Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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Re: Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

Post by espn77 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Try to oil the joints. It should open automatically into a full open position. You did good on your purchase.

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Post by americanedgetech » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 pm

LanG wrote:Thank you! I would call it partial opening- pull the ball back and the blade pops out about 1/4 way.
Well that's pretty cool! I have to assume then that the blades spine sits fairly flush with the scales when it is closed. I didn't see a closed picture.

I would follow my impulses all the time if I scored like that. ::nod::
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Post by LanG » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 pm

espn77 wrote:Try to oil the joints. It should open automatically into a full open position. You did good on your purchase.


Thank you! I'm waiting on some Quick Release Oil to come in the mail (was hoping it would arrive today, too). I will give it a drop when it arrives.
You said you hadn't come across a lobster knife. Were those not yours posted above? What material do you think the handles on mine are?
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Post by espn77 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Those are mine. I haven't come across a slick black one yet. Yours looks to be in good condition.

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Post by espn77 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:09 pm

Actually I take that back. Your handles look to be pyremite. Remington's version of celluloid.

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Post by LanG » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm

espn77 wrote:Those are mine. I haven't come across a slick black one yet. Yours looks to be in good condition.


Ahh. Very nice collection! The bone one is especially stunning to me. Is the lobster pattern unique to Remington, or did others make them, too?
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Post by espn77 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 pm

I think others made them too. Remington made a lot of them. Even at that good condition is hard to find.

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Post by LanG » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:28 pm

Here's a couple pics of the pull-ball closed:
CIMG5925.JPG
CIMG5921.JPG
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Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:39 am

Is the lobster pattern unique to Remington, or did others make them, too?
The lobster pattern was very popular at one time, like 100 years ago. Most of them had manicure blades, and many had a bail so they could also function as a pocket watch fob (think bankers, clerks, accountants, office workers - not folks that worked trades or agriculture). Most knife makers offered one or more lobster patterns in their product lines at the time. Here's an old thread with some dandy examples. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28749&hilit=Lobsters

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Post by espn77 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:18 am

That is a great thread. Thanks Ken

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Post by LanG » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:12 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
The lobster pattern was very popular at one time, like 100 years ago. Most of them had manicure blades, and many had a bail so they could also function as a pocket watch fob (think bankers, clerks, accountants, office workers - not folks that worked trades or agriculture). Most knife makers offered one or more lobster patterns in their product lines at the time. Here's an old thread with some dandy examples. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=28749&hilit=Lobsters

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Thank you for the education, and the link. A lot of great knives in that thread!

espn77 wrote:Try to oil the joints. It should open automatically into a full open position. You did good on your purchase.


Got my quick release oil in today. One drop and that thing pops open like I can't believe! It startled me the first time. :shock:
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Post by americanedgetech » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:01 pm

Like a Vampire, and it's first drop of... oil? :D :D :D

ESPN is THE MAN! ::tu::
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Re: Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

Post by msteele6 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 pm

The bottom knife (whitish handled gunstock) does not appear to be a Remington. The others look like nice knives.

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Post by americanedgetech » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:34 pm

msteele6 wrote:The bottom knife (whitish handled gunstock) does not appear to be a Remington. The others look like nice knives.

JMO
What makes you think that sir?
I'm only attempting to add information to the thread, and not doubting you for a second... ::handshake::
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Re: Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

Post by espn77 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 pm

msteele6 wrote:The bottom knife (whitish handled gunstock) does not appear to be a Remington. The others look like nice knives.

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I agree

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