Old Keen Kutter Knives

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:21 pm

stockman wrote:I have a question about old KK knives, before the "Wedge and Bar" tang stamp. They are tang stamped "E.C. Simmons St. Louis. Is all knives with the "E.C. Simmons St. Louis" stamp KK's?

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Short answer is an ambiguous, I think so? They continued to use the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp and also "Simmons Hardware Co" stamp after the introduction of the wedge and bar stamp.
I have 3 KKs with the "Simmons Hardware Co." stamp. Two of them have a Keen Kutter etch. The other one is well used and if there was an etch (and I assume there was?), it has worn off.
I have 2 KKs with the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp. On of them has the Keen Kutter etch. The other one is well used and, once again, the etch has worn off, if it was there.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:25 pm

danno50 wrote:
stockman wrote:I have a question about old KK knives, before the "Wedge and Bar" tang stamp. They are tang stamped "E.C. Simmons St. Louis. Is all knives with the "E.C. Simmons St. Louis" stamp KK's?

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Short answer is an ambiguous, I think so? They continued to use the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp and also "Simmons Hardware Co" stamp after the introduction of the wedge and bar stamp. Sellens has a drawing of a fancy scroll Keen Kutter etch, which he says (with a qualification on the accuracy of the dating) was in use from 1895 thru 1916.
I have 3 KKs with the "Simmons Hardware Co." stamp. Two of them have a Keen Kutter etch (the fancy scroll one as above). The other one is well used and if there was an etch (and I assume there was?), it has worn off.
I have 2 KKs with the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp. On of them has the Keen Kutter etch( in a Gothic font). The other one is well used and, once again, the etch has worn off, if it was there.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by jxr1197 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm

Here's one I just picked up - a Keen Kutter Pony Jack aka K733-3/4S
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by msteele6 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 am

Nice old knife ::tu::

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:26 pm

I agree, that is a good one, Jason! ::tu:: Lovely bone.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by Jacknifeben » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 am

I found this picture in a box of old knives all rolled up in a cardboard tube. Sorry for the glare but I have this hanging in my “knife room” and get a lot of comments about it.

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by Jacknifeben » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:35 am

Try again.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by ITSAKILLER » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:24 pm

Here's one of my favorites
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 am

Hello killer, welcome to AAPK. Nice to see you here. I have quite a few good knives that once were yours.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 pm

George has been a member here since 2015. He just doesn't post very often.

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by knife-nut » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:45 pm

Jacknifeben wrote:Try again.
Keen kutter made this as a postcard. If it is a poster it is a fantasy item. Someone made quite a few of them and sold them as the real thing.

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:52 am

Nice knives, Jason and ITSAKILLER.

Here's an old toothpick. Made by New York Knife, I'm thinkin'.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by peanut740 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 am

Joe,I believe that is a post 1940 tang stamp and New York Knife would have been out of business.I think Schrade.Nice knife whoever made it. ::tu::
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:07 am

Thank you for that, Roger, I appreciate it.
I should have done a little more home work. But I am constantly confused with identifying makers.
Rarely do I get it right.
Thanks again.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:29 pm

Beautiful old knife, ITSAKILLER! ::tu:: Looks like a K3052 to me, should be 3 1/8". Is there a pattern number on the back of the master blade?
Very nice toothpick, Joe! ::tu:: I would agree with Roger on Schrade made.
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