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My Fan Brands

Post by keithw » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:31 pm

I'm always on the lookout for Fan Brand knives and tang stamp variations, and I thought I would share a few:

1. Barehead jack, arched Schlieper stamp over Fan logo, no shield, no etch

2. Brass commerative knife, arched Schlieper stamp, no shield, no etch

3. Half whittler, Straightline stamp, Solingen shield, 3-'eye' etch with fans instead

4. Medium stockman, Straightline stamp, Solingen shield, 3-'eye' etch with fans instead

5. Medium stockman, Straightline stamp, plain shield, 3-'eye' etch with fans instead

6. Large sodbuster Art Ullis Special, Fan Co. Solingen Germany tang stamp.

#4 really caught my eye because the coping blade has the faint stamp of the Indian Head stamp. I don't think it has been replaced. I tried to get a pic but couldn't.

#5 & #6 are well-used, but I still like them.

Thanks!
Keith
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Re: My Fan Brands

Post by keithw » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:32 pm

Here are numbers 4 and 5
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Re: My Fan Brands

Post by keithw » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:34 pm

Finally number 6.

Sorry it took so many posts to get all the pics.
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Re: My Fan Brands

Post by EyeBJoe » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:26 am

Great old Fan Brands, Keith. The bare head jack is the Hoss in that group in my humble opinion.

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Re: My Fan Brands

Post by Paladin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:49 am

Very good stuff, Keith. Like Joe says, the barehead is especially nice. The sodbuster is interesting. I really like the pattern in general and this is a really early version. It does not have the improved pivot pin that we see on the later models. Also, the tang stamp looks to be THE FAN CO. and I don't recall seeing that before.

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Re: My Fan Brands

Post by keithw » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:27 pm

Thanks guys!
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