A. Field & Co Knife

This place is specifically allocated for discussing and showing off those knives from areas of the world other than the United States.
User avatar
wlf
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 3826
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:55 am
Location: WV

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by wlf » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:28 pm

On that note,
I have somewhat of a revelation after rereading this thread . Remember I mentioned Bill Howard said he found an A Fields box while at the Queen factory. I stated above it would have most likely been a relic from the Schatt and Morgan era in that factory (as Schatt and Morgan inhabited the building prior to Queen).

A couple of the last (almost) two knives I have acquired disappointed me when they arrived in the mail. Some auction listings do not specify the length or other features. Always ask questions.

As I've reiterated almost all farmers jacks are apx. 4" long, a large knife to my reckoning,with rare exceptions.. The first one, A Fields, came in at 3 3/4". A 1/4' doesn't sound like much,but in knife making it's gigantic,as seen in the first scan of the A Fields and a Schrade. This last one ,Schatt and Morgan came in and to my surprise was also a somewhat miniature farmers jack. These small ones are rare,Holly being the only other conventional frame small one I've seen, but still a little larger than these.

The ebony is the Schatt and the jigged bone (Schatt jigged bone at the time I figure) is the A Fields stamped. Thanks to Bill Howard for putting this idea in my head and the Lord for letting me get these two knives.

Schatt and Morgan did make some Alfred Fields knives.... Same knives,even the shields are the same.
Attachments
Schatt and Schrade comparison423.jpg
Schatt and A Fields comparison424.jpg
A Fields305.jpg
Schatt and Morgan400.jpg
I buy roosters combs and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]

May the Father and Son bless
Lyle

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 13031
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Yes Sir. Thank you, Lyle.

Those Farmers Jacks are always nice to look at no matter the size. ::tu::

D.DuFresne
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:31 pm

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by D.DuFresne » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:47 pm

I found this a field company progress knife 2 days ago. anybody know anything more about it. The ivory extension out the back is about 5 cm long. What was it used for?
A. field progress night
A. field progress night

User avatar
americanedgetech
Posts: 1552
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:40 am
Location: Florida Pan Handle
Contact:

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by americanedgetech » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm

There is another current thread with the same style knife. "Rare old ones" I think is the thread.
I know them as "grafting" knives used to "graft" tree branches as in apple/cherry or lemon/orange. They may also be known as budding knives but I am not sure.

The ivory or brass (on some) spud at the rear is used as a gauge for whittling a notch into the receiving branch. The donor branch is cut into a "V" wedge, and they are tied together until the graft becomes permanent.
Ken Mc.

WTB Kershaw 2120 MACHO Lockback Parts knife
I need a pile side scale. THX!

User avatar
gsmith7158
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 8127
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Location: Marietta, Ga. 35% of the time

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:01 pm

Hmmm. ::hmm:: Another one.
------------------

Greg

IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING.
Always looking to buy good quality Empire knives.

PROUD MEMBER AAPK, NRA.

D.DuFresne
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:31 pm

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by D.DuFresne » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:13 pm

Thank you for the information on the grafting knife. Would you have an idea of the value of it

User avatar
zoogirl
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 1977
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Location: Vancouver area, BC Canada.

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by zoogirl » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:21 pm

I picked up this extremely battered A Field & Co Progress for five bucks, which is about four too many, I suspect. It screamed “I’m old! Save me!”, so I did!
I’d like to know a closer date for it than pre 1942, which is all I’ve found. Yes, I know, it’s pretty much worthless but there’s just something about it that I like.
59F3096D-B6D5-4BE3-AA95-C9BB04945B1B.jpeg
F4E989F9-6F4E-4BC9-8A0F-0DA558C2F71C.jpeg
I’m too young to be this old!
“Hey Ann, gotchyer knife?!”

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 13031
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by FRJ » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:07 pm

That's got a heck of a shield on it, zoogirl. I'll say that for it. And maybe Schrade bones.

Here's a florist knife I kind of like. 4" and thin. ::nod::
Attachments
DSCN6300.JPG
DSCN6302.JPG
DSCN6313.JPG
DSCN6314.JPG

Lama
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:11 am
Contact:

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by Lama » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:34 pm

It's been a while since anyone has posted to this topic, but I have an interesting Sheffield made A. Field & Co boy's jack knife with a cast iron handle. It has the tightest spring of any small knife I've owned, a real nail breaker. According to my research, the stamp dates from pre 1942. What has me stumped is the symbol on the handle. Anyone know or have an idea what it might signify?
Attachments
IMG_6423.jpeg
IMG_6421.jpeg
IMG_6415.jpeg
IMG_6416.jpeg
IMG_6424.jpeg
IMG_6415.jpeg

kootenay joe
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 12396
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm
Location: West Kootenays, B.C.

Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:33 pm

Great older knife. My guess of age is that it was manufactured before WW II, maybe 1920's even ? I have not seen this arrow through a diamond outline before so cannot be of any help. I'm just admiring your knife.
kj

Post Reply

Return to “European And Other Foreign Manufactured Knives”