Different blade combinations on the 3 3/4" equal end

The PAL Cutlery Company was established in 1935 as the result of a merger between the Utica Knife & Razor Company and the Pal Blade Company. It purchased Remington's cutlery division in 1939 & manufactured knives in what was at one time the Remington owned factory in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The company used Pal Blade Company and Pal Cutlery Company as brand until they ceased operations in 1953. It's purchase of Remington's cutlery assets resulted in them assembled the remaining Remington parts. so you will find Remington marked Pal's made knives & on occasion knives marked with both the Pal brand & Remington brand.
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Different blade combinations on the 3 3/4" equal end

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I ran across my 1st Pal knife several years ago at the Webster Flea Market located behind the Sumpter County Livestock Market. Since then only 20 more have come into my possession. 9 of these have the same frame, a 3 & 3/4" equal end frame. 8 have black composition handles, the odd one out has beautiful bone handles. The bone handle knife has a Pal Blade Co.stamp, the others are all stamped Pal Cutley Co. Only 2 have the round Pal shield, one is marked, the other is smooth with no trace of being stamped.

The 1st one (top to bottom) with the marked PAL shield has only 2 blades, a clip and a pen.
The other one with an unmarked round shield has 3 blades, a clip, sheep foot and a pen.
Below it is an identical 3 blade configuration but no shield.
4th down is a spear, sheep foot and a pen.
5th is a clip, sheep foot and a punch.
6 & 7 are identical, shackle/bail, spear point main blades, screwdriver/cap lifters, can openers and punches.
8 also has a shackle, spear, an older style can opener (I think), a longer and narrower screwdriver/cap lifter and a pen blade.
The last one with the pretty bone handles is the most worn, it's missing the shackle and the spear sits proud due to blade loss. It too has the older style can opener, screwdriver/cap lifter and a punch.
Forgive me for not opening all the blades to show the differences.
Forgive me for not opening all the blades to show the differences.
There may be more configurations/blade combos. Looks like they made one for every occasion. Here's what they all look like more or less:
Latest addition from a couple weeks back.
Latest addition from a couple weeks back.
Here are the rest of the PALs, the big stockman frame is a "moose pattern" and the TL-29 is probably a bit rare.
Seems the small Gentleman's knives are fairly common.
Seems the small Gentleman's knives are fairly common.
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Re: Different blade combinations on the 3 3/4" equal end

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treefarmer wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 3:57 am I ran across my 1st Pal knife several years ago at the Webster Flea Market located behind the Sumpter County Livestock Market. Since then only 20 more have come into my possession. 9 of these have the same frame, a 3 & 3/4" equal end frame. 8 have black composition handles, the odd one out has beautiful bone handles. The bone handle knife has a Pal Blade Co.stamp, the others are all stamped Pal Cutley Co. Only 2 have the round Pal shield, one is marked, the other is smooth with no trace of being stamped.

The 1st one (top to bottom) with the marked PAL shield has only 2 blades, a clip and a pen.
The other one with an unmarked round shield has 3 blades, a clip, sheep foot and a pen.
Below it is an identical 3 blade configuration but no shield.
4th down is a spear, sheep foot and a pen.
5th is a clip, sheep foot and a punch.
6 & 7 are identical, shackle/bail, spear point main blades, screwdriver/cap lifters, can openers and punches.
8 also has a shackle, spear, an older style can opener (I think), a longer and narrower screwdriver/cap lifter and a pen blade.
The last one with the pretty bone handles is the most worn, it's missing the shackle and the spear sits proud due to blade loss. It too has the older style can opener, screwdriver/cap lifter and a punch.001.JPG

There may be more configurations/blade combos. Looks like they made one for every occasion. Here's what they all look like more or less:005.JPG

Here are the rest of the PALs, the big stockman frame is a "moose pattern" and the TL-29 is probably a bit rare.
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