Robeson ID

The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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Robeson ID

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I picked up this old Robeson this past weekend. It looks to have the arched 1917-1939 tang stamp, but I don't see any other markings.

Could someone here help me identify this knife? Also, Stag or Bone?
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Now that's a fine lookin' old knife, Newt68!
I'm pretty sure it jigged bone but don't have a clue about the pattern of the knife.
When Bro. Chalie Noyes checks in he can probably give you a good answer. ::tu::
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Barehead jack? Barehead because it only has a bolster at the pivot end, and a jack because it has 2 blades that pivot on the same end. Some nice looking bone on that old guy.
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Definitely a Robeson.

Dating a Robeson by a tang stamp other than that on the master blade is not possible. They are meaningless.

Don’t know why the master is not marked . If it’s been replaced, it was very well done,

Given the pattern, which I don’t think continued after WWII, and the bone, I’d say 1930’s or 40’s.

Are you sure there’s no markings on the master?
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You are right! It is very worn but I was able to clean up the master a little to see the mark below.

ROBESON / ShurEdge (script) / ROCHESTER 1922 - 1939
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Newt68 wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:20 pm I picked up this old Robeson this past weekend.
Nice old knife you have there, Newt68.
I wonder what the closed length is.

I have this knife at 3 3/8". I don't think it's ever been carried.
Could it be like yours?
Like yours, it has no pattern number on the back of the tang.
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Re: Robeson ID

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Wow! That is a beauty! Yes 3 3/8" looks to be the same knife.
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