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Any other vintage collectors of Parkers, American Blade, Taylor, United Boker, Frost, or STAR brands out there? 

Am far from an expert on these brands, but I do own a few!  I typically have gone "straight to the horses mouth", with many of my questions answered by Buzz Parker.  Have another friend, who I would consider experienced with '80s SEKI produced brands.  Drop me  line, or a question anytime please!  Thanks.

Tim

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They were really nice knives for the money. They now are starting to catch up in price/value for the level of quality.

Many folks still wont collect them as Parkers business reputation still lingers , but these were very nice knives. I like them a lot.

    Personally I had always been wary of the Parker brand , but really cannot say why.. This past couple of years I have had a change of opinion after buying a few here and there. I don't know about their new knives but of the few I have, I count them as some of my better built and attractive knives. BTW, are Taylor knives made in Seki, Japan? Thanks! 

  I have developed a liking for Taylor Knives from Japan and in particular Seki Japan. I have bought a few lately and they seem well made and attractive knives to me. I just got this little Taylor set and the stag is awesome. I have another similar set with MOP handles and like them as well.

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David , I think Taylor was Seki and also Seto. As  far as the timeframe for the manufacture in Seki , I am not sure. I bet some of the Seki specialists that stop by here from time to time will know.

David Mullins said:

    Personally I had always been wary of the Parker brand , but really cannot say why.. This past couple of years I have had a change of opinion after buying a few here and there. I don't know about their new knives but of the few I have, I count them as some of my better built and attractive knives. BTW, are Taylor knives made in Seki, Japan? Thanks! 

Thank you Kevin, my Coleman's have Seki on the tang, but my Taylor knives , (of which I am starting to really like) just say Japan. I have bought several Taylor knives recently and a couple of two piece sets and they really are sweet. I have never seen such beautiful stag handles on one set and the other set has mop handles and also are very nice. I didn't know much about Japan and Seki knives in general but am glad I opened my mind enough to see what I had been missing. You are right though...a lot of knowledgeable  knife folks here! Good to know.
 
Kevin M said:

David , I think Taylor was Seki and also Seto. As  far as the timeframe for the manufacture in Seki , I am not sure. I bet some of the Seki specialists that stop by here from time to time will know.

David Mullins said:

    Personally I had always been wary of the Parker brand , but really cannot say why.. This past couple of years I have had a change of opinion after buying a few here and there. I don't know about their new knives but of the few I have, I count them as some of my better built and attractive knives. BTW, are Taylor knives made in Seki, Japan? Thanks! 

David,

I think the Taylors just grow on ya. Very nice knives.

I was at the local gun show this weekend and picked up 4 more Parker knives. A nice Canoe and 3 Balisong knives(Gypsy)

Neat stuff.

  Sorry for late reply Kevin. Yes, I think you are right about the Taylor knives, especially the Japan and Seki models. I like the thick stag Indian stag handles.

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