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This group has grown into an encyclopedia of knife information.  Feel free to read, use and add!  Enjoy 

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Some great Research and my thanks to the tireless work done by Sue OldsWidow. Check out that index, you just may be there for days! Also her research turned up an old resource that is worth revisiting if you have not seen.

Produced by iKC Member Tobais Gibson its a good reference for collectors: http://apg2k.hegewisch.net/index.html

I could not have said this better myself Mr Hanner!

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Comment by John wills on March 6, 2018 at 18:49

Comment by Jan Carter on March 6, 2018 at 16:10


Post a pic and description here, just hit add at the top

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Comment by John wills on March 6, 2018 at 15:04


Comment by Robert Stadtlander on February 4, 2018 at 10:15

Queen Cutlery made folding woodcarving knives for my business.  I need to find a new source so if anyone or any company is interested in providing knives, please contact me ASAP.

Comment by Tony Flannery on December 25, 2016 at 11:36

Merry Christmas to all on the Research & Resources Group, And the Best In The New Year!

Comment by allanm on March 28, 2016 at 12:54

Thank you John! I'm still blaming the proxy :-) That image perspective looks a bit odd. squished but that's ok. I'll figure out access and learn the site soon enough, and that might be enough to help others to help me identify the origin of the knife.

I told my son about this specific knife it on Saturday, he's in Michigan, I'm in Virginia now. He was born in South Africa, and when I told him I am researching and cataloging the knives I have, and one day when I "croak" he will get them all with my docs, he said he's not excited about me croaking, but will be glad to inherit the family history and legacy. :-)

As to I*XL or I-XL mentioned by Clint, most likely one of those were what my dad meant. I had seen I*XL images very similar, but all have I*XL prominently on them. Apparently my grandfather "really liked IXL knives" - whichever ones they were. My sister (still in South Africa) now has a tomato knife with very fine tooth serrated blade and a round circle on the end, I assume part of the design for Victorian era tomato cutting and serving.

I'll ask her to check that out for markings and send me an image, that might give more clues about exactly what my dad meant by IXL knives - as in I*XL, I-XL or other

Comment by John Bamford on March 28, 2016 at 12:30

I took the liberty of sharing Allan's photo here as he seems to have had trouble with doing that .

Comment by John Bamford on March 28, 2016 at 12:28

Comment by Clint Thompson on March 28, 2016 at 11:33

IXL could mean the blade was constructed of stainless steel. I*XL or I-XL refers to a George Wostenholm in Sheffield England.something different. These knives were exported to the Americas as well as past colonies in Africa. There is a story that Jim Bowie ordered knives from Wostenholm. As for stainless steel "inox" is another International symbol for this metal. I have read, good quality stainless knives were not made till the early 50's. I know they were made earlier than this but lack the quality there is now.

You might send your photo in an email to a member who can post this. Never the less, Allanm this is a neat and interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by allanm on March 28, 2016 at 10:37

Another link I had found yesterday, right back here to iKC, back in November 2013 Ken Spielvogel posted on iKC about an IXL Schrade Wostenholm (image) that he had bought via eBay. Other than markings, and the absence of the little metal inlay in the handle, Ken's knife (forum link) looks almost identical to my grandfather's.


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