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BLEULER A GENEVE Pruning Knife Saw and Blade Antler Scales 11 and one quarter inches with both blades open

BLEULER A GENEVE  Pruning Knife Saw and Blade Antler Scales 11 and one quarter inches with both blades open

BLEULER A GENEVE Pruning Knife- Saw and Blade. Antler Scales 11 and one quarter inches with both blades open. The saw is very sharp. If you know more about where or when the knife was made please let me know. Thank you. Shows more detail when you enlarge the picture.

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Comment by J.J. Smith III on March 15, 2017 at 7:32
One more Paul...

French SAK forum shows a knife but the same maker...

http://www.forum-couteausuisse.com/t4121-Un-vrai-Suisse-mais-faux-S...
Comment by Paul S on March 15, 2017 at 6:06

Wow-thanks-this is awesome information and I will have to use this to research further after I clean the snow from the storm last night. There are a few pruners in my collection and others for gardening. Thanks J.J., Karlee,  and Jan again.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on March 14, 2017 at 22:51
Found this while Karlee was in class.
Appearantly​, also with the Wenger affiliation.

http://m.ebay.ie/itm/Vintage-Set-12-Faux-Bone-Handle-Dessert-Knives...
Comment by J.J. Smith III on March 14, 2017 at 22:48
Comment by Jan Carter on March 14, 2017 at 22:29
Comment by Jan Carter on March 14, 2017 at 22:22

The stamp on the front is a custom cutler mark - pre 1950 it was very common for Victorinox to make knives for sale in culter shops around Switzerland and stamp the name of the shop of the front of the blade. Sometimes the back of the blade would get a Victorinox logo (Victorinox, Inoxyd, etc), and sometimes it wouldn't. Knives with only knife shop names and no Victorinox trademark are more common in the 1905-1930 time frame; 1930-1950 you still see cutler names on the front but almost always with Victorinox/Victoria/Inoxyd trademark on the back. 

Common knife maker names you'll see on knives of this vintage are "A Simon Bern" or "Alf Simon Bern" (very common), Schoodersohn Thun, Bleuler Zurich, F. Kienast Winterthur, and, interestingly, Elsener Schwyz.

Based on this Paul I would say it is Swiss.  Bleuler is either a custom maker from ealy 1900's or he was a shop owner.  My guess based on the knife itself is that he was a custom maker (mind you that is a guess).  Even today a custom maker's stamp will sometimes list his location and if he moves he just gets a new stamp which is awesome because it helps dating them

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