"HI Dan: i saw this knife on eBay and sent the picture to both Fred Fisher and David Clark. something did;t look right to me about it. they both confirmed what you so succinctly summarized.
a few weeks back i bought a 19A with bone…"
"Just an update, The revised Amber report is in the "Series Reports" down under the actual catalogs in the Historical Documents section of Queen's we website, covering all known "Amber" knives since 1947 -- there…"
Sorry for the delay -traveling. I show the #49 in the June 1953 price list as the "Horseman." In production right up to the current time - it has been in all price lists. Sometimes as "Texas Cattle Knife"…"
Here is a #49 stockman. It has both a blade etching and a tang stamp of "Q steel" so would place it at 1958-1960, i believe. This knife has winter bottom bone scales and is 4 1/4" long with all blades closed. This…"
"Duke, Thanks for the note.
Those older catalogs from David Clark and Fred Fisher's collections are what has provided the input for the database I am referring to. Similar to the currently available "Statistical reports"…"
i spoke with David Clark about this knife and he pointed out to me that Queen now has some early catalogs on their website that you can download. you are correct in that this knife was first offered in 1950. it was still listed…"
"Duke, You are putting up some very nice knives. Thank you. Gives me a chance to do some searches in our draft catalog database.
I show the first offering of the "Jumbo One-Blade" on p. 32 of the #85 catalog,…"
Here is a #38 old pattern i just got in the mail. Overall 5 1/4"long. Winter bottom bone handles. The tang stamp would indicate that it was made prior to 1955. After this knife was discontinued, they used the #38 pattern number for a little 3" tuxedo knife. This knife is in pretty nice condition; i think the blades may have been sharpened very slightly and were probably buffed. Not bad for a 75 year old knife.…See More
Wow Duke I am flattered that you should ask me such a question !
Alas I have to say that of all the members here I am least qualified to answer that, I have some newer Queen knives and will buy some more ,they have a certain quality that I like even though I would not be able to put my finger on quite why. My GEC knives over all maybe a little finer finished but I just like Queen .
Anyway there are a whole host of experienced guy's and Gal's here who could tell you about older knives, my friends Ron or Jan or John McCain , now he seems to know his stuff ! I am just a Brit who has only begun to enjoy US made knives recently. Sorry to not be of more help , John B .