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Roger Russell commented on Jan Carter's photo
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Maher & Grosh

"I have had the pleasure of meeting both of these guys and have bought 5 or 6 knives from Roger. They are both easy going and very knowledgeable about knives, so if you see them at a show, just go talk to them. I also think it's great what they…"
Mar 9
Roger Russell replied to Robin Peck's discussion Vintage Boker fixed blade in the group Boker Fans
"Hey Rob,   I based the age of your knife by its tang stamp using Mark Zalesky's 2009 Boker article in Knife World & Goins' Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings 4th Edition as references. Even though your knife does not have Solingen…"
Feb 7
Roger Russell left a comment for Jay Todd
"Hi Jeff,   I was also shocked to hear of Scott's passing. I got to know him when he was collecting old Boker knives and ended up buying a lot of his Bokers once he decided to concentrate on old elephant toenails. I know he sold some of his…"
Jan 26
Jay Todd left a comment for Roger Russell
"Hi Roger - I have not been on the site for several years but getting back to collecting and I had a question for you - I am on the look out for an old school platts/case jumbo swell center elephant toenail / sunfish. I was shocked to hear of Scott…"
Jan 25
Roger Russell replied to Jan Carter's discussion Elephant Toenail Collector Club in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Here's a couple more H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery toenails that I picked up along the way. "
Aug 21, 2017
Roger Russell commented on J.J. Smith III's photo
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iKC Tye Dye icon

"Great memorial J.J. Can't believe he's gone. "
Jul 9, 2017
Roger Russell replied to Gary Kennedy's discussion Scott King
"I certainly hate to hear this. I bought a LOT of knives from Scott over the years and he is the reason I joined iKC early on. I only met him once at Parker's knife show years ago, but spoke with him frequently via email until he got out of…"
Jul 9, 2017
Roger Russell replied to Jaron's discussion Boker Slim Sleeveboard Whittler? Or is it?
"Here's three variations of that pattern and all 3 are H. Bokers. Boker also produced this pattern with pearl handles. They put bails on some knives and not on others of the same, exact pattern. Hope this helps and nice knife!"
Jul 8, 2017
Roger Russell commented on Roger Russell's photo
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Eclipse Cutlery Co.

"Thanks John. Boker used that trademark from 1887-1918. I know it's 1891 or later because it has the country of origin (Germany) stamped on the back-side of the tang."
Dec 24, 2014

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John McCain commented on Roger Russell's photo
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Eclipse Cutlery Co.

"Roger, An awesome old knife--- I came across a B&W drawing that was from a 1910 Boker Catalogue--  The drawing looks remarkably similar to yours--- Jigging  and profile and damascus etch--- That might help narrow down the date if is…"
Dec 24, 2014
Ron Cooper commented on Roger Russell's photo
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H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery

"That knife is so sweet on so many levels! Beautiful scales with file-worked blades and back-springs just to mention the more obvious ones. So sweet! "
Apr 21, 2013
Roger Russell commented on Michael's photo
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"Michael,   Your knife is a premium stockman (pattern # 7474) with delrin handles. The master blade has been reshaped is why the appearance of it is different than what one would expect in a stockman pattern. The knife was made in Solingen,…"
Jul 26, 2012
Roger Russell replied to Paul Clayton's discussion Arbolito in the group Boker Fans
"Hi,   The word Arbilito is Spanish for "little tree."  The Arbolito stamped knives were also sold by Casa Boker (1865 - present) in Mexico City who imported them from Germany for the Spanish market there."
Mar 12, 2011
Roger Russell commented on Scott King's blog post Let's Celebrate- Cheers to you! iKC's Birthday's today!
"Hard to believe IKC has been around for 1 year today. Thanks Scott."
Apr 14, 2010
Roger Russell commented on Scott King's blog post H. Boker Factory Collection
"Looking at this video should explain why I collect these old H. Boker knives. What a KILLER group of knives!! Great job with the camera as well. Thank you Scott."
Oct 24, 2009

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A pocket knife is still an intimate personal possession of the individual who carries it and consequently deserves the best of materials, finish and workmanship in its production. (Quoted from Boker's 1928 Cutlery Catalog).
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Yes
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
I collect only H. Boker knives and the older, the better. The H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery tang stamp is my favorite. I like all patterns, but am partial to the jumbo jacks and other large frame knives.
About Me
Collector.
Interests
OLD H. Boker knives.

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At 21:42 on January 25, 2018, Jay Todd said…

Hi Roger - I have not been on the site for several years but getting back to collecting and I had a question for you - I am on the look out for an old school platts/case jumbo swell center elephant toenail / sunfish. I was shocked to hear of Scott King passing and he was the man when he had his massive collection - I was wondering if you had any knowledge as to who may have one of these available?

best regards 

jeff Todd

At 14:05 on January 28, 2017, Calvin Pruett said…

Thanks for the welcome, Roger; knice to hear from the biggest baddest boker boy.

At 11:40 on December 9, 2011, Ken Mundhenk said…

Roger

Enjoyed meeting you at the Parker Show. Appreciate you  stopping by.

At 10:11 on March 17, 2011, Mark Zalesky said…
Hi Roger, I don't drop by here very often, too many other things to do. But I try to keep an eye on things and sometimes folks drop me an email and let me know that I should check out what's going on at iKC.
At 19:22 on February 27, 2011, Ricky Ray said…

Roger, I hear from Scott King that you are a BOKER collector.

True?

At 17:08 on August 8, 2009, DELBERT COVER said…
Just found your comment on the BOKER I sold you. I remenber that knife real well. Back then I had just bought a big collection of knives just to get 50 JACK KNIFE BEN knives. I kind of went over my budget and had to sell some of the other knives to recoup my wild spending spree. Wish I could have kept all of them.
At 22:14 on April 18, 2009,
In Memoriam
Scott King
said…
Hey Roger. That is one cool quote...being an H. Boker fan, as you know. Thanks for joining us here. Hope to see you help us build iKC into the best knife community.
Scott
 
 
 

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