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My guess on the handle material is a type celluloid. Even some of the higher end knife makers used Celluloid when it first came out. Like today's fiber reinforced handles, there is good quality celluloid and bad quality celluloid. Afterall, Celluloid by a different name is a phenolic resin!
I have some Razors to show off this weekend. I brought home some very cool tang stamps
Thanks Jan for posting the swing guard I am hoping that someone will see it and tell me who the maker was! Mike
looks like an end of day pattern, made occasionally by the workers, not a handle marketed?....looks like a linoleum flooring doesn't it ....
Jan Carter said:
More on Platts Bros, from my friend Scott, publisher of Elephant Toenails and Cutlery News Journal.
Jan that's fossilized robot puke. Rare handle material.