Welcome Home...THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

Hi, I recently found this small pocket knife at a garage sale and 'm wondering anyone could offer me some info about it. The folded knife is 3" long, main blade is 2" long, 2nd blade is broken, it is stamped Made in Germany on one side of the main blade and ERMA Sollingen on the other. The most intriguing thing to me is the pressed in shape of an ocean going ship. I'm not sure if the handle is cellulose or plastic, I did the test with 800 grit sand paper but the only scent that came from it smelled like pine, not the mothball smell or plastic smell.

I would really like to find out what ship is that is represented on the handle but really have no idea where to start.

Thanks for looking, Chris

Views: 216

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

That is a very interesting knife you have. I haven't found much on it myself yet. I did find a couple of similar ones, but nothing on them yet. I hope someone is able to help you out. Glad to have you with us here at iKC. 

Here are a couple more pics,

Attachments:

Not your knife, but could be a companion...

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/351879015459
Found this, on ETSY no less...

Ernst Mandewirth was one of the great razor makers that was established in Solingen in the early 1900's.
Ernst Mandewirth. Solingen: Solingerstrasse 48 in 1908-10, Katternbergerstrasse 174 in 1922-39, and Felderstrasse 68 in 1963. Brand names: 'E.M.S.', 'Erma' (1919), 'Lesal' (1909), 'Perplex' (1909), 'Rizal' (1904).

ERMA Werke are a well known Germany Arms Manufacturer - even made some Rifles & rifle parts (M1) for American Brands such as Ithaca. 

It wouldn't be a big stretch to suggest they may have made cutlery as well.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

White River Knives

Latest Activity

Lars Ray commented on Jan Carter's event 'Trackrock Hammer-in Fall 2022'
9 hours ago
Jan Carter posted an event

Trackrock Hammer-in Fall 2022 at Trackrock Campground Blairsville, Ga

September 30, 2022 at 8pm to October 1, 2022 at 5pm
10 hours ago
Carl Bradshaw commented on Jan Carter's group Daniels Family Knife Brands
yesterday
Jan Carter left a comment for Frank Stennett
yesterday

KnifeMaker
Doug Ritter posted a discussion
yesterday
Lars Ray posted a status
"Catching up on some of my photo album work - back filling some of my Bowies"
Monday
Lars Ray posted photos
Monday
Lars Ray replied to ROBERT BETTIS's discussion How best to catagorize? in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
Monday

Featured
dead_left_knife_guy commented on J.J. Smith III's photo
Sunday
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Rob Myers
Sunday
Rob Myers is now a member of iKnife Collector
Sunday
ROBERT BETTIS replied to ROBERT BETTIS's discussion How best to catagorize? in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
Sunday
ROBERT BETTIS added a discussion to the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
Sunday
Mike Wheeler replied to Mike Wheeler's discussion Japanese Colt Serengeti Skinner Ct7-s Fixed Gut Hook
Friday
Lars Ray replied to Mike Wheeler's discussion Japanese Colt Serengeti Skinner Ct7-s Fixed Gut Hook
Friday
Mike Wheeler replied to Mike Wheeler's discussion Japanese Colt Serengeti Skinner Ct7-s Fixed Gut Hook
Friday

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

KNIFE AUCTIONS

KNIFE MAGAZINE!!!

THE NEW TSA

POPS KNIFE SUPPLY

JSR Sports!

Click to visit

© 2022   Created by Jan Carter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service