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Looking to find any info on this small knife, Marked Eagle on the blade and I think the "Win " marked on the handle stands for Winchester but not sure.This is not a toy very sharp and well made.Cannot find anything on the web and any info would help
Oddly, I can't seem to find a thing on this knife. Will keep trying after work.
Bruce there are several knife companies that went with the brand name of Eagle. Eagle Brand was imported from Japan by Parker. From 1974-1991 according to Collector Guide to Knives.
This was Eagle knife co.located somewhere on east coast and I think they were one of the companys along with Camilus (Spelling? ) That made knives for Winchester pre 1940. This info from my dad who is 86 and doesnt always remember things correctly. But is a wizard when it comes to guns
Yes there was an Eagle Knife Company in New Haven,CT 1916-1918. My dad is 86 as well know how that goes.
Bruce,there are almost a dozen companies that used the Eagle name-The most likely candidate is The Eagle Knife Co. of New Haven, Connecticut.Founded in 1916 by the Hemming brothers- They invented certain machinery which made it possible to produce their product on an assembly line which lowered their labor costs-In 1919, Winchester purchased the Eagle firm, primarily for their machinery and methods of manufacture- This would appear to be the most likely candidate, with the bullet,pistol, and WIN reference, although I can't find any examples of a similarly styled knife-
John,Thanks again I have several Winchesters and also some of the knives and this one is the best made.I am liking this site
Hey Paul...when you have a moment, post up some photos...someone may have a similar phot of it in one of theri knife reference books if not found online
This is great information because I just found such a knife in my dad’s belongings. Couldn’t find info online.
Do any of you know the knife’s value? It seems rare. I’m not sure what to do with it. Thanks!