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Nice knives Doug.
A couple of really sweet looking knives there Doug.
My goodness that is a deep gorgeous blue!
Thank you Jan. I am very fond of the Schatt & Morgan knives. It's your fault you know. I was perfectly contented collecting only Schrades and then iKC came along and gave me a Queen Sway Back Jack in a monthly drawing. This small Wharnncliff Whittler is a part of the Keystone Series 7 as well. It is 3-1/8" closed. A small knife but impressive. It is my understanding that a Serpentine knife that is larger on one end than the other is a Wharncliff Pattern Knife, whether it has a Wharncliff bade or not. Any thoughts on that?
Now that is something I had never heard..it is an interesting thought. I would almost say that it describes a whittler but I think wharncliff is specific to a blade style
It is my understanding that a Serpentine knife that is larger on one end than the other is a Wharncliff Pattern Knife, whether it has a Wharncliff bade or not. Any thoughts on that?
Doug .. I'm with Jan on this one.
i.e. Wharncliffe is a style of blade (as defined by the geometry of the blade's shape)
Serpentine is the knife model (based on the lazy S curved shape of the frame).
I'm still doing a little looking around on this one D ale. The Schrade 766 is listed as a Wharncliffe pattern, with clip and pen blades. It is also referred to as a Dogleg Jack or Pen.
After i asked about the Wharncliffe pattern knife, Tony asked the same question on another forum.The first 2 pictures are used with the permission of the collector that posted them and the 3rd picture I found on the internet. The Wharncliffe in the 3rd picture appears to have a Wharncliffe blade but with the other two adds I'd say there is a knife pattern called a Wharncliffe. As pointed out on the other forum, the spelling variation of Wharncliffe is likely a local thing.
Enderes Alberta Lea Minn.
1921 Western States catalog
From E. C. Simmons Encyclopedia Catalog #G, 1908
Good research, Doug.
I'd have certainly bet otherwise.
It's a good day when one learns something.
!!! .. Documentation wins the day .. !!!
Nice job, Doug.
I am glad I didn't add my opinion earlier cos I would have been with Jan and Dale !!
Well done Doug , and don't you just love those old adverts .
Well I agree with Dale, it is always good to learn! So there was a time when it was a style of knife not just a blade shape. I have to wonder when did we just start calling it a serpentine and a pruning knife?
EXCELLENT work Doug!