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Vintage American Knives

Knives of days gone-by and the companies who made them

Location: yesteryear
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Vintage American Knives

Looking for a group of collectors who prefer older American-made knives? Then come on in and make yourself at home. Antique knife collectors prefer knives in original condition and if the blades sport natural patina, then all the better.

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What's your favorite old knife?

Started by Scott King. Last reply by tony wing Aug 24, 2018. 30 Replies

Stampings of the Cutlery Industry.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 27, 2018. 106 Replies

old kissing crane

Started by Jim Walker. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 28, 2017. 3 Replies

Dating a Pocketknife

Started by Robert A. Olson. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Any help on what I have here??

Started by jerry marr. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 18, 2017. 16 Replies

Can anyone tell me about this knife set?

Started by Valerie Miller. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 26, 2017. 6 Replies

What do you think about custom "Re-worked" knives?

Started by Jim Prather. Last reply by Andy Larrison Jan 8, 2017. 17 Replies

How about your favorite piece of knife history

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 6, 2017. 7 Replies

Would anyone consider this knife vintage?

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 5, 2017. 13 Replies

Where do you find your vintage (antique) knives?

Started by Rick Cothren. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 5, 2017. 24 Replies

Are vintage knife collectors a dying breed?

Started by Scott King. Last reply by Michael Squier Sep 9, 2016. 17 Replies

Favorite characters from cutlery history

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter May 15, 2015. 15 Replies

Still strong

Started by Larry Lucas. Last reply by Steve Hanner Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

A-Z index for discussions

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by D ale Jul 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Fire Hardening stone knives. Interesting article...

Started by Jim Prather. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 12, 2014. 2 Replies

Wanted: Good Quality Photos of Classic Camillus Knives

Started by Stefan Schmalhaus. Last reply by Waggoner, Alan Feb 16, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Tristan on April 28, 2015 at 15:01
What's your favorite American vintage knife company?
Some of my favorites are case, imperial and Camillus.
Comment by Rick Cothren on April 24, 2015 at 22:36

Wow, they have changed!!!  Would have never know what that was with a screwdriver handle if I didn't know about the vintage scribes. 

Comment by Billy Oneale on April 24, 2015 at 20:34
Great character from the age on that jack knife. Gotta love those old Remington's.

In Memoriam
Comment by D ale on April 24, 2015 at 17:38

Sweet scribe .. I've only seen one other .. & didn't even have the $ they wanted.

!!! .. Truely rare .. !!!

Comment by Jan Carter on April 24, 2015 at 17:11

SK,

Those old jacks have a beauty all their own.  From the design to the materials and the fact that they can be found in decent shape but almost always used tells us that they were well loved by previous knife nuts :)

Comment by Jan Carter on April 24, 2015 at 17:09

John,

Donnie used one years ago also when he was grading lumber off the rail.  The reason you dont see them now is that the design has changes immeasurably away from a knife

Comment by Rick Cothren on April 24, 2015 at 15:01

Sweet Remington, those old ones are great finds. Used and cared for well is no problem in my book. 

Comment by Smiling-Knife on April 24, 2015 at 14:59

An old Remington jack knife. Not in the best of condition but I imagine it was well used and loved. The quality still shines. Perfect opening and closing with half-stops on both blades and lovely bone scales.

Comment by Rick Cothren on April 24, 2015 at 14:58

Ok that makes sense. Just hadn't seen that feature before and thought it might be unique to the scribes.. thanks for the info. :) 

Comment by Smiling-Knife on April 24, 2015 at 14:45

Thanks Rick. The tab is called a kick. A square one like this was sometimes called a stove pipe kick in Sheffield. On pocket knives it would prevent the blade from hitting the inside of the spring when closed. Filing the kick of a worn blade lowers the height of the blade and brings it back into the handle.

 
 
 

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