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Germania Cutlery Works, Germany, knife shaped like ladies old fashioned shoe. My grandmother got it at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Picture of my grandmother taken around 1890.

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Comment by jeff on August 23, 2015 at 4:54
Thankyou Charles..I know the frenchKate that these dompanies are manufacturing now is a copy of an old knife..just not sure how old..this shoe knife is great.. thankyou again ! did nt know if handle was leather or plastic.. but looks like the celluloid held up! great picture !

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Comment by Charles Sample on August 22, 2015 at 9:37

Jeff, I am sure that it was made before the ones that companies are making now.  My grandmother got the knife in 1904.  It was made by Germania Cutlery Works in Germany.  From what I have read I believe the company operated into the 1920's.

I am just guessing but I think the handle is probably some sort of celluloid.  Disregarding the bail, the knife is 1 3/4 inches closed.

Comment by jeff on August 22, 2015 at 7:23

Charles.. if you dont mind... what is the handle made of? what are the dimensions? if you get a moment. wow...what a bail !  LOVE IT !

Comment by jeff on August 22, 2015 at 7:17

so cool !!  wow.. what a neat looking knife, I have not done any research, but wondering.. was this knife before the {shoe knife} that many companies {including great eastern} are making now.? Great photo ! Great knife ! thanks Charles .

Comment by Max McGruder on March 29, 2013 at 18:30

Very Cool!

Comment by Jan Carter on March 29, 2013 at 10:03

and she liked knives!!!!!!!

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