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this very small stamp on the blade. It say, "Shapleigh" with Daimond inside 'D-E' and HDW CO. I don't know about this history of Shapleigh....

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Comment by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on October 24, 2016 at 13:12

Hi Jan!  yes that! that! Start 1843 to until 1960 was out of business.... interesting...... I believe My little Shapleigh knife's 57 years old before....

Comment by Linda K Kimbrel on October 23, 2016 at 23:11
I saw that Shapleigh HDW Co stamp on one of Richard's pocketknives. I'd have to open up a couple hundred knives to find it again though, don't know my knives well enough to locate it any other way.
Comment by Jan Carter on October 23, 2016 at 20:26

Thank you Dale !!


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Comment by D ale on October 23, 2016 at 18:40

Shapleigh Daimond Edge?


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Comment by D ale on October 23, 2016 at 18:37

Jan .. there.s 2 other pics posted .. go forward or back. It's a 2 blade single spring design. I think the other blade has a nail file on its inside surface .. I've a couple like it .. not Shapleigh DE though.

Comment by Jan Carter on October 23, 2016 at 18:23

Michelle,

Any other markings?

What is the handle material?

Can we see a pic of the whole knife?

The trademark for Diamond Edge was issued in 1864 and was still in use until 1960 when the company went out of business.  The trademark was held by Val-test after that.  Imperial produced the DE line for Val-Test between 1960 and 1967.  Between 1967 and 2004 The diamond edge trademark was owned by Imperial.  Just an assumption on my part, it may have been bought by Taylor same as Imperial.  You may want to research this book https://books.google.com/books?id=Pa00KCEvIr0C&pg=PA441&lpg... .  With the answers to the questions I asked you may find the knife actually in that book

Comment by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on October 23, 2016 at 14:41

Derek wells....  This little knife's size around 2' closed.  But normal peanut knife size. This small peanut knife as gentlemen's knife

Comment by Derek Wells on October 23, 2016 at 1:32

Interesting construction with the spring in the center and two pins securing it. (as seen in your other pics.)

Makes it a slim knife ... ordinarily each blade would have it's own spring and therefore make the knife just that little bit thicker.

With a bit of research that construction may give you a pointer to when it was made.

Comment by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on October 22, 2016 at 18:19

interesting.....  Thanks Derek Wells.. But I don't know how old my shapleigh knife is.. Look to me around 1940. I have no idea

Comment by Derek Wells on October 22, 2016 at 16:38

That's a sweet little knife Michelle 

Some history on Shapleigh Hardware here...

http://www.thckk.org/history/shapleigh-history.pdf

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