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Sue, That's a lot of good info. I wish I could find an old catalog of when specifically this knife was made. Most of Voos knives were fancier gentleman's knives.
This knife I believe is about 3.25".
INPUT..INPUT..Voos USA c.1919-1981. "An arrow through the name. A trademark used by New Haven Hardware Specialty Company"Ernest Voos c 1879-1919. Ernest Voos was an immigrant from Germany. He opened a shop in New Haven, Connecticut making scissors, shears, knives, and razors. They eventually grew to be quite an enterprise, becoming the New Haven Hardware Specialty Company in 1919. Voos Stainless c 1924-1981. This marking was the trademark of the New Haven Hardware Specialty Company, 1 New Haven Connecticut. They were originated in 1879 when Ernest Voos opened a shop in New Haven and began making pocket knives.The New Haven Hardware Company was incorporated in 1919 and took over Voos' business. On November 5, 1925, they suffered a $12,000 loss when a fire broke out in their plant. They were well insured and continued business as usual.
Awesome, what is the size of the handle?
As far as the date, I have asked others that may know. Some have said they thought it was from the 30-40's. I thought maybe the 50's. The bolsters are steel which usually indicates an older knife. I can't find much info on this knife.
Thank you Dennis. This knife believe or not has been sitting in my tackle box since I was a kid (over 45 years). My dad also used it when we fished together. I haven't used it since I was probably in junior high or early high school maybe. I always knew there was a old fishing knife from the 60's in there, but do not remember this knife. My dad is 96 with a sharp memory, but does not member where it came from. Cleaned it good, and it has amazing walk & talk. A real treasure.
Nice Tim. Any idea on the age of this one. I think Voos was in business until 1981.
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