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The Ghost Army knife

Started Feb 27 0 Replies

Queen Cutlery History has today published a compelling story, shared by a reader, of a Queen City military knife used in World War II. The knife was carried by the reader’s father, a US Army soldier…Continue

New Queen Cutlery History website

Started Nov 4, 2019 0 Replies

Thanks very much to all of you who have visited the new Queen Cutlery History website. After all the work that went into building the site it's very gratifying to see such an enthusiastic response!…Continue

 

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Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"In light of SMKW’s recent issue of the new Queen Pilot Test Run knife, the editors at queencutleryhistory.com have published a short article “Is There a Future for New Queen Knives”. What’s your opinion?"
Jun 11
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"Every month queencutleryhistory features a different knife or knives in the Historical Knife Spotlight on their home page. New today is a spotlight on the Schatt & Morgan File & Wire Series knives which were launched in 1998. You can also…"
May 29
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Daniels Family Knife Brands
"That's a very good looking knife, Carl! There's certainly no mistaking that it's lightning wood."
May 29
Bob Welch replied to Lewis E.Ward's discussion SMKW is offering a Queen BLACK COMPOSITE MINI TRAPPER PILOT TEST RUN in the group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"You're welcome. Glad to do it, Jan. queencutleryhistory.com had a big spike in traffic last week when Smoky Mountain launched the knife. We had some backstory but wanted to have a knife in hand before commenting. Carl got one too. We both…"
May 5
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"A couple people at Queen Cutlery History now have the new SMKW Queen Pilot Run mini-trapper and there is a bit of a review on the homepage, along with a lot more new content."
May 5
Bob Welch replied to Lewis E.Ward's discussion SMKW is offering a Queen BLACK COMPOSITE MINI TRAPPER PILOT TEST RUN in the group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"There is a review of this knife at Queen Cutlery History"
May 5
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"Lots of new material has been added to queencutleryhistory.com. David Clark has yet another article on the rare Jess Crouch knife, which was produced by Schatt & Morgan around 1915 to 1920 or so. Jess Crouch was one of the officers of the…"
Apr 16
Bob Welch joined Jan Carter's group
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Daniels Family Knife Brands

The Daniels family have been involved in knives for five generations, from trading, selling, manufacturing, and now distribution.This new chapter has begun for Ryan and Courtney Daniels.  "Daniels Family Knife Brands" is offering the exiting new Excelsior Knife Company line of knives directly crafted by the knife makers that also design them. They also are continuing the very popular Tuna Valley Cutlery Co. knife brand, marketed towards the contemporary collector.Thanks to everyone for all…See More
Apr 11
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"David Clark has written an interesting new article about 3 very rare Schatt & Morgan knives which feature a unique punching tool, patented in 1908. The story with photos appears on the home page of Queencutleyhistory.com, in the Historical Knife…"
Mar 26
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"Russell, You will find information on a vast array of Queen knives at queencutleryhistory.com. They appear in the various catalogs on the site and there are photos and descriptions of 5 different #82 knives in the Knife Library. In addition, as…"
Mar 21
Bob Welch posted a discussion

The Ghost Army knife

Queen Cutlery History has today published a compelling story, shared by a reader, of a Queen City military knife used in World War II. The knife was carried by the reader’s father, a US Army soldier attached to the 603rd Camouflage Engineer Battalion - the so-called “Ghost Army”. This unit was classified Top Secret and only declassified in 1996.Beyond the knife itself, this is a story about family. It is a tribute from a son to his father, a member of the “Greatest Generation”.We invite you to…See More
Feb 27
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"Several new features have been added to queencutleryhistory.com since the site launched in October, 2019. Photos and descriptions of more than 50 vintage knives have been added throughout the Knife Library. Past Historical Knife…"
Feb 16
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"You folks who like the old Queen City folders will want to visit the Knife Library at Queencutleryhistory.com. We've added 18 oldies into the Knife Library, on the Queen City folders page. There are some big ones, small ones and a few with…"
Dec 8, 2019
Bob Welch commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
"The Historical Knife Spotlight at queencutleryhistory.com has been updated. The featured knife is a Queen City bareheaded, swell end jack with some unusual features. We plan to update this feature on the homepage at least monthly. Starting next…"
Dec 2, 2019
Bob Welch joined Jan Carter's group
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Queen Cutlery & Friends

Knives have been made at the factory of Queen Cutlery Company of Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. It is arguably the oldest and last American Cutlery that truly continues to produce knives in the same way as they were produced there when the factory opened in 1902. The factory’s first tenant was the Schatt & Morgan Cutlery Company: Queen Cutlery Company displaced Schatt & Morgan there in 1933. Queen City Cutlery Company first began to produce knives in 1918 around the end of…See More
Nov 24, 2019
Bob Welch posted a discussion

New Queen Cutlery History website

Thanks very much to all of you who have visited the new Queen Cutlery History website. After all the work that went into building the site it's very gratifying to see such an enthusiastic response! For those of you who might have missed the launch announcement, here's a link https://queencutleryhistory.com.Your feedback, comments, suggestions and editorial contributions are welcome.Thanks again!The QCH teamSee More
Nov 4, 2019

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
friend
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
26 to 30 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Queen, Schatt & Morgan
Website
http://robertwelchphoto.com
About Me
Involved for several years with Queen Cutlery's historical team. Now building new website Queencutleryhistory.com

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At 13:19 on October 19, 2019, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Bob! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 20:45 on October 17, 2019, J.J. Smith III said…

Welcome to iKC, Bob.

Good to have you here. 

At 18:12 on October 17, 2019, Jan Carter said…

Very happy to have you with us Bob

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