Daniel Altgilbers Jr
  • Black Hawk, CO
  • United States
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Family made knives Ensign Knives
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Ensign Knives Gill Hibben Warren Zaronski

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Ensign/Hibben/Buster Knives

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 18:34 1 Comment

Still looking for an appraisal for theses rare knives. I talked to Mr. Bernard Levine today. We had a great conversation about vintage knives and the famous people who collect Hibben Knives. Elvis,Steve Mcqueen,John Wayne,Sly Stallone, and even Dan Quayle who was presented a knife from Gil that is in the White House Presidential Archives. He could'nt give me an exact appraisal as he has never seen a Ensign knife for sale. He said they could be priceless and that there are few collectors out…


Ensign , Gill , Buster article in knife world

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:40 1 Comment

Re: My Family's knife company Ensign Chicago,IL

by draltjr » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:39 am

Ensign Knives by Mark D. Zalesky (published in KNIFE WORLD, December 2000) http://www.knifeworld.com/

The Ensign [pronounced ‘N’-sine] Corporation was — and still is — a Chicago-based firm that specializes in the manufacture of transformers and similar electronic parts. Though you wouldn’t know it today, there was a time in which they played a… Continue

Hibben Ensign Warren Connection

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:44 1 Comment

My step dad was Darrel Ensign… His Father being Joe Ensign, My grandfather & his brother helped Gill start up their company in Manti, UT in the late 60's in a lil old gas station!! 

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At 10:52 on January 31, 2014, Ken Spielvogel said…

Glad to add you as a friend Daniel

At 16:03 on January 30, 2014, Billy Oneale said…

Welcome to iKC!

At 11:15 on January 30, 2014, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Daniel! Great to see another Hibben fan! 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 11:04 on January 30, 2014,
Charles Sample

Welcome to iKC!

At 10:49 on January 30, 2014, Daniel Altgilbers Jr said…
Thx !! It's good to be back !!!
At 10:26 on January 30, 2014, J.J. Smith III said…


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