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E C Simmons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Perlman Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

Can anyone tell me when the name Simmons was no longer used on knives? From what I've read it would appear to be 1940, but I'd like to be sure.ThanksBill PerlmanContinue

Help with identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell West Mar 24. 14 Replies

I can't find any markings on the knife itself, but the sheath seems to be distinctive. Can someone identify the maker?…Continue


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Russell West replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"I do not see a fuller (groove in blade for bloodletting) in picture, so yours should be the hunting version. I have one also, but I believe mine was used in WWII as it does have the fuller. I agree that there does not seem to be many…"
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3- 5 years
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I am a retired electrical engineer and have a collection of older technology, tools, machines and patent models.
My interests vary all over the place.
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Restoration of antique tractors

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At 13:10 on January 4, 2020, Jan Carter said…

At 23:05 on November 25, 2017, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 13:55 on November 24, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 13:37 on November 24, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

That is always a subjective topic, Bill. It all depends on the purpose for cleaning, how/if you use that knife, is it a patina or rust (and patina opens up a whole new world of debate), type of steel, collector knife or not...the list goes on. LOL

Personally, I tend to tailor my advice to the criteria above, so I'll wait to talk to you more about it. Meanwhile, try poking around in HERE for some information. Also, if you scroll all the way up on any iKC page, there is a Search field in the very top right corner. Try putting "cleaning" in there and see what comes up. And join us in the Chat, and ask any members in there what they think. Hope to see you there!

At 12:50 on November 24, 2017, Jan Carter said…
At 12:30 on November 24, 2017, John Bamford said…

It's as you say Bill people have strong opinions on whether or not to clean knives.

I only like shiny knives, on the other hand, I buy old razors and do as little cleaning as possible. 

Strange isn't it.

At 11:09 on November 24, 2017, John Bamford said…

Welcome to iKC Bill.

At 23:40 on November 23, 2017,
Charles Sample

Welcome to iKC Bill!

At 22:37 on November 23, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Bill! 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!


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