Can anyone tell me anything about this knife?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Win73, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Win73

    Win73 New Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    This knife was my grandmother's. I recently acquired it from my sister. I don't know how old it is, but it is old. It is shaped like an old fashioned lady's shoe. It is about 1 3/4 inches closed and about 3 1/4 inches open. My parents thought that my grandmother might have gotten it at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

    Should I use Flitz and clean the blade or leave it as is?





  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    ...sorry about that, wrong one! (site)
  3. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    very interesting, old witch shoe lol, cool though.
  4. Lee D

    Lee D New Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    sw iowa
    ive seen old promo knives that were given away, but they always had the name of the product they were associated with. Coca Cola, Singer sewing machines, and several gun companies for example. thats an interesting little knife....take thos pics to the Bladeforum.... might get some answers there.

    and i wouldnt clean it up, knives are like guns, leave it be!
  5. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    These were fairly popular around the turn of the last century. Made in Solingen by Germania Cutlery Works. Check Ebay for values.
  6. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Well. I did my research too.........

    Come to find out ....there used to be an old woman who lived in a shoe. She has so many kids she didn't know what do do.......... so she used that knife to keep them straight.

  7. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    As Bill stated, very old novelty knife pattern, versions are still being made today. No, I don't think she got it at the worlds fair but it might be old enough or it may even date in the 1930's or 40's. I don't think you are going to hurt it with a little Fritz and if you know what you are doing , to sharpen it. If it were mine it would go on a key ring for show and tell and every day use. { perhaps even a silver neck chain } SIDEBAR: the grips look like Bakelite, which wasn't introduced until 1922.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  8. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California

    Good grief lol, nice.
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