Identifying 4 old knives

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  1. reybo

    reybo New Member

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    My father-in-law was a country doctor who knew a lot about a lot of things. Over 70 years he acquired an interesting collection of old knives in Kentucky. Four of these he passed on to me. Can anyone help identify them from the photo, and a guesestimate of value today?

    Measurements in inches ...
    1. Henckels 2-blade, 4 ⅜ by ⅜. Deeply grooved handles. Stag? Both blades say "JA Henckels Germany No Stain." Both blades scalpel sharp.

    2. No maker name 4 x ⅝ single-blade stainless marked only "rostfrei," wood handles, scalpel sharp.

    3. Case 3 ¼ by 7/16 3-blade, handle and main blade marked "Case." Surface rust. Handle resembles ebony or bakelite.

    4. Handle marked "Old Timer," main blade marked "Shrade NY USA," 3-blade, 3 ⅜ x ½, main blade marked "340T." Wood handles very finely ribbed to improve grip.

    I don't have heirs for these so in time they will be sold.

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  2. Hovannes

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    The Schrade 34OT (that stands for model 34 Old Timer) has jigged bone scales, not wood. I've carried one pretty near every day for the past 30 years. The imported new ones aren't as desirable.
     

  3. reybo

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    34OT, not 340T. Thanks. And "jigged bone scales." Good to know the proper terminology.
     
  4. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    The Schrade has Delrin handles, as does the Case knife. Jigged bone looks nothing like that.
     
  5. reybo

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    Do you know of a test for Delrin?
     
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    Thanks.

    It would appear that this one is unknown?
    2. No maker name 4 x ⅝ single-blade stainless marked only "rostfrei," wood handles, scalpel sharp.
     
  8. Marblekonus

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    "Rostfrei" means only stainless. This knife is probably one of millions knifes made in the knife makers town Solingen, Germany. The lower price segment don't have a makers name.
     
  9. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The test is to ask me. I know my stuff.
    It's what Buck and Schrade used.
     
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