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Jeff
12-23-2007, 09:08 PM
My Father left me his knife collection and he had a lot of the standard stuff, Case, Buck, etc. but there are some I can't find any info on.

One example is what appears to be a nice little knife. It says Wallace cut co Cedartown Ga. One locking blade with what is maybe a stag horn handle.

poolcuemaster
12-23-2007, 11:50 PM
I have some of my own and all of my dads old stuff but I don't have a price guide or book so I just type the name in search on ebay completed items and see what shows up. Sometime you get a lot of info this way as to what there worth and the item descriptions, hope this helps some.

My dad had a pink whale bone handled knife made by Robeson that my mom bought new for him for his birthday the year I was born in 1957 and that is the sharpest blackest steel I have ever seen but I have never found out any info on the brandname.

Leonard

JoeyA
12-24-2007, 07:57 PM
I have some of my own and all of my dads old stuff but I don't have a price guide or book so I just type the name in search on ebay completed items and see what shows up. Sometime you get a lot of info this way as to what there worth and the item descriptions, hope this helps some.

My dad had a pink whale bone handled knife made by Robeson that my mom bought new for him for his birthday the year I was born in 1957 and that is the sharpest blackest steel I have ever seen but I have never found out any info on the brandname.

Leonard

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/robeson/index.php
JoeyA

poolcuemaster
12-24-2007, 08:13 PM
Wow thanks Joey A that is incredible, I new that the knife was something special because my dad always told me that my mom who worked for Allison-Ervin in Charlotte NC for thirty years had paid 52 dollars wholesale for the knife through her company in 1957. He also tried his best to get it into my head how much money that was at the time, dad lost the knife for 4 years and I found it for him in a golf bag he gave me and he laughed so hard he cried,

Thanks and Merry Christmas to all from the Holmes pool players

I forgot to mention the article says some Robeson pocket knives will bring $1500 but this one ain't for sale.

snyder1
12-24-2007, 08:50 PM
I'm moderately into it. Try here for info

http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/fusionbb.php?

HT

philw
12-24-2007, 09:25 PM
I have some of my own and all of my dads old stuff but I don't have a price guide or book so I just type the name in search on ebay completed items and see what shows up. Sometime you get a lot of info this way as to what there worth and the item descriptions, hope this helps some.

My dad had a pink whale bone handled knife made by Robeson that my mom bought new for him for his birthday the year I was born in 1957 and that is the sharpest blackest steel I have ever seen but I have never found out any info on the brandname.

Leonard
Google Robeson they have a website that lists some prices Case knives are listed as well.

Fatboy
12-24-2007, 09:41 PM
i wish i knew where the pocket knifs my dad & uncle gave me,

DrJ
12-24-2007, 10:00 PM
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Frankenstroke
12-24-2007, 10:43 PM
I've been collecting knives and reading books on collectible knives for 30 years. I seriously doubt a factory knife cost $52 in 1957, wholesale or retail.

JoeyA
12-25-2007, 08:14 AM
I've been collecting knives and reading books on collectible knives for 30 years. I seriously doubt a factory knife cost $52 in 1957, wholesale or retail.

Perhaps it was a custom factory knife, or even a limited edition. In addition to that it is possible that when the knife's value was reported at that time, the person may have been converting what they thought the worth would be at that point in time.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

JoeyA

poolcuemaster
12-25-2007, 09:53 AM
Like I said above in post #4 My mom worked for a large hardware supplier in Charlotte called Allison-Erwin Co and special ordered the knife from the Robeson salesman for my dads birthday on March 1st 1957 and paid 52 dollars wholesale and dads not alive but mom lives with me and she told me the same price this Christmas morning when I asker her. She was born in 1928 but still has a very clear mind so I'll go to my grave beleiving the price is right.

Leonard

hangemhigh
12-25-2007, 09:56 AM
Like I said above in post #4 My mom worked for a large hardware supplier in Charlotte called Allison-Erwin Co and special ordered the knife from the Robeson salesman for my dads birthday on March 1st 1957 and paid 52 dollars wholesale and dads not alive but mom lives with me and she told me the same price this Christmas morning when I asker her. She was born in 1928 but still has a very clear mind so I'll go to my grave beleiving the price is right.

Leonard

I collect Case Canoe knives.