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>> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Sun May 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Looking for some help identifying this old carbon. As I reckon the finger guard is the most telling feature of the knife, I have included close ups.

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Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Sun May 19, 2013 9:49 pm

Ill go out on a limb and guess an old henckels model 225..not positive tho

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Mon May 20, 2013 3:40 am

JARED <> I really appreciate the effort & your PM suggestion, but I have to believe a Henckels would be stamped of which this is not. Furthermore, the images I can find of 225's do not have any finger guard. The most telling feature about this knife is the guard. Beyond that, I make note it is a non feathered tang, has no bolster, has no markings, and then the handle shape.

Some vintage Guru will be able to nail it I'm sure, but I'm clueless as to what it is...

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Mon May 20, 2013 5:45 am

Gerber used this blade pattern for carbon and stainless kitchen knives in different sizes.

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Tue May 21, 2013 2:35 am

FERRUM <> Thank you! I'll look into it...

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Wed May 22, 2013 8:14 pm

Robert Herder, Solingen perhaps? No bolster, carbon, almost French profile...
A new 'vintage':
http://knivesandtools.nl/nl/pt/-robert- ... carbon.htm

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Fri May 24, 2013 7:32 pm

By no means an expert or even guru, but the finger guard looks a lot like an old Wear Ever Professional series...

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:58 am

I agree with Mark on the Wearever Pro diagnosis. I have several Wearever Pro carbons. The bolster is distinctive. Based on my research Wearever had Alcas (Alcoa-Case) joint venture make commercial kitchen knives for them back in the 60's. The forged blades were made in Case's factory in Bradford PA. The came in 8,10,and 12 inch. They produced 2 models: A thin blade version, and a thicker blade version. I have both. The thin blade has some flex at the tip end, but not so much to be bothersome. Mine cuts extremely well. The thicker blade versions are often seen with the original Thomas Lamb "wedgelock" handles.
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Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:06 pm

Now we're getting somewhere guys! :) I've been too busy w/work to research, in depth, any of the recommended avenues yet, but this is a bona fide lead here... 8-)

Re: >> Vintage Carbon ID <<

Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Looks like Mark and phillysco nailed it.

I live in the Northwest and notice used Gerbers in the junk stores. For comparison, here's a pic of a Gerber finger guard from a recent listing on a leading auction site. Wrong steel and handle compared to the OP, of course. The blade got some exuberant sharpening . . .

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