Well, this is my latest slippie arrival from Queen.....a Schatt & Morgan Heritage Series #1193 Jack.
The new S&M Heritage Series, for those who may not know, are reproductions of original Schatt & Morgan knives as they were offered back in the day. This first run, including the one I have here, were all featured on page 5 of the 1903 Schatt & Morgan catalogue.
And they aren't just look alikes, they are built in the same fashion as the originals, using old tang stamps and original materials these knives were offered in. They even use the same model numbers. This first run of Heritage Series is being offered in 2 frame patterns with a combination 3 blade set ups and 3 different handle materials for a total of 7 different knives.
The one I have here is the model #1193 2-blade Jack. Queen specs this at 3 3/8" closed, but my measurements have this sitting at exactly 3 7/16" even.
Blades are 1095 carbon steel with a satin brush finish, which is refered to as a glaze finish. Handle material on this one is some beautiful smooth Ebony Wood. There is no nickle/silver or brass in these......the bolsters are made of Norway Iron and mirror polished. The liners are satin finished Nickle Steel. Definitely old school!
Fit and finish is near excellent. Finish all around is spotless and well executed. Blades have even edge grinds and are quite sharp, not face shaving razors, but more than usable. Blades have zero lateral play and both have half-stops. Backsprings have good stoutness to them, plenty of "walk & talk". The F&F of the pins and shield to the handle material is dead on smooth and flush.
The only gig on this one is a few faint gaps in the backspring area. Hard to see but there are some real slight ones here.....
Nothing major though, and gap free everywhere else. All and all a well built piece. And a Series I am looking forward to getting more of.