Old Swiss pocketknife ?
« on: September 01, 2009, 06:09:14 PM »
Hi guys, need some help one this old pocketknife, which to me looks to be Swiss made.
The knife is obviously used and has been sharpened, but it's still in very good usable condition as well as still quite sharp.
I bought it from an elderly gentleman who had it for sale on a Dutch auction site.
The knife sports a spearpoint main blade, a clip-point secondary blade, and a corkscrew.
All items are made from carbon steel, and so are the liners (which show some corrosion).
The handle material looks to be celluloid and a small red shield with a white cross is inlayed flush into it.
Knife is of the riveted construction and it even has a nice brass bail.
Despite it's age, the knife is still very usable with a lot of life left in it.
Both blades still open & close quite snappy.
The maker's mark is the image of a key, imprinted in the main blade, but i'm unfamiliar with this maker.
Does anyone here have an idea about who made this and how old the knife is ?