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Can you help me with dating this 242 kU? No Victorinox shield on scales, steel liners, rivets and small blade spacer, nickel silver bail, back spring thickness decreases from one side to another. It has some imperfection in the form of a protruding spring with the main blade open.(Image removed from quote.)
Interesting knife, Jnoxyd! I hope that someone will indeed be able to shed some light on it. It may help if you could clarify the following: Are the blades and spring made of carbon steel? What type of steel (carbon/stainless) are the liners, rivets and small blade spacer made of? What material are the scales made of? Thanks!
For me this knife looks a bit strange. The mainblade is original, thats for sure.But the scales, shackle, liners, pins not. Thats my opinion. If you compare the knife with the picture of the shown No 242k, you can see that the pin on the feet of the knife is more in the middle, where the original is more left; the middle pin is far more down to the feet.I think long time ago, someone brought the knife to a knifemaker for repair because of a broken mainblade. He changed it and used a blade he had, a Victoria blade. Such things were pretty common those days. Because everything was handmade and hand adjusted, so no problem for a knifemaker. The blade is from around 1910, so really old.
Hi, MiniChamp. Blades, liners, rivets and spacer all are made of carbon steel, scales are from very good quality fiber. Riveting is really professional, it looks like factory made.
I just would like to compare this knife with another 84mm from this time period (my picture above is from late 1940s catalog)
Thanks Barry...In my book all the ones (horn, pearl, celidor, fiber etc.) with exposed rivets are simply
Added this older Golfer today. (Image removed from quote.)