Today I would like to show you some pocket knives and which some has been around for a very long time. Not all are pure maritime. I did some research many years ago and I
found that the Remington bottle opener knife could be pre 1940s. I guess if this knife could talk it would be a very good story. It’s been repaired one time and the spring has lost its pressure. It got a stainless steel blade and not stainless steel
spring. The advertising is for a Company that is difficult to find back then.
In history ships used coal for fuel and it gives me the impression of Coal
for this. It says MARINE COAL CO.INC MOBILE, ALA. This is a US Company then. In the 1920s until after WW2 the stainless steel saw it light of day to be used on Pocket knives. The Boart Alox with yellow color is what I call a smooth Alox Bantam. The tang stamp
and design on the functions could most likely be early 1980s. When the advertising and assembly was done could be different because of the advertising variations in time. This company makes drilling equipment and it got a very long history. It included drilling
for Coal and mining. Mostly on land it seems and you can find some information on the Boart Longyear home pages. Another interesting fact on these 84mm SAKs is the use of the Officier Suisse backside tang stamp.
The old Svenska Lloyd knife is made by B &L Eskilstuna. This should also be a pre-1940 knife. I did some research on Google and several pages there. On maritime or shipping knives the house flags and
flags are important. You will find there could be an evolution to their logo and design. This knife got a blue star and I found a different blue star used but also the five pointed one with a different color. On this it is opposite of the normal then again
it could be correct and on purpose. For sure these knives were not made for fun because of the quality and hand-made steps back then.
The little knife with
silver handle is very old. It could be from approx. 1900. It depicts from the Leiv Erikson discovering America by Christian Krohg(1893) the silver scales got markings that is difficult to tell who made it. Most likely a Silversmith here in Norway made them.
The pocket knife could also be made here. If not it could be from Sweden or Germany then. I am open for any input on these knives for educational purposes. Even if they are old, used and worn they give the cozy appearance for something that seen much use.
I am absolutely open for any corrections and input. I am usually a modern SAK collector from the late 1950s until today. My favorite period is actially 1980s
until today. From time to time I like older things to learn. I have some really old EKA or Eskilstuna knives.