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The Tang Stamps Of Adolph Kastor, Camillus and Their Cutlery Relatives

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*EBRO* Alfred Williams 2 Sheffield England 3 +EBRO+ +EBRO+ J. Wostenholm 4 & Sons 5 4 leaf clover (logo) 6 47-11 (between crowns) Griffon XX B'Port 7 A. Field & Co. Progress A. Kastor & Bros. / 8 Germany A. Kastor & Bros. Cutlery 9 Germany 10 A. Kastor & Bros. N. Y. A. Kastor & Bros. New 11 York A. Kastor & Bros. New 12 York / Germany A. Kastor & Bros. 13 Warranted Cutlery A. Kastor & Bros. 14 Warranted Cutlery A. Kastor & Bros. 15 Warranted Cutlery Co. A. Kastor & Co. (CocaCola Bottling Co. on 16 handles) A.K.& B. The Kit 17 (pocket knife tool kits) 18 A.K.&B. A.W. Bradshaw & Sons 19 Germany 20 A.W. Wadsworth & Son A.W. Wadsworth & Son 21 Austria A.W. Wadsworth & Son 22 Austria A.W. Wadsworth & Son 23 Austria A.W. Wadsworth & Son 24 Austria A.W. Wadsworth & Son 25 Czechoslovakia A.W. Wadsworth & Son O.N.B. (on bolsters) 26 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son XLNT Celebrated A.W. Wadsworth & Son Anglo Saxon Whittler (blade etch) 27 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son 28 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son Cattle Knife (Blade Stamp) 29 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son Farm and Home (Blade Stamp) 30 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son Scout (on shield) 31 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son 32 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son XLNT (on bolsters) 33 Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Sons 34 Germany D.R.P. A.W. Wadsworth & Sons 35 New York NY 36 A.W.W. & Son Germany Adolph Blaich / J.S. 37 Holler Adolph Kastor & Bros. 38 New York Alfred Field & Co. 39 Germany Alfred Field & Co. 40 Sheffield 41 Alfred Williams Sheffield 42 an OK monogram

England England England Germany Germany USA Germany Stainless Germany USA USA? Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany USA Yes Germany Germany Germany Germany Austria Austria Austria Austria Czechoslovakia Germany

1890-1920 1904-1906 1854-1911 1893 1876-1947 1893-1942 1876-1947 1876-1947 1926-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947 1905-1914 1876-1947 1875-1900 1856-1860? 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1913

Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

W&S Butcher W&S Butcher J. Wostenholm & Sons Kastor Kastor Alfred Field & Co. Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Albert Bradshaw Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

W&S Butcher (Alfred Williams), Kastor (EBRO) Kastor Kastor (EBRO) Kastor Kastor

XLNT XLNT Austrian Cutlery Works Austria XLNT

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

XLNT

Germany Germany Germany Yes Germany Germany

1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1936 1905-1922 1905-1936 1893-1915 1876-1947 1836-1942 1855-1942 1900-1946 1821-1955?

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Suspect Suspect Confirmed Suspect Confirmedbut also made by others Confirmedbut also made by others Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor? Kastor A. Field & Co. Alfred Field & Co. W&S Butcher Otto Kropp

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Arrow Brand

XLNT

Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Adolph Blaich Germany USA? Germany Alfred Field & Co. England England Germany

W&S Butcher

43 Anheuser-Busch

Yes

Germany

1880-1914

Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor 1

44 Anheuser-Busch Argyle Cutlery Co. 45 Germany Argyle Cutlery Co. 46 Sheffield 47 Argyle Cutlery Company 48 Ather & Co. B. Wyszkowski 1/24/2011

Yes

USA Germany England Germany Czechoslovakia

1932-1948 1910-1930 1910-1930 1910-1930 1905-1936

A.W. Wadsworth & Son Czechoslovakia

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Atlantic Cutlery Co. 2 49 Germany 50 Babe Ruth Banner Cutlery Co. 51 Austria Banner Cutlery Co. 52 Germany Banner Cutlery Co. New 53 York NY Banner Knife Co. 54 Germany 55 Beekman Cutlery Co. Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co. Yes

Germany USA Germany Germany USA Germany Germany

1898-1914 1930(s) 1939 1939 Pre 1915 Pre 1915 1900-1930

Suspect Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed

F. Wiebusch or Wiebusch & Hilger Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor

Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co.

56 Belknap Hardware Co. Brooks Cutlery Co. 57 Germany Buster Brown Shoe Co. 58 St. Louis MO Camillus / New York 60 U.S.A. Camillus Cutlery Co. 61 New York (curved) Camillus Cutlery Co. New-York (3 line marking 62 - straight) Camillus Cutlery Co. 63 New-York (curved) Camillus Cutlery Co. 64 Camillus N.Y. USA Camillus Cutlery Co. 65 Camillus N.Y. USA Camillus Cutlery Co. 66 Camillus N.Y. USA 67 Camillus Knife Co. Camillus New York 68 U.S.A. 69 Camp Buddy / U.S.A. 70 Camp Buddy U.S.A. 71 Catskill Knife Co. Challenge Cutlery Co. 72 Germany Charles G. Grah 73 Indianapolis, Ind. 74 Christians 75 Clover 76 Clover Brand Clover Brand (The CocaCola Bottling Co. on 77 handles) Clover Brand Syracuse 78 New York Clover-Brand Syracuse 79 U.S.A. 80 Coast Cutlery Co. 81 Coca-Cola Atlanta GA 82 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 83 Germany Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 84 Germany Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 85 Germany Corliss Cutlery Co. 86 Germany Corliss Cutlery Co. 87 Germany Corliss Cutlery Co. Germany Corliss Cutlery Germany Corning Knife Co. N.Y. Cornwall Knife Co. New York NY

J. Primble India Steel Works

Belknap Hardware Shapleigh Hardware Co.

USA Germany Yes USA USA USA USA USA

1890-1940 1920's 1930's 1946-1950 1902-1915 1915-1918 1902-1915 1919-1941 1919-1941 1941-1946 1898-1901 1946-1956 1902-2006 1944-1949 1930-1940 1867-1914 1889-1925 1824-1971? 1906 1876-1947 1940-1950 1941-1942 1941-1942 1935-1942 1930-1945 1915-1920 before 1914 1905-1914 1910 1900-1910 1900-1910 1900-1910 1900-1910 1900-1920 1930-1940 1941-2006 1903

Suspect Kastor? Confirmed but also made by Kastor / others Camillus Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Weibusch & Hilger Kastor / Camillus? Gebruder Christians, Christianswerk Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor? Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor

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Sword Brand (blade etch) Sword Brand (blade stamp)

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA Weibusch & Hilger Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Yes Patented US Pat Off USA USA USA USA A. Kastor & Bros. New York Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes USA USA Germany Germany Germany Germany Germania Cutl. Works / Germany Germany Germany Germany USA Sears Roebuck & Company USA USA USA

Zenith Made in Germany

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor & Camillus

A. Kastor & Bros. N.Y. on one blade A. Kastor & Co. on one blade D. Peres Solingen on one blade

88 89 90 91

Easy Opener (stamp)

Germania Cutl. Works / Germany

92 Craftsman 93 Crossed Swords (logo)

Sears Roebuck & Company Kastor

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2 94 Crown & Sword (logo) 95 Crown Cut. Co. Germany Crown Cutlery Co. 96 Germany 97 Cruso 98 Cruso - on a rooster (logo) 99 Cruso - on a rooster (logo) 100 Cruso Germany 101 Cruso Germany 102 Culebra-Cut 103 Cutwell Cutwell Cutlery Co. 104 Germany O.N.B. (on bolsters) Imperial R. Co. Germany NorvellShapleigh Hardware Co. Germania Cut. Co. Germania Cutl. Works Germania Cutlery Works Germania Cutlery Works Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

Confirmed but also made by Kastor/C. Friedr. Ern Friedr. Ern & 1873-present & Co. Co. 1900-1930 1910-1920 1908-1939 1908-1939 1908-1939 Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Kastor? Kastor? Kastor Kastor Kastor Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Kastor

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

1908-1939 1901-1913 1876-1947 1920-1940 1886-1945

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

Cutwell (blade etch)

105 Diamond Edge

USA

1888-1960

106 Diamondine 107 Dixon Cut. Co. Austria 108 Dixon Cutlery Co. Dixon Cutlery Co. 109 Germany Dixon Cutlery Co. 110 Germany Dixon Cutlery Co. 111 Rhineland DRGM (German Patent abbreviation) - as found 112 on pocket knife tool kits Duane Cutlery Co. 113 Germany 114 Duane Cutlery Germany 115 Dunlap USA 116 E.C. Simmons E.C. Simmons Hardware 117 Co. Germany

Germany Austria Germany Scout (on shield) Made in Werwolf Work Germany Germany Germany Germany

1845-1939? 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1876-1918 & 1933-1945 1910-1920 1910-1920 1938-1942 1891-1915 1890-1915

Confirmed Kastor Kastor Confirmed but also made by A.F. Shapleigh Shapleigh and others Hardware Co. Norvell-Shapleigh Friedrich Brangs GmbH Stahlwarenfabri Suspect k Suspect Kastor? Suspect Kastor? Suspect Suspect Kastor? Kastor?

Germany Germany Germany Sears Roebuck & Company E.C. Simmons Hardware Co. E.C. Simmons Hardware Co. USA Germany Germany

Suspect Kastor? Confirmed but also made by Kastor / others Camillus Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Suspect Suspect Kastor Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor? C. Ibbotson & Co. and Harrison Brothers & Howson Kastor Sears Roebuck & Company

Hornet in a Triangle (logo) Hornet in a Triangle (logo)

118 Early Bird 119 EBRO Edw. Parker & Sons 120 Germany Edw. Parker & Sons 121 Germany Edw. Parker & Sons 122 Germany Edw. Parker & Sons 123 New York Edw. Parker & Sons 124 Perfect / Germany Enterprise Cutlery Co. 125 Austria Enterprise Cutlery Co. Germany Enterprise Cutlery Co. St. Louis Enterprise Cutlery Co. St. Louis MO Everbrite F.W. Sheldon & Co. Germany Fairmont Cutlery Co. Camillus NY Fairmount Cutlery Co. N.Y. Farragut Cutlery Co. New York City NY Federal Knife Co. Syracuse NY B. Wyszkowski 1/24/2011

England England Germania Cutl. Works Germany Germania Cutlery Germany Germany Germany USA? Germany NorvellShapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Austria Germany USA USA Germany Germany USA USA USA USA

1876-1947 1904-1906 1900-1936 1900-1936 1900-1936 1900 1900-1936 1900-1915 1900-1915 1900-1915 1918-1925 1876-1947 1920's 1930's 1930-1940 1920's 1920's

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor W&S Butcher and Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus

126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134

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Federal Knife Co. 135 Syracuse USA 2 136 Forged USA 137 Fred Biffar 138 Fred Biffar Chicago Gamble Stores 139 Minneapolis MN Garland Cutlery Co. 140 Germany 141 George Washington (logo) Germania Cut. Works 142 Germany 143 Germania Cutl. Works Germania Cutl. Works / 144 Germany Germania Cutl. Works 145 Germany Germania Cutl. Works 146 Germany Germania Cutlery Co. 147 Germany 148 Germania Cutlery Works Germania Cutlery Works / 149 Germany Germania Cutworks 150 Germany

Craftsman (blade etch)

Sears Roebuck & Company

USA USA USA USA

1927 1935-1960 1917-1922 1917-1922 1930-1950 1913-1940 1930(s) 1896-1938 1901-1913 1896-1938 1896-1938 1896-1938 1896-1938 1901-1913 1896-1938 1896-1938 1882-1922

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Gamble Stores

USA Germany Yes USA Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Max Klass Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Griffon Cutlery Works Kastor / Camillus? Kastor / Camillus? Kastor / Camillus? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor?

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O.N.B. (on bolsters) O.N.B. (on bolsters) Easy Opener (blade stamp)

O.N.B. (on bolsters) O.N.B. (on bolsters)

Germany Germany Germany Germany Yes Germany Germany Yes Yes Yes Germany USA USA USA USA USA Marshall Wells Hardware Co. Marshall Wells Hardware Co. FarwellOzmun-Kirk & Co. FarwellOzmun-Kirk & Co. Wimberly & Thomas Hardware Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company, Montgomery Ward Sears Roebuck & Company Simmons Hardware Co. Germany Prussia

151 Gold Coin Griffon Cutlery Works Easy Opener (blade stamp) 152 Germany Hamilton Brown Shoe Co. 153 Germany Hamilton Brown Shoe Co. 154 St. Louis Missouri Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co. 155 St. Louis Mo. 156 Hart Cut. Co. N.Y. Hart Cutlery Co. New 157 York NY Hart Cutlery Company 158 New York Hartford Cutlery Co. 159 Germany Hartford Cutlery Co. 160 Prussia

Kastor and Gold Coin

1893-Present Suspect 1920-1940 1920-1940 1920-1940 1900-1920 1900-1920 1900-1920 1928 1900-1914 Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed but also made by others Confirmed but also made by others

161 Henry Sears & Son 1865

USA

1897-1959

Kastor / Camillus

Farwell-OzmunKirk & Co.

Henry Sears No. 1865 162 St. Paul Minn. Hero Cutlery Co. 163 Germany A. Field & Co. Germany

USA

1897-1959

Kastor / Camillus

Germany

1898-1939

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett 164 & Co. USA 165 High Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel 166 Camillus NY 167 High Carbon Steel USA 168 Hollo Kround 169 Hornet 170 Hugo Berns 171 Imperial Imperial International 172 Corp. New York Imperial Int'l Corp. 173 Germany 174 Imperial R. Co. / Germany 175 Imperial R. Co. / Germany Whittler (blade stamp) 176 Imperial R. Co. / Germany 177 Imperial R. Co. Germany Cutwell (blade stamp) Imperial Razor Co. New 178 York Germany Registered B. Wyszkowski 1/24/2011 The Beekman Cutlery Co. Germany Made in Solingen Germany Dunlap (on shield) Sta-Sharp (blade etch)

USA USA

1855-1960 1927-1940

Kastor / Suspect Camillus? Confirmed but also made by Kastor / others Camillus Kastor / Confirmed Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Hugo Berns Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

Farwell-OzmunKirk & Co. Wimberly & Thomas Hardware Co.

Camillus

USA USA Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

1928-1940 1927-1940 1876-1947 1876-1947 1878-1925 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945 1886-1945

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Camillus Camillus Simmons Hardware Co. Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor 4

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179 Imperial Razor Germany J. Koester & Sons Ohligs 2 180 Germany 181 J. Koester's Sons

J. Koester's Sons 182 Germany J. Koester's Sons 183 Germany J. Koester's Sons 184 Germany J. Koester's Sons Ohligs 185 Germany J. Koester's Sons Ohligs 186 Germany J. Koester's Sons Ohligs 187 Germany 188 J. Kosters Son's Germany J. Wostenholm & Sons 189 +EBRO+ 190 J.S Holler & Co. John Primble Belknap 191 Hdw. & Mfg. Co. John S. Holler & Co. 192 Celebrated Cutlery 193 Jos. Lipic USA Joseph Wostenholm EBRO Perserverance 194 Works 195 K & Co. Germany 196 KASTOR Kastor 11-8-12 Med. 197 Dept. U.S.A. Kastor New York / 198 Germany

Trade (clover) Mark

Clover Brand (Blade Etch)

Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hwd. Shapleigh Co. St. Louis Mo. Hardware Co. NorvellShapleigh Hdwe Co. St. Louis (Best Wardlow Steel Full NorvellWarranted-on Shapleigh handle) Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hdware Co St. Shapleigh Louis Hardware Co. NorvellNorvellShapleigh Hdwe Shapleigh Co. St. Louis Hardware Co. Norvell4 Leaf Clover Shapleigh (logo) Hardware Co. NorvellShapleigh Hardware Co. Norvell4 Leaf Clover Shapleigh (logo) Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co.

Germany Germany Germany

1886-1945 1910-1930 1910-1930

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor

Kastor Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co.

Germany Germany

1910-1930 1910-1930

Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor Kastor

Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. Kastor (EBRO)

Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany England Germany

1910-1930 1910-1930 1910-1930 1910-1930 1920's 1854-1911 1867-1906

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed but also made by others Suspect Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor? J. Wostenholm & Sons Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor / Camillus J. Wostenholm & Sons Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus

4923* (and various models)

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. John S. Holler & Co.

USA Germany USA

1940-1968 1867-1906 1927-1940

A. Kastor & Bros. / Germany

England Germany Germany Germany Germany E.C. Simmons Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co. McClung Hardware Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. F.W. Woolworth Co. Yes

1854-1911 1876-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947 1876-1947

Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed but also made by others Confirmed but also made by others Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor (EBRO)

199 Keen Kutter

USA

1870-1940

E.C. Simmons Hardware Co. Shapleigh Hardware Co.

200 Keen Kutter 201 Keeneredge 202 Kent 203 Kent 204 Kent N.Y. 205 Kent N.Y. City USA 206 Kent NYC USA Kent USA (Coca-Cola on 207 handles) 208 Koester & Sons 209 Koester Sons Germany 210 Kwik Kut Lafayette Cutlery Co. 211 Germany 212 Lenox Cutlery Co. Lenox Cutlery Co. 213 Germany 214 Lipic USA 215 Made in USA 216 Made in USA Sta-Sharp Sportsman (blade etch) Kent (shield) XLNT Barlow (on bolsters)

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA Germany Germany USA Germany Germany

1940-1960 1926-1942 1931-1951 1931-1951 1931-1955 1931-1951 1931-1955 1940 1910-1930 1910-1930 1930-1941 1909-1921 1909-1914 1909-1920 1927-1940 1924-1965 1924-1941

Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus

Kent Patent Applied For

Norvell N-S Hdwe. Co St. Shapleigh Louis Hardware Co. Sears Roebuck & Company Extra Hollow Ground Fully Warranted (blade etch) High Carbon Steel (on small blade)

Sears Roebuck & Company Wiebusch & Hilger

Germany USA USA USA

Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company

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217 Made in USA 2 218 Made in USA

219 Majestic 220 Majestic Cutlery Co. Majestic Cutlery Co. 221 Germany 222 Marshall Wells U.S.A 223 Melrose Cutlery Co. Streamline

Gus Habich Indianapolis Ind. Made in Germany

Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company

USA USA

1941-1960 1924-1941

Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Matthews & Lively? Matthews & Lively Matthews & Lively Kastor / Camillus Kastor?

Germany Germany Germany Marshall Wells Hardware Co. USA Germany

1920-1940 1904-1927 1904-1927 1935 1920's

Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed Suspect

Matthews & Lively Matthews & Lively Camillus E.C. Simmons (Knox-All) & Simmons Hardware E.C. Simmons (Knox-All)

Merrimac Cutlery Co. Knox-All (blade etch) 224 Germany Merrimac Cutlery Co. Knox-All (on bolsters) 225 Germany Moore Handley Hardware 226 Co. 227 Moore Handley Hdw. Co. 228 Moshey & Rahaim

Germany Moore Handley Hardware Co. Sword Brand (on Moore small blades) Handley Germany USA USA Germany

1939 1939 1882-1962 1882-2006 1902

Suspect Suspect Confirmed

Kastor? Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor?

Uncle Sam

229 Mumbly Peg 230 N. Kastor N. Kastor Ohligs / 231 Germany 232 Natenburg Strauss 233 Neverrusto Nox All Cutlery Co. 234 Germany 235 Nox-All NoxAll Cutlery Co. 236 Germany Nox-All Cutlery Co. 237 Germany O.K. Barlow O.K. Barlow Germany O.N.B. Barlow O.N.B. Barlow Germany O.N.B. Cut. Works 242 Germany 243 O.N.B. Germany 238 239 240 241 O.V.B (Our Very Best) 244 (logo) 245 OBM 246 Original Enderes USA Our Best Make (above 247 and below a rapier blade)

Yes

USA Germany Germany

1937-1948 1885-1930 1885-1930 1922-1924 1876-1947 1907 1907 1907 1907 1896-1917 1867-1917 1901-1913 1901-1913 1901-1913? 1901-1913?

Confirmed Suspect Confirmed but also made by Kastor / others Camillus Confirmed Kastor Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed but also made by others Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed but also made by others Suspect Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Kastor Kastor? Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Boker USA Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Kastor Gebruder Krusius, AG Kastor Kastor Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus

Camillus

Easy Opener (blade stamp) Nox All (blade stamp)

Reliance Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co.

Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Boker USA Boker USA

Germania Cutlery Works Germany O.N.B. (on bolsters) O.N.B. (on bolsters) O.N.B. (on bolsters) O.N.B. (on bolsters)

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

USA Germany USA USA

1884-1969 1876-1947 1926 1876-1947

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. & Camillus (later trademark) Kastor

Kastor Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

248 Our Very Best (logo) 249 Oxford Razor Co. Oxford Razor Warranted 250 Germany 251 Pathfinder 252 Pathfinder 253 Pathfinder Phoenix Cutlery Co. 254 Syracuse NY 255 Power Kraft Chicago IL 256 Powr-Kraft USA Big Chief (blade etch)

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Germany Germania Cutl. Works Germany A.W. Wadsworth & Son Germany

USA Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

1884-1969 1900-1920 1900-1920 1886-1984 1909-1911 1909-1911 1910-1930

Kastor Kastor

257 Precision Remington (in script 258 "Straight Line" marking) Rivington Works Sheffield 259 England 260 S&A New York / Germany B. Wyszkowski 1/24/2011

Montgomery Ward Montgomery Ward Simonds, Worden, White Co.

USA USA USA

1939-present Suspect 1939-2006 Suspect

USA

1928-1946

Yes

USA England Germany

1933-1940 1900-1946 1893-1913

Kastor / Confirmed Camillus Confirmed but also made by Kastor / others Camillus Alfred Williams (Kastor Confirmed Imported) Alfred Williams Suspect Kastor? 6

The Tang Stamps Of Adolph Kastor, Camillus and Their Cutlery Relatives

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TANG STAMP / BRAND (UP TO 1947)

B

BLADE or BOLSTER STAMP

C

REAR TANG STAMP

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E

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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE

G

YEAR(S) PRODUCED

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261 S.R. & Co. 2 Saxonia Cutlery Co. 262 Germany 263 Sears 264 Sears Roebuck & Co. 265 Sears Roebuck & Co. USA 266 Seven in One 267 Sherwood Camillus N.Y. Shumate Cutlery Corp. 268 St. Louis 269 Shur Edoe Simmons Hardware Co. / 270 Germany Simmons Hdwe Co. / 271 Germany 272 Simonds Mfg. Co. USA Simonds, Worden White 273 Co. Dayton O. USA St. Lawrence Cutlery Co. 274 Germany St. Lawrence Cutlery Co. 275 St. Louis MO Stainless Cutlery Co. 276 Camillus NY Stainless Cutlery Co. New York (The Coca-Cola 277 Bottling Co. on handles) Stainless Cutlery Co. Stainless Sportsman (blade etch) 278 New York City Stainless Cutlery Co. 279 New York City Stainless Cutlery Co. 280 New York City Stainless Cutlery Co. 281 New York City 282 Sta-Sharp Stainless Steel (blade etch) Stainless Steel (blade etch) Stainless Shield (logo)

Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company Sears Roebuck & Company

USA Germany Germany USA USA Germany USA USA Germany Germany Germany USA

1886-2006 1936

Confirmed Suspect

Kastor / Camillus Kastor? Robert Klass Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Shumate Cutlery Corp. Kastor Kastor? Kastor? Kastor / Camillus? Kastor / Camillus Schmachtenberg Bros. Schmachtenberg Bros. Kastor / Camillus Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor & Camillus Camillus Camillus Camillus Camillus Sears Roebuck & Company Miller, Sloss & Scott and Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Co. Miller, Sloss & Scott and Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Co.

1834-present Suspect 1902-1905 1886-2006 1915-1916 1894-1901 1920-1932 1876-1947 1890-1940 1890-1940 1940 Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect

Kastor

Hornet in a Triangle (logo) Hornet in a Triangle (logo)

Simmons Hardware Co. Simmons Hardware Co.

Simonds, Worden, White Co.

USA Germany USA USA Yes USA USA USA USA USA

1928-1946 1886-1916 1886-1916 1924-1940 1930 1924-1940 1924-1940 1924-1940 1924-1940

Confirmed Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

F. Koeller & Co Solingen Made in Germany

Shumate Cutlery Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

Germany Miller, Sloss & Scott Miller, Sloss & Scott

1927-1940

Confirmed

283 Stiletto Stiletto Cutlery Co. 284 New York 285 Streamline 286 Streamline Camillus NY 287 Swan Works Swan Works Cutlery Co. 288 Germany 289 Swan Works Germany Swan Works Ohligs 290 Germany 291 Sword Scout (on shield) Easy Opener (blade stamp)

USA

1896-1942

Suspect

USA USA USA Germany Germany Germany Germany USA

1896-1942 1935 1935-1936 1920-1996 1920-1996 1901-1996 1920-1996 1906-1942

Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed

Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Camillus Kastor / Camillus Camillus Peter Altenbach & Sohne Peter Altenbach & Sohne Altenbach Peter Altenbach & Sohne Kastor / Camillus Kastor & Camillus

Sword Brand (w/crossed 292 swords logo) Sword Brand (w/crossed 293 swords logo) Sword Brand (w/crossed 294 swords logo) Sword Brand 295 Camillus N.Y. 296 SWW Co. 297 Syracuse Knife Co. Syracuse Knife Co. 298 Camillus NY The Beekman Cutlery Co. 299 Germany 300 The Society Shoe 301 The Tower Brand 302 Tip Top B. Wyszkowski

Streamline

Camillus Cutlery Co. Camillus N.Y. U.S.A. (on small blade) Camillus Cutlery Co. Camillus N.Y. U.S.A. (on small blade)

USA

1935-1936

Confirmed

Kastor / Camillus

Kastor & Camillus

USA USA Simonds, Worden, White Co. USA USA USA USA Yes Germany Germany Germany USA

1941-1946 1902-2006 1909-2006 1928-1946 1935-1940 1935-1940 1900-1930 1876-1947 1867-1906 1904-1946

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Confirmed

Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus Kastor / Camillus

Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus Kastor & Camillus

Camillus Camillus

Kastor Kastor John S. Holler & Co. Kastor Kastor 7

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The Tang Stamps Of Adolph Kastor, Camillus and Their Cutlery Relatives

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TANG STAMP / BRAND (UP TO 1947)

B

BLADE or BOLSTER STAMP

C

REAR TANG STAMP

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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE

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YEAR(S) PRODUCED

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2 303 Tip Top 304 Tip Top Germany 305 Tower with a Flag Trade XLNT Mark (XLNT 306 is in a box) 307 Uncle Sam 308 Uncle Sam 309 Unique 310 United Cutlery Co.

Bouvier Labs Haverhill Mass. Made in Germany

Germany Germany Germany Czechoslovakia Germany Germany Germany Germany

1920-1940 1904-1941 1867-1906 1905-1936

Suspect Confirmed Suspect Confirmed

A.W. Wadsworth & Son Czechoslovakia Germania Cutl. Works Germany

Kastor? Kastor John S. Holler & Co. Kastor Kastor Robert Klass Kastor Kastor

1900-1936 Confirmed 1834-present Suspect 1876-1947 Confirmed 1908-1922 Suspect

311 Universal 312 Universal 313 Universal 314 Universal Knife Co. 315 Van Camp H&I Van Camp Hardware, 316 Indianapolis IN 317 Vanco Indianapolis O.N.B. (on bolsters)

Justus Wildhaber Newport Made in Germany

Germany USA? USA? Van Camp Hardware & Iron Company Van Camp Hardware & Iron Company Van Camp Hardware & Iron Company Germany USA USA USA

1897-1909 1897-1909 1871-1939? 1901-1913 1888-1960 1876-1960 1888-1940

Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect

Levi T. Snow Levi T. Snow FW Klever Junior L.T. Snow

LT Snow LT Snow LT Snow and LF&C LT Snow

Kastor / Confirmed? Camillus Kastor / Confirmed? Camillus Kastor / Confirmed? Camillus W&S Butcher, W&S Butcher, Kastor and Kastor, Durham- Durham-Enders Enders Corp. Corp. Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

318 W&S Butcher Sheffield 319 W.H. Morley 320 W.H. Morley W.H. Morley & Sons / 321 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons / 322 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons / 323 New York W.H. Morley & Sons 324 Austria W.H. Morley & Sons 325 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons 326 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons 327 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons 328 Germany W.H. Morley & Sons Germany Wadsworth & Sons Austria Wadsworth Cutlery Co. Germany Wadsworth Germany Wadsworth Germany D.R.G.M. Wadsworth Razor Co. Germany XLNT Werwolf Cutlery Works Germany Western Cutlery Co. New York NY Windsor Cutlery Co. Crown & Sword (logo) Clover Brand (Blade Stamp or etch) 4 Leaf Clover (logo) XLNT (in an X) 4 Leaf Clover (logo) Clover (clover) Brand (Blade Stamp) Clover Brand (Blade Stamp) 4 Leaf Clover (logo) 4 Leaf Clover (logo) 4 Leaf Clover (logo)

329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

England Germany Germany

1819-1959 1913-1927 1913-1927

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Germany Germany Germany? Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany

1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927 1913-1927

Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

Germany Austria Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany USA USA? USA Germany Germany Germany Prussia

1913-1927 1905-1917 1905-1936 1905-1922 1905-1918 & 1933-1936? 1905-1936 1920 1874-1914 1934 1935-1936 1876-1947 1901-1947 1901-1947 1901-1947

Confirmed Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect Suspect Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed

Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor Dixon Cutlery Co. Weibush & Hilger Kastor? Kastor / Camillus Kastor Kastor Kastor Kastor

Kastor

Kastor

Kastor

X Streamline X. Cut X.L.N.T. Germany XLNT (in an X) XLNT (in an X) Gesetzligh Geschutzt 342 Prussia XLNT (in an X)

Camillus Kastor Kastor

B. Wyszkowski

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The Tang Stamps Of Adolph Kastor, Camillus and Their Cutlery Relatives

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TANG STAMP / BRAND (UP TO 1947)

B

BLADE or BOLSTER STAMP

C

REAR TANG STAMP

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E

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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE

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YEAR(S) PRODUCED

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KASTOR RELATED?

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HARDWARE or RETAILER ADVERTISING BRAND KNIFE?

Yankee Cutlery Co. 2 343 Germany 344 Y-B Cigars 345 Yukon Gold 346 Zenith 347 Zenith Duluth MN

Easy Opener (blade stamp)

Young Brothers Cigar Company Yes Marshall Wells Hardware Co. Marshall Wells Hardware Co.

Germany USA Germany USA USA

1903-1953 1948-1954 1876-1947 1894-1963 1893-1917

Suspect Confirmed Confirmed Confirmed Suspect

Reichard & Scheuber Mfg. Co. Camillus Kastor Kastor / Camillus Marshall Wells Hdwe Co.

Marshall Wells Hardware Co. Marshall Wells Hardware Co.

B. Wyszkowski

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