3 5/8″ closed, spear and pen blade, stamped on blade Case XX USA and 5 dots. A62131 stainless steel. Smooth brown appaloosa bone handles.
This is a 1950’s produced Giesen & Forsthoff Butter & Molasses Drinking Knife, 3 1/2″ closed. The tang stamp on the master Spear blade reads Giesen & Forsthoff Solingen. This knife features the old Butter & Molasses scales and the small Spear blade and the Corkscrew, used to open wine bottles.
The Certificate which is included with this knife reads “Giesen & Forsthoff Solingen, Germany”, “This firm began in 1920. John Goins book “Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings” show them as using the TIMOR Trademark and the G & F Trademark. Their main business is scissors and shears. They only made pocket cutlery for the domestic German market and these knives have not been produced since the 1950’s. The blades are hammer forged and the quality is unsurpassed.
This 1950’s produced Giesen & Forsthoff Butter & Molasses Drinking Knife is mint condition.
Giesen & Forsthoff
Antique Knife Butter & Molasses
Made in Solingen, Germany
More than fifty years old, I bought this knife in 2007 from a collector in West Virginia. The knife has real tortoise shell handles, mother of pearl eye on both sides and gold script.
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This is a classic 2.25″ fancy Gentlemen’s pen knife with ornate gold filled handles, good blade file with excellent snap. Tangs – Lott & Schmitt – New York. A very attractive pocket knife with gold shackle.