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Username Post: "Wester Bros Germany" knife - NEED INFO        (Topic#338051)
01-18-04 18:33.00 - Post#338051    

Looking for ANY information related to a knife my grandfather kept. On the blades it says, "WESTER BROS GERMANY" and on the opposite sides it has a mark of an anchor with a star in the middle and an arrow shooting thru the star. The knife case itself has German writing on one side with vines surrounding it and a figure of a lady with vines above and below her on the opposite side. It is made of a metal, but I haven't a clue what kind. It's tarnished with green "guck" on it that rubs off as I touch it. The writing says this..."Im Wein liegt Wahrheit!". Translated and found it means "In Wine Truth Lies." And now knowing that, I realize the woman is holding a glass of wine and vines are grape vines.

Any information at all where to find out about the knife would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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01-19-04 03:01.39 - Post#338134    

    In response to MAnsley

Right from Mr. Levine's Guide#4....
Wester Bros. was a wholesaler and importer of German and U.S. made knives, located in New York. They were affiliated with Jacoby & Wester the U.S. agent for Wester & Butz, a German manufacturer. Looks like they went out of business around 1967.

Maybe Mr. Levine will jump in with more information, as I'm just paraphrasing from his book.



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