A.G. I need some assistance on this 6 inch Morseth Knife I just aquired. I went to Levine's Guide and it seems that some things are unclear to me as to the date of this knife or in more simple terms. Who Made this knife? Harry or The son, Steve?
The book says it is the original Morseth marking, 1949-1973. This is a overlap date because Harry died in 1967. In 1958 nickel silver spacers were replaced with white spacers and in 1961 the hilt is slightly curved and Steve started making knives. This knife reflects those traits.
The book says nothing of the sheath stamp, it is stamped MORSETH CLINTON, WASH. with the patent no. 2,650,000. It also has the deer head stamped on the hold down collar. The knife is dated by someone as being 1967 but could have been added later. Could this knife be a modified 6 inch bowie made by Steve or Harry? And what would be the retail or going price of a knife like this. It only has some light scratches on the blade. Thanks Dave.
I forgot to add that the book says that Harry moved from Everett to the village of Clinton Wash. in 1956 which the sheath stamp reflects and Steve marks his knives S. Morseth. This one is not marked in that manner. If this was bought in 1967 then Harry would have allready been retired and passed on. Things about this knife say it is H. Morseth and things in my gut say it is a S. Morseth. I know this is a big chunk of info to tackle but I need the eye of a seasoned knife guy. Again, Who would you say made the knife and when? Also what would the two retail price brackets be for Harry and for a Steve Morseth knife?
Anyone out there know? Thanks Again, Dave..
Edited by Silverline on 06-24-07 06:21.49. Reason for edit: No reason given.