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    Username Post: Weidmannsheil Pocket Knife        (Topic#900369)
    Big Barn
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    03-21-11 11:52.01 - Post#2316195    





    I have a couple of Weidmannsheil pocket knives. The one pictured here has a Boar's head on the shield & the others I own have a Stag's head on the shield. Does the shield present any relevance to dating the knife? Did the Stag head come first?

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    Sharpshooter
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    03-21-11 12:03.57 - Post#2316204    


        In response to Big Barn

    I think I would prefer to date one with a Stag's head to the Boars head although neither one hits me as more attractive than a human head; but to each his own.
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    marcinek
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    03-21-11 15:22.07 - Post#2316300    


        In response to Sharpshooter

    Gonna move you over to the good folks in our Solingen forum...
    "Why use an ox-cleaver to carve a chicken?" - Confucius




     
    Big Barn
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    03-29-11 13:30.29 - Post#2319665    


        In response to marcinek

    No reply from the Solingen forum yet?
     
    brianWE
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    03-29-11 13:34.13 - Post#2319667    


        In response to Big Barn

    I think the reply was "we don't know".

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    dkonopinski
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    04-04-11 08:21.14 - Post#2322220    


        In response to Big Barn

    The company went out of business in 1991 and the knives have been made by other companies since then. Unfortunately the boar or stag head is no guide to date of production.

    The only other thing I can add is that the whittler I have was acquired in 2007 and the quality is very good. It has the boar's head.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.

    David
     
    Beawolf
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    04-05-11 10:36.16 - Post#2322769    


        In response to Big Barn

    Call Parker Knife Collector Sertvice in Chattanooga, Tenn. They should be able to tell you.
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    Big Barn
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    04-06-11 11:44.05 - Post#2323177    


        In response to Beawolf

    thanks, I plan on going to the Parker show this summer & I'll take it with me & ask.
     
    wigoy
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    06-04-11 07:11.43 - Post#2345429    


        In response to Big Barn

    David is right about this. The name Weidmannsheil has been used since 1991 by Olbertz and other makers. Quality is good though but forget all the nonsense you hear on an auction site about old new knives etc, they are recent but as I say, of good quality. Got the same Barehead knife that you show, with a locking secondary Sheepfoot blade, well made and desirable, but Boar or Stag is just a badge on these recent knives.
     
    currahee
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    01-04-12 16:09.13 - Post#2427570    


        In response to Big Barn

    stumbled upon this old post and felt the need to breathe some new life into it by way of posting a pic of my weidmansheil scout knife with the stag badge on its handle...


    it features a very attractive raindrop damascus master blade...


    i'm sorry that i can't add anything to the relevance or importance of the stag v. boar conversation, save to say that i too would much prefer a date with a deer than a pig. although, truth be told, i have awakened to find many a porker sharing my bed following a night of drunken debauchery in my younger days. i believe it had something to do with the economics of going ugly early, as the saying used to go?

    forgive me. i digress. i really like this particular scout knife. the fit and finish are superb. it has a very nice heft to it, which makes it feel quite suitable to handle any task that might be thrown its way. this was one of only 50 made in this pattern--diamond jigged chestnut bone--in 2006. it is a really sweet knife!

    cheers!

    Currahee
     


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