New User Wants Information on H W Boker Springer

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Bill DeShivs
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Re: New User Wants Information on H W Boker Springer

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:46 am

But, Boker didn't make the knife. Most of these were made by 4 or 5 manufacturers for other resellers. Besides, it's jigged bone. Boker uses it to this day, I believe.
This type knife was not made between 1940-and at least 1944 because of the war. They were not imported into the US until 1950.
So, if your dad got it overseas, it's possibly pre-WW2, but more likely post WW2 and bought in Germany.
These are just guesses, BTW.
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Re: New User Wants Information on H W Boker Springer

Postby AndyS » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 am

I found a company called Hans Wilhelm Boker in Solingen, Germany (ergo H W Boker). This is not the same company as Boker famous for the tree stamp. H W Boker specializes in high quality scissors.

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