MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post here pictures of your knives and blades! All images should be on an external web site, and linked to messages.

Moderators: tr4252, The Motley Crew

Forum rules
There are a few things you should know before posting in these forums. If you are a new user, please click here and read carefully. Thanks a lot!
Post Reply
User avatar
john
Posts: 3704
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:40 am
Location: New England, MA USA

MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by john »

Hello Everyone,
This is my first Springer. I really don’t know much about these knives.
This Springer was in need of a spring. It’s been repaired and it’s awesome! Thank you Jerry great job!
Most Springers I’ve seen have a spear type blade, how common are the clipped blade Springers? Also, this one has no tang stamp, how common are these unstamped Springers?
18 cm overall length, nickel silver bolsters, clipped blade, beautiful carved bone scales, blade sits deep and centered in the channel, snaps open with tight lockup.
Thank you for taking a look at my latest acquisition,
John
6E283CB1-0B29-4B26-B262-7A7AA7FB7126.jpeg
6E283CB1-0B29-4B26-B262-7A7AA7FB7126.jpeg (525.03 KiB) Viewed 528 times
E3A76A1D-0099-435C-8E83-4154A199DF0A.jpeg
E3A76A1D-0099-435C-8E83-4154A199DF0A.jpeg (379.44 KiB) Viewed 527 times
Your friend on the web's most friendly community on knives and blades,
John

Massachusetts Where Everything is Illegal or Taxed
User avatar
jim d,
Posts: 7198
Joined: Thu May 23, 2002 9:36 pm
Location: Mayberry, N.C. / U.S.A.

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by jim d, »

Ver nice John, I am a big fan of German leverlocks. Back around 2014 Ulf Ahlstrom (Desktop) published (in the old SD Newsletter) the best research on these knives that I have seen. Yours appears to be what he called a "Type I". He stated "...can only be found with stamps that relate to one major cutlery company beside the multitude of importer stamps; Wilhelm Weltersbach"

A photo of a knife with a blade like yours appears in the newsletter, and blades like yours are not the most common, but are not that uncommon.

Jim
Tkreil66
Posts: 90
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:59 pm

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by Tkreil66 »

That’s a great looking knife!!!
User avatar
JulesVane
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:34 am

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by JulesVane »

It’s a beauty John! I’m so glad to see you still actively collecting too!
Image

"By accepting you as you are, I do not necessarily abandon all hope of your improving"- My Wife (1963-Present)
User avatar
thom
Posts: 1053
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:36 am

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by thom »

Nice grab John. Really nice example. Cool blade and I like how slim it is.
User avatar
rock-n-roll$$$$$$
Posts: 566
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:04 pm

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ »

would make a good edc.
button_man
Posts: 168
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 pm

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by button_man »

Does anyone know when these were made? From the chromed bolsters and general style, my guess would be maybe 1980s....???
Quaero
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:44 am

Re: MY FRIST SPRINGER

Post by Quaero »

Great example for your first classic leverlock, John.
And yes, the models with a clip blade are far less common than those with a spear point blade.
Post Reply