My three oldest knives.
Dug these out while I was thinking about getting a vintage 1930s knife to pair up with that Remington Model 25 rifle.
The youngest, Robeson jack knife made between 1940 and 1964. Pretty rough, and well used, but still servicable. 50 almost 51 years old at the youngest.. Its pretty rough, but still verry useable too.
The middle in age, a 2 blade serpentine jack, marked “STA-SHARP”, a premium Sears brand made on contract by Camillus between 1924 and 1941. Of the three this one is in the best shape, I got it in “new” Unused, mint, pristine condition on 2008! Its been used a bit since then. At the youngest it is 73, almost 74 years old.
Then while looking at those, and browsing vintage Remington knives from the time perriod of the rifle(figured that would be fitting, a Rem knife with a Rem rifle 😉 ) I suddenly remembered this one that I got a few years back; The oldest of the three, a Remington R663 “Large Sleeveboard” jack. The tang stamp on this one was used from 1924 to 1933, but the pattern itself wasn’t verry popular and was discontinued in the early 20s.. About 1925 is the newest this knife can be. So its 90 to 91 years old right now.