I just got this knife little knife. It is marked Metal Arts Co. Roch. N.Y. on both sides. I believe it was made by Robeson Cutlery Company of Rochester, New York. The blades are unused. The handles are brass metal with nice design and advertising on both sides. Comes with original leather pocket purse, pouch, case or sheath. I cannot find any information on the Metal Arts company. The advertising says: ST. JOSEPH VALLEY LUMBER CO. APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE.
Old folding bowie knives are one of my favorite patterns. This one is a beautiful example of a large 11 1/2 inch double locking swing guard folding dirk, dagger, hunter, camp survival bowie knife with original leather belt sheath. The markings are unusual: “GHUHG KUO TSGOCHIHN” CHIUIIUGNU in a world trade mark markings. I found a site that listed this as a WW2 Japanese knife but I have owned the identical knife marked with an anchor trade mark made in Germany. I am fairly sure it was made in Germany but I am not positive what language the markings are. Beautiful knife!
This is a nice old four blade slotted, take apart hobo, picnic or campaign style multi function camp survival knife with great bone handles. It is marked Griffon XX only. Griffon XX was a trade mark for the A.L. Silberstein, a New York City retailer. They contracted knives to be made from U.S.A. and Germany. This knife looks like a Ka-bar made knife but i am not positive.