Celluloid Pocket Knives

There are two main categories of Celluloid Pocket Knives. The straight as in daggers and hunting knives and a folder or pocket knife. Celluloid folders are much more popular as a collectible. Most collectors are interest mainly in pocket knives or folders mass produced in the United States. Among the most notable knives of American manufacture included the companies of Russell, Case, Schrade, Winchester and Remington. Winchester and Remington gun companies, both of which started making celluloid pocket knives when government firearms orders fell off after World War I.Celluloid Pocket Knifes For Sale


Celluloid Pocket Knives
Celluloid Pocket Knives

Novelty knives and advertising giveaways were popular in the 1920s and 1930s when the above knife was made. This Celluloid pen knife with two plain blades was issued by the Lebanon Ready Mixed Concrete Building Supplies of Lebabon, PA. It was made by the Colonial Knife Co. Providence, Rhode Island. Celluloid Knifes For Sale


Celluloid Pocket Knives
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Predating the American manufacturers were European knife makers. Sheffield, England was the capital of cutlery in Europe. Most of these Sheffield manufacturers produced folding knives. Joseph Rodgers & Son and George Wostenholm are the most collectible celluloid knives. German knife makers included Hen & Rooster, H. Boker and J. A. Henckels all of Solingen, Germany.