WW2 Period Gentleman’s Double-Bladed Penknife by SMF Solingen c1940
Here on offer is a double-bladed gentleman’s penknife by SMF, Solingen, circa 1940.
The penknife has an unusual “one piece” ivorine handle, that looks like ivory. Ivorine was invented back in 1883 and is actually a synthetic ivory, made from cellulose nitrate.
The knife has two steel blades, that hinge out perfectly, one at each end.
The longer blade has the maker’s mark on the ricasso, which is the seated king with sword and the letters SMF, SOLINGEN.
The small blade is unmarked.
According to “Levine's Guide to Knives and Their Values”, this knife was made by Stocker & Co. (SMF) in Solingen, Germany.
The company made knives from 1897 to circa 1970. They used the SMF, seated king with sword, stamp after 1933. Before that, they used "Solingen Metallwarenfabrik".
The penknife is in great condition with just some tiny nicks on the edge of the handle and the blades have been lightly sharpened in their life and now have a dull grey finish to the steel, that would probably polish up bright.
The longer blade measures 1.75” (4.4cm) and the shorter blade 1.25” (3.2cm). Closed the handle measures 2.4” (6.2cm).
It weighs 13.5g.
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