Vintage J.A.HENCKELS 5-tool 2-blade POCKET KNIFE Bradawl, Gimlet, Corkscrew, Saw For Sale
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Vintage J.A.HENCKELS 5-tool 2-blade POCKET KNIFE Bradawl, Gimlet, Corkscrew, Saw:
Vintage J.A.HENCKELS 5-tool 2-blade POCKET KNIFE Bradawl, Gimlet, Corkscrew, Saw
This vintage pocket knife by J.A. Henckels, Solingen, Germany, features seven (7) tools in one:
- A long flat bar with a claw end, or Rakepoint, possibly for cleaning fish, 3.25”
- A three-sided Reamer, or Bradawl. 1.4375”,
- A Gimlet—a small pointed “drill” for boring holes in wood, 1.50”,
- A Corkscrew, 1.625”
- A Crosscut saw (with set teeth) that cuts on the pull stroke, 2.75”,
- A Medium Knife Blade, 2.625”, and
- A Small Knife Blade, 1.9375”.
Description: On the front tang of the Master Blade is the familiar Henckels “Twins” logo, below which is stamped “J.A. HENCKELS GERMANY”. The front tang of the second blade is stamped with the twins logo and “GERMANY”. There are no other hallmarks or pattern numbers on the knife. Stag handle pieces on either side. Construction appears to use nickel silver pins and steel liners and separators. Knife closed is 3.825” in length; and 6.625” with the rakepoint fully extended.
Condition: The six spring-loaded tools are nice and tight, with good snap opening and closing action. The blades have been re-sharpened, but retain their original shape; the Master Blade has some wear to the point. The saw teeth are sharp and have good set. The Bradawl and Corkscrew have good, sharp points. The point of the Gimlet has been blunted. Near the hilt of the rakepoint are six raised barbs, for what purpose I cannot say. The rakepoint just pivots 180 degrees with no snap action; the joint has just a faint amount of wiggle.
Light surface rust on the blades, tools and steel knife body parts. The handle piece on the Bradawl side has a small notch out at the end; it’s possible there was once a steel ‘dog’ which engaged the notch and kept the handle material in place. The handle piece on the Corkscrew side has a chunk missing at the end, and the material has let go of the pin which held it firmly against the tool carcass. The handle piece also has a small split on the Corkscrew side at the pin that captures the three small tools. The separator between the blades has a small chunk broken off the bolster end.
An uncommon example of old J.A. Henckels craftsmanship, and a nice addition to your collection. Please view the accompanying photos; they are evidence of the item’s condition, are included as part of the item description, and supplement the text. Shipping weight: 1 lb. View my response and offer with confidence. Thanks for looking. Legal Note: By offerding on this sale you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age and that it is legal for you to purchase this knife in your political jurisdiction.
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