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I have a couple - one near identical to yours - that were my father's.  I have always assumed they were 1960s.  The downside is that the springs are VERY strong making them difficult to open.

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25 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Thank you a very interesting read.

7 minutes ago, JohnfromUK said:

I have a couple - one near identical to yours - that were my father's.  I have always assumed they were 1960s.  The downside is that the springs are VERY strong making them difficult to open.

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You are correct about the springs particularly the shorter blade.

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Springs for when men were men, and when locking knives were less common !  

Lovely quality steel on those. My son is using a similar Rogers folder which my Dad and I both used as boys. 

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Finger nail rippers, strong springs are great when open and using. Hard to open and nearly loose a finger if they snap shut on you.

Lovely lambsfoot knives.

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9 hours ago, figgy said:

Finger nail rippers

That is exactly why the two I had from my father are nearly unused.  He found them too hard to open.  He actually used (multiple times a day) a rather 'cheap and cheerful' knife with no spring and the blade extending out beyond the hinge to form a sort of 'lump' by which you could open it with one hand.  I still have that one as well.  Image added - It is by Albert Oates (detailed pic is from the internet as mine is barely legible).  Fairly basic with hard plastic body (no steel frame), but good quality steel blade.  Apparently "Current" was a trademark of Albert Oates.

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