Posted 6 years ago
although anton wingens jr. aided in the production of many cutlers in the Solingen area. the Othello was his personal makers mark. this has some age to it, probably mid to late 50s would be my guess.
its a real sturdy knife with a thicker blade than most 9 inchers have. the 4 brass pins holding the scales are super tight. really well constructed.
it was made for export to the coast cutlery Portland Oregon knife company. very popular company. which brings to my mind, why import from Germany if the americans had knives of equal quality ? its a very solid argument for the expert quality that Othello had continued to provide world wide. his knives still demand a good premium even today. some one really scuffed it up on an attempt to sharpen it, so I got it at my price. gonna shiner up some pretty soon and bring it back to life.