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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I bought these 40 years ago and just kept them. I was told they were from the late 1800's when I bought them. I cannot find any pictures of them or information. The tail is different from newer stork scissors and it is not attached to the handle, but actually juts out separately and the stork head has a tiny crown feather that sticks out from the head. In picture 2, it shows the tooth of Keen Kutter sticking through piece of wood and in picture 3, shows Simmons Hardware Co. These are, from tip to tip closed, about 4 1/2". The pointed beak is perfect on them.

    I know the logo of Keen Kutter was adapted in late 1800 and that Simmons Hardware Co adapted Keen Kutter logo around 1870.
    Does anyone have any information other than what I have, and any idea if they have a value?

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    1. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 5 years ago
      Fake item. Germany is an instant giveaway to the culprit.
    2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 5 years ago
      Not fake. Simmons Hardware of St Louis imported from England, Germany, and Sweden, and they also had some re-branded American products. Razors in particular.
    3. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 5 years ago
      However, the Keen Kutter Logo lacks the E.C. Simmons name at the top. The bar and wedge logo ALWAYS had the company name at the top for E.C.Simmons and Shapleigh's. This lacks it. Also, no item they made would just have the number "5". They always had KK before it. This lacks the KK in front.
    4. OldRaider76, 4 years ago
      What if the "expert" who calls it a fake is a fake? Is there such a thing as a fake expert? Will Rogers was right. "The problem ain't what we don't's what we do know that ain't so!"
    5. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      "Goin's Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings" shows Simmons Hardware's "Splitting Wedge" logo exactly as it appears on your scissors, sans "E.C. Simmons" (pg.255), and dates its use to ca. 1905.

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