Jump to content


Photo

John Ek Commando Knives (1941-1976)


  • Please log in to reply
134 replies to this topic

#126 carrabassett

carrabassett
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,604
  • 1,260 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maine, USA

Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

Great posts, guys. Thanks for sharing these awesome knives and sheaths!



#127 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 33,468 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Under The Bridge

Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

Both very nice additions/collections



#128 Glenn72

Glenn72
  • New Members
    • Member ID: 178,072
  • 7 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

Thanks Rob,

Great collection. I especially like the Ek with the fuller. I've never seen one like it before. Was that factory done or do you think that it was added later?

 

Glenn



#129 joefriday22

joefriday22
  • Members
    • Member ID: 33,648
  • 1,223 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:54 AM

Thank you Glenn.  I believe the fuller is factory done because the "John Ek" stamping appears to have been applied after the fuller was made but I've never seen another with a fuller so I'm a bit perplexed by it myself.

 

Best,

Rob



#130 usknivesnmore

usknivesnmore
  • Recruits
    • Member ID: 168,090
  • 1 posts

Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:31 AM

Hello everybody and congratulations for post, very interresting.

 

Here is a pic of my WWII John EK knives collection.

 

A serie with lanyard hole and another one without ( except model 7)

 

IMG_1429 (Copier).JPG

 

 

All the best

 

Eric

 



#131 sactroop

sactroop
  • Members
    • Member ID: 17,422
  • 2,286 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cascadia Fault

Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:15 AM

Gotta say really well done Eric. Thanks for sharing.  Welcome aboard too.



#132 joefriday22

joefriday22
  • Members
    • Member ID: 33,648
  • 1,223 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

Quite a grand entrance there Eric.  Largest collection of Ek's I've seen, that's for sure. Certainly shows a lot of hard work and dedication to your interest in Ek's.

 

Much thanks for sharing.

Best,

Rob



#133 siclfde

siclfde
  • Members
    • Member ID: 8,804
  • 309 posts

Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:28 PM

I was at the Baltimore Show a couple weeks ago and found an Ek #2 that had a "Whitney Manufacturing" marking etched on it.  Seller said he had it authenticated by Ek's son and showed me the paperwork.

 

I was told that Whitney was where John Ek started as a machinist before he started his company.  Has anyone here ever seen or heard of one before?

 

Wanted a ridiculous amount of $ for it, but was sure interesting.  Don't want to post a pic because it is not my knife.



#134 siclfde

siclfde
  • Members
    • Member ID: 8,804
  • 309 posts

Posted 26 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

I was at the Baltimore Show a couple weeks ago and found an Ek #2 that had a "Whitney Manufacturing" marking etched on it.  Seller said he had it authenticated by Ek's son and showed me the paperwork.

 

I was told that Whitney was where John Ek started as a machinist before he started his company.  Has anyone here ever seen or heard of one before?

 

Wanted a ridiculous amount of $ for it, but was sure interesting.  Don't want to post a pic because it is not my knife.

 

 

Sorry - just checked my notes.  It was "Whitney Machine Works".  It was marked by the ricasso.



#135 gunbarrel

gunbarrel
  • Members
    • Member ID: 70
  • 6,314 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:43 AM

Cliff,

Please read the second paragraph on page 1 of my post.

Thank you!
GB


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users