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John Ek Commando Knives (1941-1976)


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Both very nice additions/collections

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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

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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.

 

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Rob

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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.

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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.

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Hello everyone, I picked this one up and would like to share it with you all. I have read Gun Barrel's post and it is very informative, Thank you. This one has a Model 1 blade with the wooden Model 5 style handle. It is marked " Whitney Machine Shop " on one side and " B 78 " on the other. I assume it is one of his early ones before the name and number stampings. I appreciate any comments or information.

Thank you, Capt. Case

 

PS sorry about the double photo, couldn't get it do delete

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That is a great collection of EK's you have!  I'm hoping to find a nice number 9 and a Thrower to add to my collection.   I was lucky to find that early knife and when I bought it I knew it looked like an EK but at the time was not familiar with the marking. It was only after I did some research that I realized how early it was.  

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