Large Rare VTG Keenwell MFG Co. Olean New York Coke Bottle Knife Red Swirl. My understanding is that the Keenwell brand was the predecessor of the Kabar brand produced by the Union Cutlery Co.
In Olean, New York pre-1941. I have seen dates ranging from 1930 to 1939 when researching the Keenwell brand name. Please research if you desire more precise information. The crisp markings along with the red swirl resin/synthetic scales are the stand out features of this knife pushing 100 years old.
The blade has been sharpened multiple times through the years and runs lean on "Belly". The blade and bolsters both have age on them with corrosion evident. Spring has life in it but I wouldn't describe it as snappy.Measuring devises, items used for perspective/size comparison, and other fixtures used for photographic purposes are not included. Photos may have been edited to remove trademarked logos and brand names associated with items not included for sale on this listing, e. Use and handle knives responsibly. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "mark33usmc" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.