This short-lived association was mutually dissolved in 1978 when Jim began importing cutlery under the Frost Cutlery® tang stamp. Russell bought the firm in 1975, but the factory in Solingen closed in 1980. The mind behind Hen and Rooster, Carl Bertram, ran a successful poultry farm in Solingen, Germany. It weighs just over ½ an ounce. We believe that with their combined knowledge of knives and fishing, Jim Frost and Bill Dance will have a lasting venture that will benefit all. Closed, it measures 3 ½ inches long and has two blades on the same end, as one would expect from a trapper style pocket knife. This is a limited edition Hen and Rooster trapper knife.
Pocket knives are also available in a wide variety of handle materials, and some feature etched blades. Two collector's item coin sets are available, one a South carolina U. Henckels, Twinstar and Linder, and they are just a few of many. Hundreds of layers of different types of steel are layered together to form this type of steel, providing it with the advantages of both harder and softer. In recent years they have come out with a ton on acrylic handles which I'm not wild about, but the quality of the knife is first rate. Frost by the sons of longtime friend and owner of Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Kevin Pipes.
Such level of attention to detail is not something that is commonly found today. Just ask him about it. The production of high-end knife commemoratives has also been one of the driving forces in the Frost Cutlery business. It features four blades: two sheepsfoot, coping blade, and a pen blad e. Boxed knife and coin sets are some of the most popular types of specialty collectibles. Each product, from Hen and Rooster kitchen knives to pocket knives, is manufactured with intricate designs, impressive grips, and a gorgeous polish.
For those asking where they can be found, here's a link to Smoky Mountain Knife Works website. So it looks like late 60's early 70's. The company carries a line of bowie knives that come in the customer's choice of five handle materials from rubber to ram's horn. From 1969 to 1978, Jim saw his business interest in knives grow from a hobby to the formation of Frost Distributing company in 1972 to the Parker- Frost partnership in 1976. Each knife is made with only top-notch materials, and superior workmanship at a price that is affordable to the masses. They have a line of fixed blades that are made in Spain. If your knife or other item was damaged due to misuse, our repair department can analyze the damage and repair it for a reasonable fee.
Great fit and finish and they use good quality steel which will definately take and hold an edge. Shop our selection of Hen and Rooster fixed blade knives and other products below, with some of the most popular examples pronounced in each segment. The handle measures 3 ¾ inches in length and features genuine stag antler scales. I purchased one about 10 or 15 years ago, a mother of pearl congress. Carl Bertram's company continued manufacturing its fine cutlery under the leadership of several family members for many years.
The blades are better ground, better finished, and the insides of the knives are so clean they appear to have been mirror finished inside as well as outside. This old-pattern-made-new was embraced by cutlery collectors around the world. Bertram was a well known owner of a poultry business in Solingen, Germany where he began manufacturing his own line of cutlery. I'll gladly vouch for the quality of the Hen and Rooster knives. Hen and Rooster calls this their star spangled banner pattern, which is quite apt for the patriotic visual appeal it offers.
Frost Cutlery has high hope of continuing to grow a loyal following of customers who believe in the Steel Warrior® brand as synonymous with excellence. Many of the limited edition commemoratives produced by Frost Cutlery are the incarnation of Jim Frost himself, and reflect his constant ambition to expand the way people perceive the knife industry. The combination of blades allows you to accomplish most carving tasks. I've just always considered the ones with no shield to be the good ones A couple of corrections if i may. The handle on this pocket knife has stunning mother of pearl scales with nickel silver bolsters.
But it also results in a unique patterning across the steel that really makes knives with Damascus steel something to look at it. Since then the company has been selling high quality cutlery, expanding their product line to include items imported from other countries such as Spain, Scotland, and China. In fact, the knives made between 1865 and 1980 in the tiny factory with 14 employees when the company was purchased, remain the finest traditional, production, pocketknives know today. You can find an array of tactical gear from over 700 name brands including , , , , , , , , and many more. The firm continued to be managed by a member of Mr.