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    The thrift store had a Herter knife today. No markings on the blade but "Herter" on the handle.

    Knife is 10 inches overall. Blade 5 inches long, 3/32 thick.

    Here are some photos.

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    So the questions are: Who made knives for Herter.
    When might this one have been made?

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    I know R. Murphy made knives for Herter's...don't know if they were sourced elsewhere at different times - Murphy Knives
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    Spork,

    The Murphy Knives web site says they have original stock Herter's knive for $25 or so. The knife could be a Herter's Bull Cooks Knife.

    Here is a photo of the Herter booK "Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices", the strangest cook book I have ever read. This is a thrid edition for 1961

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    Here's my Herter's along with a Murphy produced from old stock blade blanks

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    Nice find....Herters stuff is kinda one of my soft spots.

    I'm sure they were made by several manufactures on a quote basis, but possibility the Murphy Is the original provider.
    There is one around here someplace.

    The Herters books are an absolute hoot if you ever find one....Written by an original showman.

    I always keep my eye peeled for Herter guns when at shows, and so far have found a revolver, sold by Herters, but made in "West Germany".

    I can recall the catalogs for their gear, and such.

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    I only have one additional Herter's item...an "Everdry" matchsafe made by Park Sherman. They competed against the Marble's matchsafes back in the day.



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