Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Baron Hunting Knife, Solingen Germany 1950's to 1960's
Today I'll be posting my first hunting knife.............. This knife is a vintage stag-horn handle, hunting knife, dating back to the 1950's to 1960's. The knife was made in Solingen, Germany by Baron (or made for Baron). Baron was most likely a small export company that formed just after WW2. Many Baron knives were sold to returning US soldiers during the 1950's and 1960's. According to Goins Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings, the "Baron Solingen Germany" mark was used from the 1950's to the 1970's.
I found the knife while I was a kid living in Big Sur, California. This would have been the early 1970's. I was out trout fishing, and found it on a bridge in Big Sur State Park, where we lived. It was in the same old Boy Scout sheath and in the same condition that it is in today. Since it was obviously not new, I would guess it probably dates back to the 1950's or 1960's. I've given it a good cleaning and now it will find a spot in one of the saddle bags of the 1948 Bundesgrenzschutz Bicycle.
Here are some photos of the knife and sheath......... If anyone has any information on the Baron Company, I would love to hear more about it! Drop me an email or leave me a comment. Thanks.