Kastor's Patent - Combination Corkscrew - Pocket Knife

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  • Sold Date: Feb 21, 2007
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Kastor Patented Combination Sliding Corkscrew and Knife

Though the original idea embodied in this corkscrew/knife combination was patented in England in 1896 by Alfred Williams of Sheffield, England, the same basic idea was patented in America by Adolph Kastor of New York on Feb 16, 1897. The idea included a slotted shank on the corkscrew which rides on a pin on the back of the knife. When pulled forward, the corkscrew can then be rotated 90 degrees to form a "T".

This example is marked on the tangs of the two blades, " A. Kastor & Bros/Warranted Cutlery " [ see insert in photo below] .

I consider this example to be in good to very good condition. The horn scales are solid with no cracks or missing pieces and show some wear. The two blades are sound, have been sharpened, and most important, the springs are all very firm and solid. The helix is fluted, original and complete with the original sharp point.

See photos below and Bull, page 281.

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