While having a rummage the other day looking for that other straight razor of mine I discovered a box I had which had these three folders in it.
All three used to belong to my grandfather, I remember handling the one with the horn scales on it when I was a kid in the 60's. The one with the measuring rule on it was given to me by him when I was about 13 (in 1975) and it was old then and has been kept close by me since then. It's so flat it lived in various wallets for about 25 years, but I'm a bit paranoid about forgetting it's in there if I ever go through an airport metal detector and have to bin it. So I've now retired it to a desk drawer and I've put the white scaled one in my wallet instead, at least till I see a nice cheapo one to replace that.
Anyway here's what I have that I thought you'd like to see. If anyone knows any history or factoids about these knives please post a reply below as I'm really interested in their heritage. Thanks in advance.
Details of the horn scaled knife. At the base of the larger blade it has the makers name which is too faded to make out but it looks like: "RO????? Cutlers To His Majesty". Quite prestigious I thought. Edit. Doing a bit of googling and found this: http://www.smpub.com/ubb/Forum21/HTML/000340.html So it could be "Rodgers" along withthat Maltese cross on the blades
The other blades have that asterisk type stamp that is shown on the bigger blade between Stockman's ** Friend.
Details of the ruler scaled knife. Little story about this knife: I actually forgot to take a ruler with me into one of my secondary school exams so I resorted to using this knife on the day. Saved my bacon that day too.
And lastly details of the white scaled knife. I'm sure these are plastic scales not ivory.