Antique Wusthofs dating help please

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crockerculinary

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Hello KKF historians. So I picked up these awesomely crunchy old Wusthofs at the antique market a couple of months ago, and I havent been able to find any similar online to compare. I should probably just email Wusthof, but i enjoy a good hunt, and thought i would check with you all first.

The large one is 14" and the smaller is 10", and they are marked “Ed. Wusthof Dreizackwerk Solingen, Germany” on one side and 147-14 and 147-10 on the other. Particularly unique (at least from my limited experience) is the pentagonal bolster shape.

I am primarily interested in knowing when these were made, but any additional info is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.


 

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I know it's been two years but what ever happened to those two beauties?
 

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Ha!, sorry for not following through. I still have these. I ended up emailing Wusthof and they got back to me after a couple weeks or so. Not quite as old as I had hoped. They are only 1950’s, but for me they are still very valuable. They just look so amazing, and when I hold them they feel like history. I know they have a story. Clearly they were well used. It is hard putting a price on something like this, but I am sure I will someday.
 

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Those are still epic, even from the 50s. Did you re-handle them by chance?
 

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Back to figuring out when these knives were made; even though you've ascertained a 1950s-era vintage... I've done some looking recently and I'd just guess at this stage but let's say post-WW2 the bigger German makers started using three, equally-sized rivets to hold their scales. And maybe pre-WW2 they used just pins, often one large one in the center of the handle and two smaller ones towards the ends of the handles?
 
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I made one, but then deleted my post because I felt so embarrassed. 🙄
 
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