Schrade Cutlery Currier & Ives Limited Edition Knife #515/2000 Lightning Express
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Schrade Cutlery Currier & Ives Limited Edition Knife #515/2000 Lightning Express:
Knifehas large clip blade - new and unused and never sharpened. It was obviously treated as a collector piece. It is approximately 5 1/4 inches closed.
Knife bladeis etched or imprinted with a ribbon and two large Lightning Express trains leaving the junction side by side.
Handleappears to be made of walnut with an imbedded medallion that states:“Museum of the City of New York”.
Display case labelreadsCurrier & Ives “The "Lightning Express" Trains “Leaving the Junction,". Image is from an 1864 lithograph artwork depicting the way America saw her railroads.Locked with two brass nails.
The information on back of case states: “Sears Exclusive Limited Edition of the famous Currier & Ives etching Lightning Express Train/Leaving the Junction. Only 2000 will be produced. Tools and Etching dies will be destroyed.”
It is ready to hang and has sliding Plexiglass cover on front to protect contents. Display case measures: 9 1/8” wide, 6 3/8” tall, 1 1/8” deep.
This is from Sears & Roebuck back in the late 1970’s to early 1980's and is #0515/2000 in the series. They're no longer manufactured.
Item to my knowledge has always been in the case and never removed but does show slight tarnish from the era.
Picture print comes with it. (just a search online and printed from a printer)
Schrade Cutlery Currier & Ives Limited Edition 0515 / 2000 knife in display box. Knife is new and unused and never sharpened and never touched since put into display box at manufacturer. This knife represents the Lightning Express Trains Leaving the Junction Currier & Ives. This knife has a picture of the two trains on the blade with the " Lightning Express Trains " Leaving the Junction and Currier and Ives written onto the Blade. A seal is placed in to the handle of the knife that has the Museum of the City of New York. The display case is made of wood with the red background. Clear plastic covers the knife and makes the display box and knife look very handsome. Also on the back of the display box is a sticker that says " Sears Exclusive Limited Edition of Famous Currier & Ives Etching " Lightning Express Train / Leaving the Junction". Only 2000 will be produced. Tools and Etching Dies will be Destroyed." This knife set would be a great addition to any collection and would be a great gift.