RJ Rickter RED DOT from the flea !!

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fastr19
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Re: RJ Rickter RED DOT from the flea !!

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button_man wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:51 pm .
fastr19 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:12 pm ....here is what I have read: Rudolph J Richter was a knife producer in Solingen Germany with a branch in Arlington 74 Mass. who sold Helle, Brusletto, and other quality products. He imported knives made in Scandanavia, Germany, and Italy. The source said he distributed quality picklocks in the 70's.
(I wonder where he distributed them?).

This info came from Levine and ebay guides pretty much quoted word for word.
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I emailed this info to Mr. Richter and here is his response:

"After about 1963 my father was a managing director for Bulova watches in Germany, so no further imports by him, and my grandfather was deceased
Don’t know where he thinks he got his information, but it seems wrong to me. My understanding is that my grandfather was a salesman for Solingen knives traveling in eastern Europe, he may have been the owner of a Solingen Knife factory but I have no proof, only that he did travel to sell."

So, according to Mr. Richter, it is very unlikely that any knives were imported with the family name after 1963.

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At the bottom of my paragraph, I list my sources.
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Re: RJ Rickter RED DOT from the flea !!

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Yes, I know.... I'm just sort of transferring info back and forth.... don't kill the messenger...!

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Re: RJ Rickter RED DOT from the flea !!

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Just received photos of the (formerly) VERY crusty Latama and the (formerly) shabby Richter with blade peek.
My jaw dropped.... you would not know it was the same pair of knives. Can't wait to get them back!

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Re: RJ Rickter RED DOT from the flea !!

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Re: Fake Nazi pocket knives-
If you are going to make a fake Nazi knife, why not choose an old, unused maker's name that sounds German?
Because those knives were marked with Richter's marking does not mean anything.
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