Pre -WWII Brückmann Salesman’s Samples
with Pearl Handle Scales
Brückmann was one of the small firms that existed in Solingen, Germany in the late 1800s and early 1900s that made high quality pocketknives. Brückmann definitely did not revive after WWII. While the firm was still listed in Solingen directories until 1956, I am convinced that they did not survive the depression of the 1930s.
In 1975, the widow of Brückmann’s owner sold several hundred salesman’s samples with pearl and stag handle scales to a U. S. importer. In 1989, I had the opportunity to purchase almost 300 of these knives, sold over half of them over the next year or so and set the remaining (around 125) in our safe for another day. I was recently reminded of the knives by an employee and decided to bring them out again.
With each knife, we will include a copy of the Brückmann catalog we produced in 1989 which includes all the knives we had at that time. Many have already sold, but any of the Brückmann knives we have in stock will be included in that catalog.