How many were produced and still in circulation? The answers to these questions provide clues to the general condition of each accessory.
How many were made and in what quantity (number of pieces)?
The quantity of pieces produced varies; a few thousand were produced after the start of production. The figure for all of them, however, can be found by looking at the figures for the items in each type below. It is not known whether the individual pieces of each type came in different types.
The “A” grade of pocket knives, like the pocket knife in which they are made, is based on the amount of pieces produced. All of the pocket knives and pocket crocodiles with the “A” grade came in one or two pieces, according to one or in several sizes. The same is true for smaller knives with a “B” grade. Since the amount of pieces has remained virtually the same for most “A” quality pocket knives, how are these pocket knives different from other pocket knives of the same type?
The number and quality of pieces produced for “A” grade pocket knives and pocket crocodiles are:
The number of pieces is divided into multiple small pieces. The pieces are either identical or different from each other. For example, the knife in which the number “2” appears can have the same number of pieces as the knife in which the name “Milton” appears. The piece of the knife from which the numbers “3” and “4” appear can have the same number of pieces as the knife in which the name “H. Hagen” appears. All are manufactured in two colors. The pieces of the knives are either identical or different from each other. To make a knife in “A” grade, there must be “A” pieces in each size group, of which there may be more or fewer. Because so many are produced, the “A” grade is not easy to distinguish from the “B” grades. However, the amount of pieces in each “A” grade, not the size groups, is important when judging which of the various grades is better. The size groups for “A” grade knives and pocket crocodiles, for example, are: 2 1/2″
2 1/2″ “A” grade knives
The number of pieces created and produced is divided into multiple small pieces. This is called the “size” group. The pieces in this group, as compared with both smaller and larger