Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett was a hardware wholesaler located in Chicago from 1855 to about 1960.  Just like their contemporaries (Sears-Roebuck and Montgomery Ward), Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett published a 1000 page catalog filled with household goods, hardware and sporting goods.  They also sold a large selection of knive.  Even though they bore the Hibbard Spencer Bartlett stamp, most were made by New York Knife Co, Ulster, Schrade and Camillus.  Eventually, HSB became True Value (some of their later knives feature this stamp on the blade or sheild).  Another trademark that was featured on many of their knives was OVB, which stood for Our Very Best.

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