I came in to possesion of a circa 1927 K Model 13' two handed salmon rod recently and have just completed a renovation. I was struck by the quality of materials and workmanship on the rod. The reel seat and ferrules came right back to a full lustre. The rod was straight despite a lot of guide wear indicating the rod had been used a lot in it's day. The main problem was varnish deterioration on the mid and butt sections as they were not stored in a rigid tube. This was a rod made to last.
These rods were all but forgotten and the recent Spey Revolution has brought these big boys back in to the limelight. At 19 ounces these are big rods and will cause a bit more fatigue than a graphite rod but a good caster could fish all day without any problems.
Keep your eyes open for these double built rods, they are plenty strong for modern lines and with the right tweed cap and knickers you would fit right in on the Tweed or River Spey in Scotland.