Cattaraugus Bolster Variations

On Cattaraugus Knives, The the second digit of the pattern number indicates the type of bolsters used to make the knife.  For example: the pattern # 21819 tells you that the knife will have front bolsters only because the # 1 is used by Cattaraugus to indicate a single front bolster.

Below, you will find a list of all of the bolsters used by Cattaraugus.  You will also find pictures for clarification.


0 = No bolsters


1 = Front bolsters only
Cattaraugus Front Bolster align=


2 = Front and rear bolsters
Front & Rear Bolster align=


3 = Tip bolsters
Cattaraugus Tip Bolsters


4 = Front and rear bolsters with easy open feature
Easy Open


5 = Slant bolsters
Cattaraugus Slant Bolsters