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 Post subject: Waterville Cutlery Co.
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Anybody have any Watervilles to show off? Here's the beginning of my small collection. :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I've only got this one, an E-Z Opener:


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Just this one.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:49 am 
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Waterville pearl cattle pattern I may have shown this before.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:26 pm 
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Nice ones guys! I especially like that little wharncliffe with the pearl handles and the "worm" shield, but they are all nice. The natural bone whittler has some style.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:53 am 
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All of those are some great knives, thanks for showing them! ::tu:: For as long as they were in existance it sure is hard to find one of their knives.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:05 am 
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Here's probably the smallest Waterville knife you'll ever see.Picked it up years ago with a bunch of other mini knives.Nickel silver scales.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:09 am 
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Some fine knifes all! ::tu:: Now how to convince you to donate them to my collection.......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:09 pm 
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Hi, I acquired this knife in an odd lot of items at an estate sale about 10 years ago and have exhausted every resource I can find trying to locate info on it. Including 20 or more guide publications and dozens of internet sites. It is a wharncliffe half whittler with gold lip pearl celluloid handles. No bolsters. It is tang stamped Kirkham & Co., Sheffield on the primary blade and Kirkham, Sheffield England on the secondary blade. I can find absolutely no refrence to the Kirkham name but the odd thing is the waterville name is engraved on the primary blade. ::shrug:: While the waterville name can be traced to sheffield cutlers, i'm not sure if any were actually built in sheffield. The engraving does look hand done but, more proffesionally done than the average person could do. Had I purchased this knife from a dealer, I would be somewhat more suspicious of it's origins but having bought it as an odd item at an estate sale there was nothing to be gained in forging the waterville signature. I guess what i'm trying to find is a link between the Kirkham & Waterville names. Can anyone help?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:56 pm 
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wekcome buff. interesting. found sheffield kirlhams in sheffield register as taylors, shoe makers but not a cutlery. possibly a coincidence? the etch is a little rough, leading me to believe it was not original to knife. have you ever established kirkham was a cutlery, not a wholesaler? to me, the knife appears to new to be a waterville era knife. it is a handsome knife.

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Howdy, 8) I agree, I believe the blades are HC stainless. Not sure who or when SS was first used but likely long after the original watervilles were made. It's pretty unusual not to be able to find ANY info on a maker or purveyor. Especially on a knife of this quality. It really is a well made knife. Thought maybe previous owner might have traced it somehow to waterville and foolishly marked it for future reference, trouble is, he wasn't a collector and probably knew very little about collectible knives. Also tried finding a reference to the names of the original sheffield cutlers who formed Waterville but pulled up empty there to. Thought maybe one of them might be named kirkham. Wondered too, if there was a transition period between the time Waterville ended and New York Knife Co. started but still doubt this knife will date back quite that far. Anyway the mystery continues. I wish I could at least find some info on the Kirkham name, this might help eliminate the possibility of this being a Waterville, not that I really want to. HAHA!


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Here's an interesting one to add to the fine, and rare, old Watervilles we are seeing here!
From old Charlie :oops: , as likely as not, you will see an HJ! But this one is special, about the only toothpick I've ever seen with a punch!
Unfortunately, overcleaned, but proclaimed original "in person" by BRL, at the Oregon show three years ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:59 am 
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charlie, you should not hold out on us. what a harness jack!!!!!! and a waterville at that. never saw any thing like that one. thanks.

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Nice! ::tu:: Are those wood handles?


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Those are a green swirl celluloid, whitebuffalo! Nice meeting you!
Haven't seen you around before. Are you new here?

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