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 Post subject: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:46 am 
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Just took this picture today of my Ulster Old Timer 58OT. I've had it since I was a kid and it's been pretty much everywhere I've ever been over the years. Amazing thing is, this knife spent quite a few years residing in my tackle box, and never developed any rust issues! Blades are dark with patina but still keep an edge. It's not the every day carry anymore and spends most of it's days now comfortably at home, but got out in the woods with me today for old times sake, and managed to get a few cuttin' tasks accomplished too!
From the info I've gathered, this knife was produced between 1960-1966, and was part of the Prince Albert tobacco promotion. I've had it for so long that I don't remember exactly who gave it to me, perhaps an uncle who smoked Prince Albert. I believe a relative has recently found me a Prince Albert can with the Old Timers photos on the front, so I look forward to having that piece to accompany my 58OT.
Anyways, thought I would share the pic of a trusted old battle scarred companion with some folks that could appreciate it!

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:08 am 
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::tu:: Thats nice I am a fan of OldTimers ::nod:: lets have a picture with the can,

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:37 am 
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Here are two articles about the Prince Albert knives-

You can read the story at these two links.
The first was written in 2002 and the second in 2006.

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http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... Albert.pdf

Part 2
http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... Ulster.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:22 am 
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Mike, here is a brother to your knife, my Prince Albert 58OT. My Granddad gave this knife to my father, who had it in his tackle box for 30+ years, my Dad gave it to me a couple of years ago. I am still looking around for a Prince Albert tin to display with my OT.

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:56 am 
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Old Hunter wrote:
Mike, here is a brother to your knife, my Prince Albert 58OT. My Granddad gave this knife to my father, who had it in his tackle box for 30+ years, my Dad gave it to me a couple of years ago. I am still looking around for a Prince Albert tin to display with my OT.

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I've got one but without the order form. A little banged up but if you want, feel free to PM me & maybe we can work something out ? I'll take a picture of it when I get home tonight & post tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:34 am 
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E bay has the prince albert old timer cans listed from between 9.99 up to 30.00 depending on condition of the can. My dad, who is in Florida and knew I was looking for one, left me a cryptic phone message the other day about running into a certain "prince" that I've been looking for, and maybe, just maybe, he will have this certain "prince" for me when he returns from Florida in mid March, ....So I'm not sure if he found a banged up one or a nice clean one, but either way it will be a keepsake since he tracked it down for me.
Thanks for posting the link to the story, it seems the 58OT is the one that is most commonly available nowadays, would be cool to accumulate the trio some day.

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
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Here's a link to a previous post on the Ulster Old Timers .

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
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I have the Barlow & a beat to hel_ CampKnife. Still looking for a close-to-mint one & the 580T. When complete, I plan to display them in a shadow box with the tin. But other items are ahead of them on the wish-list.


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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
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I like that idea of the shadowbox with the trio of knives and the prince albert tin. Only problem with that is my wife would never let me put it up anywhere except down in the deepest part of the basement, or in my closet! It would be a nice way to show off the set though for certain. I will probably place the tin strategically on the top of my knife box so as to give it a place of prominence...

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:25 pm 
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I have been very fortunate to have gathered up several Tins in great condition. One still has the tobacco in it with the order form for the knives.

I do have a MINT 58 OT, a very Good Camp knife and a good Barlow. I display them in a wooden box with a glass front. I have placed 2 of the tins in the box, one on each end to show both sides of the tins and then placeded the knives in between the tins. I'll have to get a picture and post it for you guys!

I also came a cross a VERY GOOD condition 58OT with the ACE HARDWARE etching on the blade.

My pictures do not compare to a lot of those posted, but, you get the idea. The last knife posted is a 58 OT and it ahs the Ace Hardware Etch on the main blade...unfortunately it doesn't show up in the picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
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Great knife and story, 313 Mike, thanks for posting!

Nice pictures of your Old Timers guys! ::tu::

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Dog gone it guys ! I have the barlow and the camp knife. Now I'm going to be forced to get that stockman and a danged pipe tobacco can of all things! ::huff::


That's just too cool. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
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I was fortunate to buy the three knives with the can (and insert inside) for $50 two years ago on ebay.
The shadow box is a great idea as a way to display the set.

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 Post subject: Re: Ulster Old Timer
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Here's another offer from RJ Reynolds.

You could get the same Ulster Old Timer Knives with $2.00 and 5 wrappers from Days Work, Apple or Brown's Mule chewing tobacco.

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