Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

The Cattaraugus Cutlery Company was started by John Champlin and his son Tint in 1882. It was first incorporated under the name J.B.F. Champlin and Son as a wholesale distribution company based in Little Valley, New York. The business proved to be a successful endeavor, and it soon branched into a knife production company named Cattaraugus.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Lucky find. Some of the finest bone around. Here is a picture of mine.
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Post by tjmurphy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Ohhhhhh Momma! Dat's sumpin'. Congratulations.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:17 pm

I found this old box filled with the original price buttons hardware stores used in the display cases for pricing.
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Post by Jacknifeben » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:43 pm

That has to be one of the rarest finds. Tell us more about this how you found these.

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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:53 pm

They were in the attic of a hardware store in business since the 1870`s. It was closed in the 1960`s, but the building remained in the family till 2008. The building was going to be torn down and these were found and lots of old knife boxes, I bought them all ::nod::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:16 am

I just sit here looking at all those pins, what a find. Don't think there are too any of those laying around.

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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by tjmurphy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:23 am

Nice find, Dimitri. Not too many of the mom and pop's around anymore. I don't think that Lowe's or Home Depot have attics.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:00 am

JACKNIFEBEN wrote:I just sit here looking at all those pins, what a find. Don't think there are too any of those laying around.
JKB, I have seen an occasional pin turn up on feebay, but never a whole box of them :shock:

tjmurphy wrote:Not too many of the mom and pop's around anymore. I don't think that Lowe's or Home Depot have attics.
TJ, even if they did have attics, it would be full of crap made in China up there ::disgust::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by tjmurphy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:08 am

I hear ya ::disgust::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by gino » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:10 am

WOW - those are really cool. Great lookin knife too by the way.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by cattaraugus57 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:14 am

very nice knife jacknife!

and those PINS!! wow! :shock:
That's a great find there millerbros!.. ::drool:: ::drool:: if ya ever want to...well you know...
even one.. ::drool::
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Post by orvet » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:32 am

Amazing find Dimitri!
Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Miller Bro's » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:34 am

Thanks Guys ::tu::

They really are something to see ::nod::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by singin46 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:45 am

Miller Bro`s wrote:I found this old box filled with the original price buttons hardware stores used in the display cases for pricing.
That's just flat out cool! ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:43 pm

Here is one you dont see to often.

It`s a small boy`s hunting knife with some of the best stag handles I have ever seen on an American made knife :shock:
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