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 edge213 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm

utahbound wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:09 am
Hey guys,

Since it's the Christmas Season, I thought I should make a photo with a pair of Cattaraugus gentleman's knives handled in Christmas Tree
celluloid. The image still needs a little work. There is an etch on the smaller knife as well.

Here's hoping for a wonderful New Year!
The handles on these two are quite attractive.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 pm
Roland.....
Mike, those are GREAT items! I really like that envelope. ::tu::
Would you PLEASE post them here also.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:38 pm

Mike, thank you. Very significant documentation you have. The backside of the envelope is like a catalogue page showing knife razor and scissors. Very 'neat'. I have never seen this type of envelope before. This paperwork is an important and significant addition to your collection.
And shows my knife could be as old as 1897 which is older than i had guessed.
Great post, thanks again.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Ripster » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:16 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Here is a large 4 3/8" swell center whittler. The blades suffered some pitting possibly from off gassing of nearby celluloid, and then the blades were buffed. Most of the tang markings have been removed but i can just make out the beginning of "Cattaraugus" in an arch.
I think this size of swell center whittler is somewhat rare.
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Roland, that’s a beautiful old piece of Cutlery, how long have you had it? It sure is nice, have you been able to get a date of manufacture ,or there about? Thanks to all of you that have contributed here ,nice stuff all around .
Take care ,stay warm and safe out there.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by JohnR » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:39 pm

Going to put this Catt sheepsfoot jack here also, forgot we now have a dedicated Catt forum.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Ripster » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:50 pm

Beautiful piece of Cutlery there Sir. The Bones, shield, swedge on main ,what a great way to start this Year. Thanks for posting another beauty.
Take care stay warm and safe out there. ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by utahbound » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:03 pm

"Here is an old 1897 envelope that shows the knife and some other Cattaraugus items. Inside the envelope was a shipping notice dated 1897"

Great Find!!!

Love it!

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

Post by knife7knut » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:03 pm

Don't think I posted these before but if I did ;sorry. Got it at an estate sale this past summer on the third day.Can't believe I missed it the first couple times of looking.Guess everybody was looking at all the KA-BAR Collector's Club knives.The others I've acquired since my first post in this thread in 2014. I have a couple of the small cleavers now and the one fish knife that has the boar's head on the handle isn't marked but it looks like the other ones I have that are.The Catt folding machete I had only the picture with the Case.
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