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

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

Postby truck » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:18 am

The only Cattaraugus in my collection, a 3000R, if memory serves. The shield side cover is missing a fragment and is loose. Would I be committing a cardinal sin if I re-glued the cover? What glue would y'all recommend?
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby FRJ » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:42 pm

truck, I think it would be fine to glue the piece back on especially if you can get a good fit. Options, after cleaning area with isopropyl alcohol, would be epoxy or super glue type adhesive and not much of either. Hopefully others will offer advice.

Here's a Cattaraugus whittler I got recently. 3 5/8"

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

Postby Duffer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:02 am

Truck a little glue and you will be good to go! Like Joe said and in my experience the surface brass liner must be very clean for good long term adhesion to work. I would very lightly sand the brass and clean with alcohol or acetone.

Joe that is a fantastic Cattaragus whittler ::nod:: Love the bone jigging. Looks like nature produced that bone handle surface. I would love to find a wharnecliffe Whittler as nice as this one. Lloyd

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

Postby FRJ » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:14 am

Thank you so much, Lloyd. ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby danno50 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:26 am

That is a beauty, Joe! ::tu:: Wharncliff whittlers are my favorite whittler.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby J1890 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:43 am

Sweet Catts!
Here is my first one. A 22219. Fast becoming my favorite. Of course if I had one of those wharnie whittlers, it probably be tied for favorite ::shrug::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby djknife13 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:42 am

FRJ and 1890, Those are both really nice knives. ___Dave

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

Postby LongBlade » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:59 am

Nice knives Joe and J1890 ::tu:: ... as I have said before something about wharncliffe blades is very appealing (and for others interested in wharncliffes see the thread devoted to them)... Joe - a wharncliife whittler is indeed special and sweet bone with that classic worm groove jigging seen on many Cattaraugus knives.... J1890 - I really like the look of pocket worn bone which is quite nice on that knife - someone was quite proud to carry that knife at some point in its history ::nod:: ....
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby FRJ » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:42 pm

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. ::handshake::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby J1890 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:23 pm

LongBlade wrote:Nice knives Joe and J1890 ::tu:: ... as I have said before something about wharncliffe blades is very appealing (and for others interested in wharncliffes see the thread devoted to them)... Joe - a wharncliife whittler is indeed special and sweet bone with that classic worm groove jigging seen on many Cattaraugus knives.... J1890 - I really like the look of pocket worn bone which is quite nice on that knife - someone was quite proud to carry that knife at some point in its history ::nod:: ....


Thanks LongBlade. I'll enjoy being that someone going forward. It is pretty cool using a piece of history.

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

Postby vikingdog » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:15 am

FRJ wrote:
Here's a Cattaraugus whittler I got recently. 3 5/8"

Thanks for looking.


Joe, that is one of the nicest vintage knives I've ever seen.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby FRJ » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:25 am

Thank you very much, Mike. ::tu::


J1890, that is a very nice folder you have there. ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby ratlesnake75 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:58 am

Hey GUYS, I found this knife in a mixed Lot of junk I bought on ebay awhile back. I immediately contacted Mr. Mike Losicco(((the CAT Master))) and gifted it too him and Derek for their collection.

I do believe it to be an EXTREMELY early CATT knife. One of the very first CATT knives EVER MADE and POSSIBLY was made for JBF Champlin according to Mr. Mike. We know its look GERMAN too,,,Not unusual after discussing this with MIKE because he has around 4-5 examples of This Catt w/ No little valley cutlery stamping. Its an AWESOME Catt that I wanted to SHARE with Everyone.

There is NO MISTAKEN,,,This Catt knife is right after JBF Champlin knives and BEFORE Cattaraugus Cutlery was Producing knives in Little Valley NY. If you ever do come across a Cattaraugus Cut Co knife with No little valley stamping, PLEASE let Mr. Mike know you have it. This is the LEAST we can do as Knife buff's to insure the knives get into the right hands for our future Generations to enjoy.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby LongBlade » Tue May 16, 2017 12:30 pm

Very cool Mark ::tu:: ::tu:: ... a generous nice gift from you to Mike and Derek - ::nod:: :D
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue May 16, 2017 1:01 pm

Very nice gesture Mark! ::tu:: That one definitely shows influence from his time at Friedman & Lauterjung.
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