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

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

Post by orvet » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:47 am

Hi guys,
Maybe one of you Cattaraugus folks can help me identify this little knife I picked up this weekend at an estate sale. I can’t find anything on the numbers here on AAPK in the research section and I don’t think I have a book on Cattaraugus.
For a tiny little 2-3/8” knife it has a lot of snap to it! And those little blades are sharp too!

I am not a huge fan of MOP but this appears to be gold lip MOP, and I don’t see a crack on it anywhere. It’s a pretty nice knife to come out of an old farmhouse estate.
Of course the pictures don't come close to doing it justice, typical of most MOP.

I appreciate anything you can tell me about it, including an approximate value.
Thank you,
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by galvanic1882 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:14 am

Hi Dale, the O sometimes stands for Opal Pearl which it might be.

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

Post by Bamarick » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:42 pm

Good morning Dale,
As Mark said, it is Opal Pearl. I have one of these myself that I got from Jim Sargent several years ago. I would call mine near mint and I believe I gave him $125.00 for it at the time. I hope this helps.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by orvet » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:12 pm

Thank you Mike and Ricky, I really do appreciate the information.
Does anyone have an approximate time that this knife might have been made?
Would it be pre-World War II or postwar?

Thanks again! ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by galvanic1882 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:14 pm

Best guess would be pre World War II

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

Post by orvet » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks Mike! ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by peanut740 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:20 pm

I have been told from a couple different knife know-it-alls( in a good way)that Cattaraugus didn't make any pocket knives after WWII.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by espn77 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:30 pm

Is that normal for the tang stamp to be sideways?

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

Post by FRJ » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 pm

Great looking little Congress, Dale. ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:35 pm

Some of the smaller knives are hard to get all of the numbers on same line, I have some the same way. Nice knife.

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

Post by tongueriver » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:46 am

Jacknifeben wrote:Some of the smaller knives are hard to get all of the numbers on same line.
This cut is from the 1930 catalog. An earlier version may have been non-stainless. I did not see an example in the 1922 catalog.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by galvanic1882 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:22 pm

Here is a bit of Catt history that is a bit obscure. See the front of this old billhead dated 1890 that shows some of the trademarks that Cattaraugus used, Galvanic and WW Wilson. The other picture is of the back of that billhead and states what is warranted and what is not. On the bottom it states that goods marked Attica and Valley Falls are not.

Below are pictures of 4 knives the top 2 are Attica Knife Co marked and the bottom 2 are Valley Falls.

Derek and I have been searching for them for years and figured we would share the info.

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

Post by Jacknifeben » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:14 pm

Wow, you are into this a lot deeper than me. Keep on teaching us.

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

Post by espn77 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:18 pm

Thanks Mike for the information. You always show good stuff.

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

Post by Jacknifeben » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:27 pm

Does that letterhead GALVARIC?

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