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 singin46 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:38 am

Woah, I dig that deep greenish color. ::ds::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:09 pm

Here is an old Cattaraugus magazine ad I found on the bay.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by orvet » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:16 pm

It sure would be nice to find the knife that is in that ad! :mrgreen:
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Post by Miller Bro's » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:49 pm

Dale, you only need 3 subscriptions :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by orvet » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:03 am

I will buy them & give them as gifts! :mrgreen:

So when will I get my knife & where do I send the money?

Dang! I read the fine print....there is an expiration date! ::dang::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:41 pm

here are a couple of CATTARAUGUS scouts. The first one is a salesman sample with different handles.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:33 am

Nice ones JKB ::tu::

Have you ever owned one where the compass worked?
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:45 am

The whole idea of putting a compass on a slab of metal was crazy. I have a couple that the needle will change position if you tap the handle but not free wheeling.

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

Post by Miller Bro's » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:43 am

JKB,

I have never seen it in print but, I believe you were supposed to take the compass out of the knife and hold it in your hand for it to work. I have several of these and the compass pulls right out with your fingernails. None of mine were ever glued in. This would account for the ones I have where the compass is missing. The bone after many years would shrink slightly and the compass would fall out :(
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by paulsvintage » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:16 pm

::tu:: great knives all ! a few more too keep this going
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by singin46 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:06 pm

Very nice Paul! Love that bowtie shield. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by knifegirl888 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:19 pm

Paul,

I haven't seen a knife like the last one pictured. Is it a Catt also?
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by paulsvintage » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:39 pm

knifegirl888 wrote:Paul,

I haven't seen a knife like the last one pictured. Is it a Catt also?
Hi . yes its a # 12124 dog bone catt its very rare. got it from 54rodgers a few years ago
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:58 pm

Paul, can you tell me anything about the bottom knife in the first picture? Thanks.

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

Post by paulsvintage » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:06 pm

JACKNIFEBEN wrote:Paul, can you tell me anything about the bottom knife in the first picture? Thanks.
hi jackknifeben its a rare catt. pattern, # on knife is 12124. picked this knife up a few years ago from 54rodgers. its 4 13/16 inches closed called a dog bone pattern
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