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

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

Postby richard » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:53 am

i found this about the freemason letter G . [quote[When did the letter G become part of the Square and Compass? No one knows exactly, but it is believed to be somewhere between 1730 and 1768, here in the United States. The "G" is not used in the center of the square and compasses in all jurisdictions around the world.]quote]

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

Postby peanut740 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:26 pm

Cattaraugus made several of those enameled fraternal knives for many different organizations.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby GRS » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:35 pm

I got the purse and knife together. I do believe they probably came together. I had the stitching “very fine” repaired on the purse. My father-in-law gave it to me after I joined the Lodge back around 1979 or 80. He had purchased it from an old man in the Lodge years before but I didn’t know Much about it. I just thought it was very nice and displays all the working tools of a Mason.

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

Postby peanut740 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 pm

I have done some traveling myself. ::handshake:: There are folks that collect those Catt enameled knives trying to make a set.They will bring a good price for a small knife.I would say it originally came in the pouch,sold separately. ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby Twhite » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:30 pm

Hello hello new to the forum and I have a Catt I was hoping someone could give a general date of manufacture. My dad picked it up a few years ago and recently gave it to me.
Closed length 3-7/8”
Blade 2-7/8”
Secondary blade 2-1/8
Stamping 3C inside of a circle
Number 21269C I think

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

Postby richard » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:22 am

nice knife, they made these from 1890 untill 1930.
i dont know if they reproduced them at a later date ?
are any of the blades stamped 'little valley N.Y. ' ?

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

Postby FRJ » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:01 am

Very nice swell center Jack, Twhite. Beautiful blades.

Here is a nice little string cutter. Covered spring. A hard to see Cattaraugus etch on the main blade. 2 5/8".

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

Postby Twhite » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:11 am

richard wrote:nice knife, they made these from 1890 untill 1930.
i dont know if they reproduced them at a later date ?
are any of the blades stamped 'little valley N.Y. ' ?

No nothing other than the numbers and the 3C

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

Postby knife7knut » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:38 am

Just received a half dozen of these from my good friend and fellow knife nut Guy Manwaring.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby galvanic1882 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:57 pm

Twhite wrote:Hello hello new to the forum and I have a Catt I was hoping someone could give a general date of manufacture. My dad picked it up a few years ago and recently gave it to me.
Closed length 3-7/8”
Blade 2-7/8”
Secondary blade 2-1/8
Stamping 3C inside of a circle
Number 21269C I think

Thanks
Tom


Great knife Tom and Cattaraugus knives with the 3C marking are hard to find.

Love that covered back Pearl Joe, I had one years ago but let it go. Here are pictures I have posted before of covered back Catt's
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby FRJ » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:05 pm

Thank you, Mike.
Very nice little Catts there. ::tu::

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

Postby utahbound » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:10 pm

Very nice, I love those covered back pearls!

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

Postby Twhite » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:24 pm

Just picked up this cart whittler 32153 for a rehab project. From the numbers this should have MOP. It appears to be smooth bone. The pins in the handle are copper. This leads me to believe that it has been rescaled. Am I correct in this assessment?

All three blades have decent snap and no slop to speak of. It will be improved after rehab.

Any info on this particular model will be greatly appreciated as I would like to bring back to factory looking.

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

Postby richard » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:38 pm

very nice old catt you have there.
here is one i revamped.
they probably replaced your one with bone scales.
because MOP is hard to fix on. with pins. it nearly all ways cracks.
i would like to see how you get on with your one.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Postby Twhite » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 pm

Beautiful knife. I hope I can get mine half as nice.

I just started doing knife rehabs. I really like Cattaraugus knives. This one caught my eye so I ponied up with $30.

Did you have much trouble working the MOP? I will be getting B grade as to not go insane when I wreck my first attempt.

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