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 1967redrider » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 am

That's the best I can do right now, until I get my digital camera back. All I currently have to take pictures with is my cell phone, and it sucks. Here's the only other picture that I didn't post, don't think it's going to help you any though.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:32 am

here is a picture of one of my Catt coke bottles.

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

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:49 pm

Miller Bro`s wrote:Can we see a closeup of just the coke bottle?

I took a few more pictures last night, just can't get a clear tang stamp or blade etch picture with my cell phone camera. I think the etch says "Stearns & Chenoweth" then "Hand Forged (Warranted or Patented)" on the blade. By the way, is this ebony or cocobolo? Thanks!
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:50 pm

Forgot- it's pretty much dead-on 3 3/4" closed.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:58 pm

here is a good old CATT.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Bret888 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:21 pm

Kathy asked me about taking the kids on a vacation this summer, and where I would like to go. I said I don't know about the kids, but if it was up to me, I would go to Iowa and see JACKNIFEBEN's collection.....

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

Post by paulsvintage » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:47 pm

::tu:: he does have beautiful collection
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Knife Nut » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:30 pm

Brett, I'm in Indiana, pick me up on your way. ::nod::

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

Post by FRJ » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:59 pm

Here's the only Cattaraugus knife I own. I sure like it.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:52 pm

Sounds good to me.

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

Post by ObsidianEdge » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:09 pm

Whittler that is 3 1/4 closed with potassium permanganate Rogers Indian Trail bone. Cochran & Alcock, Hardware, Carlisle, Penna., l904. (google books) Jigging is nice and crisp. Blades appear to have original finish and are actually sharp.

Pretty minty except for a small crack on the pin under the shield and some initials scratched into the pile side of the main blade.
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Post by paulsvintage » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:43 pm

::tu:: very nice ! don't you love when they have the original etch
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:36 pm

very nice knife, where did you find it?

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

Post by ObsidianEdge » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Thanks guys. It was a "buy it now" on eBay. Pleasantly surprised on the condition when I got it in hand.
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:35 pm

Just added a new Catt to my collection, a 22689 Senator Pen with green(?) bone handles. Interesting that the larger blade doesn't have half-stops but the smaller one does. It has a Riddiford Bros. shield, anyone know what that means?

This would be a perfect EDC in my opinion but I'm not gonna do it.

Thanks!
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