Boys Knives Through the Years

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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by galvanic1882 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Just picked up another Grahamsville to go with the one I had! Poor sharpening job on it.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by FRJ » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Beautiful old knives you have there, Mike.
I have not seen that stamp before, but it's just like you to come up with the unusual stamp we can all learn from.

Here's a little A. W. Wadsworth & Son that I overlooked.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by ludwig26 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:43 pm

Here’s a little Millers brothers. Anyone got an idea on the age?
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by btrwtr » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:18 pm

Attica Knife Co., Goins book says best guess, g. 1875-1900 hard to find stamp. Look quite like the Russell made "BOY OF AMERICA" knives.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by ludwig26 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:28 pm

Btrwtr that is interesting. Im gonna dig my Russell out. I know they don't have tang stamps and were made by J Wards.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by galvanic1882 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:57 pm

Thanks Joe! That Attica is a Cattaraugus product one of their secondary marked knives along with Valley Falls. Still love that one. Here is another one with a chain.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by LongBlade » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:01 am

Joe - Classic old nice knife with great wood, bail and all ::tu::

Kerry - Nice old Miller Bros ::tu:: .. hard to date that cutlery by the stamp but I would say +/- 1900 ... Goins notes for that specific Miller Bros stamp 1863-1926 but 1863-1872 they were in Yaleville & Wallingford CT so given Meriden is on the stamp I would say 1872-1926...

Wayne - Interesting for sure... The Attica no doubt has great similarities to the Russell - I have the latter. I actually never knew Attica made those as well (or was there a connection between them as Russell did a fair amount of contract work ::shrug:: ) - pretty cool either way!!

Mike - That M&G is sweet - whole knife and etch is superb!!
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by ludwig26 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:52 am

Thanks Longblade. Some great old knives showing up in this thread.
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by Miller Bro's » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:38 am

Here's a few.
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Post by espn77 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:41 am

All very nice Dimitri ::tu::

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Post by Miller Bro's » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:41 am

Thanks Keith :)
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by galvanic1882 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Great knives Dimitri, love the Gardner!!

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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by galvanic1882 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Here is another one, it's marked CCC Little Valley NY. 2 5/8" closed. I have 2 single bladed ones, I think I posted one of those, but this is the first 2 bladed one I've seen.
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Post by Miller Bro's » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:29 pm

Thanks Mike :wink:

That's the first Catt I have seen with that stamp 8) ::tu::
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Re: Boys Knives Through the Years

Post by LongBlade » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:09 pm

Nice additions Dimitri and Mike ::tu:: ::tu:: ....

Dimitri - Does that Gardner have their patented folded bolsters? I have a single blade Gardner Boys Knife with those bolsters but hard to tell from the photo..
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