Ulster Collecting

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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by peanut740 » Sat May 05, 2018 4:59 pm

Another "Remember the Maine" Ulster hobo.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by espn77 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:04 pm

That's cool Roger. And awsome condition ::tu::

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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by peanut740 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Ulster Knife Co.hobo etched "Ulster Camp Knife".Notice the difference in the fork from the above hobo.This one is a combo fork,cap lifter and can opener.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by peanut740 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks Keith!
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by peanut740 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:10 pm

Ulster Dwight Devine whittler with horn handles and neat double pulls.Pattern# 31550X.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by wlf » Sat May 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Beauties Roger.
I buy roosters and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]

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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by KAW » Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Joe... that's quite a Wharncliffe you have there! ::tu::
LongBlade wrote:Ken - That knife looks unused ::tu:: - One could have had the Ulster wrapper and just put the Hammer Brand knife in it which confuses things... and you probably thought of these possibilities already :)
Lee... That's just too scary to contemplate... but I suppose its possible. That's why I was hoping someone would verify its an Ulster. ::pray::

WB... Just received one of those with a red handle... haven't taken any pics yet.
ObsidianEdge wrote:Very nice hawk! Nice to see one without the tip being rounded off from sharpening.
Mike... do you mean like this one?... ::teary_eyes::
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Neat Hobo knives... I like how the "Remember the Maine" places the knives in context to the time period it was produced in.

Roger... Very nice! ::tu:: I still seeking a Dwight Devine Ulster to to acquire... & yours is a whittler to boot... 8)

OK... so here is a "Baer period" Ulster I picked up recently.... a #63 Whittler.... My first swell center handle & a blade combination I felt was rather uncommon... two different size clip blades & a coping pen blade which I have not seen before.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by ObsidianEdge » Sat May 05, 2018 9:51 pm

Wow, way to bring the Ulster heat there Roger! Interesting to see the fork with the caplifter.

Ken, I would still be happy to have one like yours.

Here's a World War I signal corp inspector's kit. I'm told it was an early edition of the kit with this Ulster knife. The knife has seen it's share of hard use, but for a good cause!
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by KAW » Sat May 05, 2018 10:44 pm

Interesting they selected an electrican's knife & provided a screwdriver as well.
Is the folding ruler marked with the maker? I collect those as well, but only from Connecticut companies.
A very neat piece of history you have there Mike! ::tu:: 8)
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by ObsidianEdge » Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 am

Ken, the ruler is by Lufkin if that helps. "Warranted boxwood and No.780." All of the tools have SC USA stamps on them. Thanks.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by KAW » Sun May 06, 2018 1:58 am

Lufkin is a big brand in the folding ruler world, but not from Connecticut.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:11 pm

MY life has lost much of its savor. Some weeks ago I misplaced one of my most highly favored knives, a large Ulster Stockman. I have searched every pocket 10 times, beneath cushions, in the car, etc. all without result. If anyone has a minty large Ulster Stockman they are willing to part with I would appreciate a PM.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by JohnR » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:25 pm

Thanks to Charlie I was able to purchase a very nice collection of vintage Ulster salesman sample barlows. I'm thinking the tang stamp Ulster Knife Co dates them from the mid to late 40's, possibly early 50's. The knives are in mint condition, never used.

The one that really stands out for me is the razor or one arm blade barlow, it is the only one without a pattern number stamped on the back of the tang. I have seen a vintage ad that shows the other 3 knives in the ad but did not show the one arm, I'm thinking it was special order only. I have never seen another.
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by peanut740 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:12 pm

That is quite a group John.It's good that they stayed together. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Ulster Collecting

Post by BWT » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Very nice and impressive John ::tu:: ::tu::
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