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My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:19 pm
by woodwalker
I was checking out the Ulster thread under Knife Lore and it sure made me want one. So I go to my favorite antique store and the guy had a bag of knives for sale for ten bucks. One was a daddy barlow Sabre and the rest was just ole junk chinese and Taiwan type knives but at the bottom of the bag was this Ulster. Well I just spent an hour cleaning up this old soldier and kinda like it. It has Ulster Knife Co on it. Unfortunately it is missing the scales on one side. BUMMER. I am still glad to have it. Any ideas of age? Thought you guys might like to see it! Thanks for looking. :)

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:35 pm
by doglegg
Wish the scale was there too. Great old knife.

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:46 pm
by woodwalker
Thanks doggleg!! Just my luck!! :) They are well made. That's for sure. One day I will find one with both scales. :)

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:34 pm
by orvet
Those were great old knives.
No promises but I may have a pile side scale for that knife. It is a bit of a long shot, but I will try to check my old scout/camper pile tonight.

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:56 pm
by woodwalker
orvet wrote:Those were great old knives.
No promises but I may have a pile side scale for that knife. It is a bit of a long shot, but I will try to check my old scout/camper pile tonight.

Awesome Dale!! That would be so nice!! Is that bone Rogers or Greenbone or just regular bone? I do like the knife very much even with its issue. Thanks for checking for me. :)

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 pm
by kootenay joe
WW, there are lots of Ulster Knife Co bone 4 blade Utilities 'out there'. Check on ebay and before too long a better example will show up and often they can be won for little money.
kj

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 pm
by woodwalker
Thanks KJ will keep my eyes peeled!! :)

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:21 pm
by orvet
woodwalker wrote:
orvet wrote:Those were great old knives.
No promises but I may have a pile side scale for that knife. It is a bit of a long shot, but I will try to check my old scout/camper pile tonight.

Awesome Dale!! That would be so nice!! Is that bone Rogers or Greenbone or just regular bone? I do like the knife very much even with its issue. Thanks for checking for me. :)


It looks like Rogers bone to me.
So far, no luck finding a donor knife. I will keep looking though.

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm
by tongueriver
Age question: It is pre-1941, when Baer bought the company. Rogers bone exists as two definitions: One:The type of jigging and and color of their most popular seller, and the second definition: bone manufactured by the Rogers bone company. They sold more than one kind. Another example would be the "Indian Trail" bone found on some Cattaraugus knives. And there were other patterns. Some annoying people sell knives with 'Rogers Bone' which were made after that bone company burned down and their bone no longer existed. I saw one this morning on ebay that was manufactured in the 1990s. The old 1930s Ulsters have great curb appeal, do they not? ::tu::

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:47 pm
by woodwalker
orvet wrote:
woodwalker wrote:
orvet wrote:Those were great old knives.
No promises but I may have a pile side scale for that knife. It is a bit of a long shot, but I will try to check my old scout/camper pile tonight.

Awesome Dale!! That would be so nice!! Is that bone Rogers or Greenbone or just regular bone? I do like the knife very much even with its issue. Thanks for checking for me. :)


It looks like Rogers bone to me.
So far, no luck finding a donor knife. I will keep looking though.

Thanks Dale. I really like this knife. I carried it today and it is a hoss. Really well made and built like a tank. I appreciate your time.

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:53 pm
by woodwalker
tongueriver wrote:Age question: It is pre-1941, when Baer bought the company. Rogers bone exists as two definitions: One:The type of jigging and and color of their most popular seller, and the second definition: bone manufactured by the Rogers bone company. They sold more than one kind. Another example would be the "Indian Trail" bone found on some Cattaraugus knives. And there were other patterns. Some annoying people sell knives with 'Rogers Bone' which were made after that bone company burned down and their bone no longer existed. I saw one this morning on ebay that was manufactured in the 1990s. The old 1930s Ulsters have great curb appeal, do they not? ::tu::

My goodness tonguerivet I love this knife!! This thing is built the way all knives SHOULD be built. A tank and such a beautiful bone color. It just looks old and we'll built. I am so glad I didn't pass on it because it was missing scales on the pile side. I carried today at work and I just couldn't quit looking at it!!

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:14 pm
by tongueriver
Some Ulster official scouts from the 1930s. All are available.
Ulster scouts001.jpg

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:55 pm
by woodwalker
tongueriver wrote:Some Ulster official scouts from the 1930s. All are available.
Ulster scouts001.jpg

Tongueriver, are they available thru you? I like them all! I really like the far right one in the picture.

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:01 pm
by woodwalker
My good friend Ed Landers put a pile side scaLe on this old Ulster! He also put a shield on for me as well as a full master and a pin to pull the can opener!! He buffed it up and I received it in the mail today!! :) He also added anot her Ulster for me as a sign of friendship. He added a few other knives as a BOMB which I will post in the BOMB thread!! I don't know how many of you know Ed but he is a fine man who I am proud to have met! Sorry Ed I just felt it needed to be said.Thank you Ed!! ::ds::

Re: My first Ulster

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:06 am
by Tony_Wood
woodwalker wrote:My good friend Ed Landers put a pile side scaLe on this old Ulster! He also put a shield on for me as well as a full master and a pin to pull the can opener!! He buffed it up and I received it in the mail today!! :) He also added anot her Ulster for me as a sign of friendship. He added a few other knives as a BOMB which I will post in the BOMB thread!! I don't know how many of you know Ed but he is a fine man who I am proud to have met! Sorry Ed I just felt it needed to be said.Thank you Ed!! ::ds::



Awesome!! Good for you and for that knife.
Great work, Ed.