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Former Schrade President Walley Gardner and principal Joe Hufnagel joined with nine master cutlers to form a group of US craftsmen with over 300 years of combined knife making experience. The company they created is located in upstate New York where a long and rich tradition of quality knife making dates back to the 19th century.
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby philco » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:54 am

Gary I believe the curly maple and the stockman in red stag have a special shield that was used for the Canal Street knives sold through Red Hill Cutlery. I can't blow up the pictures quite enough to be 100% sure that's what they say but they sure look like it from here.

Canal Street ceased production in Dec. of 2015 and the flow had dwindled to a small trickle on ebay. Most of the ones you'll see there are greatly overpriced and have been listed for a long time with no takers. There's usually only a half dozen up for auction at any given time now. Not many of the online retailers have any remaining Canal Street inventory any more.
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Postby dweb1897 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:39 am

kootenay joe wrote:I read that for the first about 6-12 months of operation, Queen supplied parts or partially built knives to CSC to help them get up & running and have some early knives to sell.
Can someone explain more accurately about the Queen-CSC connection in 2005-06 ?
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I heard about the same thing. I got curious about that after I got a 2005 CSC Swing Guard. The fit and finish on the CSC is better than the Queen and it cost $100 more, but other than that there sure isn't much difference. Kind of answered the question I had about the CSC shield...I'd always thought that with as many experienced cutlers as CSC started out with, they could have come up with something a little different than the round shield. Not too long ago I heard that they originally called the company Walden Knife Co. but Taylor LLC had shut that idea down.
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Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:44 pm

These 2 swing guards definitely show the Queen supplied parts is factual. Very neat to have both the Queen & CSC knives to compare in hand not just by pictures.
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby Chase » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Canal Street dis start out using Queen supplied parts. That is a fact!

dweb,

They did start out as Walden Knife and you are correct...Taylor shut them down quickly. That's when they came up with Canal Street

If you think finding Canal Street Knives is tough....try finding a Walden Knife made by the Canal Street factory.....They do exist though.

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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:19 am

Tom do you mean there were knives made about 2006 that were branded "Walden" ? or the original Walden knives that i think were made in the Canal Street factory in early 1900's ?
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Postby dweb1897 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:26 am

He means there were some made by Canal Street Cutlery and branded Walden Knife Co. about 2005.
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Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks. I have 3 original "Walden Cutlery" knives, but i have not seen any of the CSC "Walden" knives. Do you know what patterns were made ?
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby ea42 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:11 am

Roland, here's one of them, I know they made a swing guard and a two blade congress as well. That's the tang stamp work sheet underneath the knife. I'm pretty certain that they never even made it to the point of hard stamping any blades, I think all the Walden stamps were preliminary etches to see how they'd fit the tangs:

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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:05 am

Thanks Eric. Are there a few of these 'Trapper Jacks' out there ? Or did it not get to production stage ?
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby dweb1897 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:43 am

Eric, Thanks for the pics...I'd heard about them but had never seen one ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby ea42 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:32 am

My pleasure Doug!

Roland, I'd be surprised if there were more than three or four knives from each pattern made.

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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby Chase » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:39 am

That's a Beauty Eric and you have the drawings for the Tang Stamps as well! What a Lucky Guy!

Thank you for sharing those pictures!

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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby ea42 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:06 am

Thanks Tom! I do have a thing for paperwork and ephemera. ::tu:: :D

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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby dweb1897 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:09 am

This one showed up in today's mail
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Re: Latest Canal Street Additions

Postby ea42 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:52 am

Doug, that's amazing! Thanks for showing the pics, I've never seen the completed model with all the bling. We did the knives at the shop, then sent them to Colt to be emblazoned with the blade etch and handle signature, but until today I'd never seen what that looked like. Very Nice!

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