Another sad day for us all

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: Another sad day for us all

Postby 1967redrider » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:40 pm

My only Canal Street knives were our Club Knives but I picked up a few more after reading this news. I received this little history lesson with one "thank you" email;

John

Congratulations on purchasing a Canal Street Cutlery knife, and thank you for buying it through KnivesShipFree.com.

Whether you know it or not, you just bought a piece of American cutlery history.

The home of Canal Street Cutlery, a humble space in Ellenville, New York, once housed the New York Knife Cooperative, followed by two other cutlery companies. That means your new Canal Street knife came from a place where knives have been made continuously since 1848.

Canal Street knives are prized by collectors, and for good reason, but they're built to be used. They reflect the same tradition of craftsmanship that produced our grandfathers' knives—every Canal Street knife is made on a bench, one at a time, with over 140 hand operations, for people who recognize quality.

People like you.

Again, thanks for buying your Canal Street knife from us. You're going to love it.

Thanks for being our customer!
Derrick & Wendy Bohn


Much like the burning of the Cattaraugus building earlier this year, I hate seeing things like this happen to our knife history. Learning about the history behind knives and knife making, especially American knives for me, is one of the things I cherish about knife collecting. It is sad news.

p.s. I do not know the Bohn's but they seem to run a good business.
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby okbohn » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:00 pm

I am really sorry to hear Canal St is going out. I love their knives.

Wally has always been a real gem to me.
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Postby D.P. Hunter » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:03 am

I too am saddened about the demise of Canal Street Cutlery. It was my privilege to be closely involved with Wally and the crew from 2009 to 2014. I was aware that the company had suffered some severe setbacks in the past year. Like Derrick and Phil Gibbs I had learned a lot from Wally, but I also had the good fortune to learn from the Cutlers there as well. Sad news indeed.
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Postby tank » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:22 am

Breaks my heart. Wally was so good to me.
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby WillClinger » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:12 pm

At this sad time, I'd like to thank everyone at Canal Street and express my best wishes for whatever they do in the future.

Canal Street gave us 10+ years of mighty fine knives. I'll be using Canal Street knives and carrying a CSC folder for the rest of my life, as will several of my family and friends.

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Postby 1967redrider » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:09 pm

okbohn wrote:I am really sorry to hear Canal St is going out. I love their knives.

Wally has always been a real gem to me.


Derrick,

Didn't realize you were an AAPK member! BTW- the knives I purchased on Wednesday arrived perfectly on Friday. Thanks for your excellent customer service! ::ds::

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Postby Rookie » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:01 pm

Really is quite sad. There aren't many traditional making factories left out there in the US. Every time 1 closes, it's hard to swallow. And it just shows how hard it would be for a new company to try and start out.
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby D.P. Hunter » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:55 pm

Their website is shut down
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby wlf » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:19 am

I hope Eric is able to continue his craft. Sorry for all who depended on CS . :(
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby mumblypeg » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:18 am

Sad to hear this. I really hoped that they would make it.
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby Chase » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:07 pm

The Canal Street Factory....located at 30 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY is officially closed as of Dec 15, 2015

I am truly saddened by this turn of events ::tear:: ::tear:: ::tear::

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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby edge213 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:36 pm

Truly sad.
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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby titanNV » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:40 pm

So any word on if there are any plans going forward with CSC or another incarnation of it?

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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby ea42 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:56 am

I believe that company is gone for good titan NV, all the equipment was sold off after the close.

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Re: Another sad day for us all

Postby philco » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:36 am

I just hope Wally never sells the name to someone who will have Canal Street knives built overseas.
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