CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

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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CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby Schradenut » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:46 am

I have had a penchant for Canal Street knives for some time now, and have been fortunate enough to acquire a few very nice folders. Today though i lashed out and brought myself a Buffalo Horn Bowie.
It was designed by Anton D'Holder, and has a Sandvik 19C27 full tang blade. It is rather unique in that the blade and bolsters were made from the one slab of steel. The smooth Buffalo Horn slabs really finish this lovely knife off. The finish brings out the incredibly good texture of the horn.
If this is the only one i ever own, then i can live with that, as this is one super Bowie.
The knife itself is quite heavy, weighing in at 9 1/2oz, and is 9 1/4" OAL.
Seeing the beauty of this knife makes you understand why A. D'Holder is such an acclaimed name in the Cutlery business.
(Thanks to my mate Doug in Spokane for sending me the pics of this gem. It will be with me in a few weeks-Customs permitting).
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:59 am

Spectacular knife! Well made from outstanding materials. It should work out to be a good investment,too. Congratulations ::tu::

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Postby philco » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:52 pm

Beautiful example of Canal Street quality. Congratulations on owning it. ::tu::
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Postby edge213 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:30 pm

That is beautiful! !
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby DRS » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:39 pm

That is one beautiful piece of cutlery there. ::drool::

You should be proud of that one. ::tear::

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Postby Chase » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:17 pm

Very nice...indeed a centerpiece of any Canal Street Collection.

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Postby Schradenut » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:02 pm

Many thanks gentleman, for your kind words.
I am saddened to see the demise of Canal Street, as they produced some magnificent knives. My only regret is that i didn't buy more as they appealed to me. Still there are still some bargains to be had.
One good thing about the closure of Canal Street, is that Wally went out on his own terms, not like Schrade, who had the Storm Troopers arrive on their door one dark and gloomy morning. He destroyed everything, so there will be no China Made Canal Street Cutlery knives flooding the market. "What there is, is what there is". ::teary_eyes::
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby philco » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:29 am

I think if I saw a made in China Canal Street knife my heart would simply break.
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Postby JAMESC41001 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:06 am

Great knife Tony! You are correct. You will not see a made in china canal street.
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Postby D.P. Hunter » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:37 am

It's D' Alton Holder : )
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Postby TripleF » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:37 am

Lucky you!! She's a beauty!! ::tu::
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby lt632ret » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:15 pm

I just ran across this thread about Canal Street. I did an epilogue in Knife Mag this month regarding this sad event. I am attaching some pics which between my old Mavica, the lighting and my limited ability are not great. However it does show some of the examples of the beautiful quality product canal turned out, There closing ended a 164 year american cutlery history in the Hudson valley. The 2 pics with the labels are the same it is a display of a complete set of the knives they produced in 2005 all the same number . There are other similar sets for the following years in the storage area of the case, the sheep horn display was an issue for the NRA 2007. there is a general display with rows of there various issues. I have a separate group for pearls. The other display with the pics is another couple of special issues . One pic has a pic of a Schrade watch and a Canal street watch on which the lens on top pops open and becomes a magnifying glass used while on the wrist with a button for a light to illuminate the item being viewed, They ordered them one year to give as Christmas gifts to employees and friends they were only ordered once because Case had a similar watch made and threatened to sue them. I have a couple. One still in the box stored like the complete early same numbered sets for the early years. It is a shame I am out of room in the museum I could fill several more large areas and it is a shame to have this all not on public display. I am hoping to have some specialty displays this year which will be rotated. Each of these knives deserves its own thread because group pics do not do them justice. it really is just to much for one person. LT PS if some one wants a closeup of a particular pattern or some special information I will try to get to it. I hope these pics as bad as they are bring some enjoyment to those with an interest in this study. PPS I just added a few more pics trying to show some of the knives in the large display a little bit better that is about all it is a little bit better.
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby orvet » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:34 am

That is amazing display LT! ::drool::
You seem to have more Canal Street knives than I have seen anywhere.
I do hope you can get those on display in the museum, even if just for a limited time.
I really feel CSC put out the finest production slip joint knives made in the last 10 years!

Glad to see you posting again LT! ::tu::
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby JAMESC41001 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:47 pm

That is a very impressive collection LT. I also hope you can display them in the museum. They are an important part of the history you have done so much too preserve.
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Re: CSC D'Holder - Buffalo Horn Bowie Hunter

Postby Schradenut » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:23 pm

Awesome display LT. I would love to see all those beautiful CS knives...in person.
Tony. ::tu::


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