CSC Prototypes

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 Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:41 pm

A recent purchase from Mr. L at Redtrout. D'Holder drop point with blued steel. The handles are exotic wood, not sure what type.

If you have any prototypes, please post a pic. I have one other, a stag stockman, that I'll take some pics of and post when I get a chance.
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:21 pm

Got this one from Redtrout also.
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby philco » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:05 pm

Wow ! Two excellent additions you have there. I like em both but that stockman is all kinds of pretty IMO. ::drool::

Congratulations on adding those to your collection.
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks Phil ::tu::
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:03 pm

Those are nice indeed! I was not aware that you were a Canal Street Guy...lol

That's a good thing though, I also am a Canal Street guy as well. I have a lot of Prototypes, unfortunately I am away from my knives at the moment and cannot take photos. I will however scan my laptop tonight and see if I already have pictures on it.

Richard (Redtrout) is a great guy. He and I have talked via telephone when he was still in NC and I have purchased from him as well. He was in tight with Wally Gardiner and the folks at Canal Street, hence he has (Had) a lot of Canal Street knives.

A few years ago he gave me about 12-15 Schrade Picture frame style display boxes that I have made up with different sets of Schrade knives.

He always seems to come up with a dandy knife that I just can't do without....lol

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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby philco » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:19 pm

I've never met Redtrout but I've dealt with him numerous times and he's a real gentleman and a great guy to do business with. He's got one on ebay right now that's making the sweat pop out on my forehead. ::drool:: ::nod::
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:03 pm

Thanks Tom, I'd love to see the different kinds of prototypes Canal Street came up with. These are the only ones I have (for now).

I fell for Canal Street knives after the first whittler I bought from Bryan back in '05. The fit-n-finish were top notch, and I really liked the story behind the company. I collected the old Shrades for years (Grandpa carried one), and Canal Street just seemed to be a nice fit.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more protos ::ds::

Y'all have a Merry Christmas!
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P.S.- Phil, you are exactly right about Redtrout. Never met, but a great guy to deal with.
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:14 am

Here are some of my Canal Street Prototype knives
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:15 am

And then I have this Set...only 3 made
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:26 am

That is one nice group, Tom. ::tu::

Are those Pinch Lock backs or the larger Squeeze?
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby WillClinger » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:31 pm

A Squeeze has a lanyard hole. A Pinch does not.

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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:06 pm

Fifth picture down are Pinch Lockbacks and 2 Trappers. The ninth picture down are the Squeeze. The Python looking scaled Squeeze is a one of a kind. It is actually tooled leather and they put way too much time into the knife to be able to produce and sell them.

I grabbed her up...lol

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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:43 am

Thanks Will, I never noticed that about the squeeze.

Excellent collection Tom. I like seeing the different ideas for production that were thought of. A wider variety than I had imagined.
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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby Chase » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:55 pm

Those were just the prototypes....I have gathered up about 350 Canal Street Knives...maybe a few more

I just need to learn the art of photographing the knives, because my pictures are not good. The certainly do not do the knives justice.

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Re: CSC Prototypes

Postby mumblypeg » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:27 pm

:shock: Wow, I probably have 350 knives, total. About 10% are Canal Street.

Have you tried a "portable studio" from Walmart? Comes with a light box, 2 lights, and a small tripod. Folds up smaller than a briefcase. My pictures improved big time using one.
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