Some rare and unique CSC knives

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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Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 pm

I would like to show some Canal street knives that are either very scarce or 1of1. This swing guard was made in very low numbers with a walden etch. I don't remember exactly the handle material but it looks like burl. Maybe Eric will remember.
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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby Chase » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:42 am

Ohhh my"......

Jay,

That is OUTSTANDING....... I would love to have that one in my Canal Street Corner....

Not that you are considering getting rid of it, BUT, if you ever decide to send her on her way, PLEASE let me know first!

Thank you for sharing that
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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:07 am

Thanks Tom, you would be first on the list.

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby ea42 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:34 am

Jay, that was an exotic wood but I can't recall what it was at the moment. That's about as rare as they get buddy, only a handful made and never let out into the open market. Even more stunning is the fact that you have that one, likely the only one done in wood. All the others were done in bone. Beautiful!

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Thanx Eric and Tom. This came out of the safe at the bottom of the stairs. You know the one Wally lost the combo too. Lol. Thank god for Harold. He had the foresight to write it down. There were some real treasures in that safe. I'm going to post some knives because I really miss the shop. Still can't believe its closed. Hopefully these knives and the stories that go with them will help. I know you guys feel the same. I'll put another one up tonight.
Jay

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby stagman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:28 pm

Phil is gonna have to be restrained when he sees this knife................
easy Phil...we are here to help comfort ya bud......lol

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:13 pm

stagman, did you post in the correct thread ?
Your link is to recently made Marbles knives for sale. Nothing to do with CSC knives.
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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:38 am

Anyone that would visit the knife shop would eventually make their way up stair through the shop and to Wally's office in the back. Wally had a big table in the middle of the office and with a quick scan you would be able to tell what was in the works. This is where all his latest samples, prototypes, concept knives and projects were hanging out. If you really wanted a glimpse into the future you could look on Harold's work bench and try to see what he was working on. And if you wanted to travel in time you could try and figure out what Dave S. Was doing. Not easy, he was usually not working on a knife, best I could tell he was working on tooling for a knife no one thought of yet. He really was that smart. One of the knives sitting and marinating on Wally's table was this one. Truly one of a kind. Handles are alligator skin. Engraved in the guard under the scrolling is 000. Sorry Tom, someone had to get it.
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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby stagman » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:46 am

The link is my AAPK store...and I am speaking of Philco
and his passion for CSC....whats the problem ???

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Sorry Will. I misunderstood. I thought the link was part of your post and showed a knife Philco would really like.
I should make sure i am fully awake before i post. Please accept my apology.
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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby ea42 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Jay that's a new one on me, never saw that one at the shop, Wally must have kept it well hidden lol. What a beauty!! First time I've seen alligator on a knife handle, and it looks GOOD. I always liked the scroll work they did on those knives, wish they'd have done it more often, it really dresses it up.

I think Harold tried armadillo on a couple of knives at one time, turned out to be a real pain to deal with, so he ended it with two. He had a couple of spare pieces laying on his bench for years as a reminder.

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:51 pm

Eric, I have a knife in impala horn. Is that the stuff your thinking of???? I was going to ask you who did the work on the blade. What is that called? Only know one guy who does stuff like that. I will find out though. That is the only knife with alligator. He did not make a second or a sample.

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby Chase » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Eric/Jay,

I too have a knife done in the Alligator skin....ha ha ha ::sotb::

I think it is a swing-guard, or maybe a drop point... but I will have to look again when I get home. In fact, Uncle Harold has the actual hide that was used minus the piece he used to make the knife handles. I know because I ended up taking the box it was in to my house (he put it in my truck with some other items he passed on to me) and he didn't realize it. I obviously returned that box to him...LOL

I will post a picture of the one I have as soon as I get the opportunity!

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Tom, you been hiding a swing guard in alligator hide!! Now I don't feel so bad. Lol don't know how you got that passed me. Do share.

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Re: Some rare and unique CSC knives

Postby ea42 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:11 pm

JAMESC41001 wrote:Eric, I have a knife in impala horn. Is that the stuff your thinking of???? I was going to ask you who did the work on the blade. What is that called? Only know one guy who does stuff like that. I will find out though. That is the only knife with alligator. He did not make a second or a sample.


Jay we did a some knives in impala, what I saw was definitely armadillo, I might even have some around here somewhere. That swirling was called engine turning or something to that effect, most likely it was Harold who did that. Very cool.

Eric


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