CalDave, welcome to AAPK. I have the same knife you're describing in both the standard model and also one with the 1st Year shield. (marking the first anniversary of Canal Street production) Although I do have boxes and paperwork for most of my Canal Street knives, the knives are stored in display cases, while the boxes and paperwork are tucked away in plastic tubs so it would take me a couple of hours to dig out the paperwork on those two knives. I do believe you are correct that those knives were some of the earlier ones produced by Canal Street, and the fact that they used that pattern as one to bear the 1st Year shield confirms that. As to whether they were assembled from parts produced at Queen, I cannot say. It has been my observation that many of the Canal Street knives that do not have a serial number on the bolster were sold as factory seconds and did not come with the usual paperwork and warranty paper in the box.
The member who worked at Canal Street was ea42. He could tell you a lot more than me about all things Canal Street.
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