Canal Street Co-op 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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Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:19 pm

Canal Street is going to be making knives again....for Red Hill Cutlery!

Whoooo...Hoooo

https://redhillcutlery.com/rebirth-of-c ... -quantity/

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby paddlindan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:18 am

Thank you for the heads up on the restart of CSC knives!

While my collection of them is meager, (a few Pinches, a few Cannitlers, a Squeeze, a Swell Center Jack, a Stockman, and a fixed blade) I consider them to be among the best knives I own.

With the Co-op restarting, I had to put my money where my heart is, so I pre-ordered a chestnut Pinch. Overpriced? Maybe, but my way of supporting fine American craftsmanship and a worthwhile endeavor.

Here is to hoping Mr. Gardiner and his cutlers are successful!

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby philco » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:41 am

Based on the initial details, I suspect these new Canal Street knives will be among the rarest modern knives on the market. I won't be able to buy them all, but I'm gonna buy all I can.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:31 pm

As you can see they are sold out on most already and the dang things aren't even completed.

I set up with Red Hill to be notified of all Canal Street Co-op knives....I am going to try to buy one of everything....sad thing is I have already missed out on the initial offerings...

I called Wally and gave him a hard time about this...I would have thought a little heads up would have been in order....He is busier than a One-Eyed Dog in a Meat Market...lol

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby KAW » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 am

Are they still making them in Ellenville?
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:51 pm

Since it is a Co-op, the Knife Makers are sort of displaced all over.

From what Wally has told me, there are several Cutlers that he has enlisted to produce knives. They are actually making the knives in their home shops. I know for sure there is one Master Cutler located in Maine and also a Cutler in NY (Middletown Area). He is also interviewing some other cutlers as well.

Wally is the only true employee of the Canal Street Co-op.

I assure you Wally isn't just hiring anyone, he is hiring professionals and these knives will be top notch. I wish that my Uncle Harold was going to be one of these elite cutlers, however, he has too much on his plate already to take on a project of this nature!

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Good info Tom, thanks for sharing. I have a stag one coming, high hopes. I have always liked CSC, the Pinch being an all time favorite.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 pm

I agree with you on the Pinch lock Back...I have almost one of every one that Canal Street produced, even the AG Russel, Moore Maker and Red Hill Cutlery specific ones.

I also have a set of 13 different handled Pinches and that set contains 3 of each handle material. What is unique about the set (A set that I put together) is that it contains a pinch lock back with a stock bolster, a factory engraved bolster and a Hand Engraved bolster by a famous Gun Engraver.

It's really a nice set.

My next two favorites are the English Barlow and the Boy's knives

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby boykinlp » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:34 am

Chase wrote:I agree with you on the Pinch lock Back...I have almost one of every one that Canal Street produced, even the AG Russel, Moore Maker and Red Hill Cutlery specific ones.

I also have a set of 13 different handled Pinches and that set contains 3 of each handle material. What is unique about the set (A set that I put together) is that it contains a pinch lock back with a stock bolster, a factory engraved bolster and a Hand Engraved bolster by a famous Gun Engraver.

It's really a nice set.

My next two favorites are the English Barlow and the Boy's knives

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Sounds like quite a set, Tom. I would love to see the hand engraved bolstered knife and who is the famous gun engraver?
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Here is a poor quality picture of the set I was referring too.

I am going outside now to see if I can get a better quality picture now.

The Famous engraver is Mr. Robert Burt, he did a lot of Engraving for COLT

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby philco » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:29 pm

Tom that's quite an impressive display ! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:06 pm

Thank you Phil!

I have removed them from that display and now have them displayed in a glass cabinet.

Here is a picture of the 3 Pinch Lock Backs, plain Bolster, Factory etching and the BURT Engraving

Then a close up of the BURT Engraving

Cell phone pictures...still not the greatest.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:09 pm

Here is the close up view of the BURT Engraving
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:02 pm

The BURT bolster engraving certainly adds to the knife - especially with the black buffalo handles.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby glennbad » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:24 am

I had read elsewhere that Eric is one of the cutlers that will be working on these. I felt that his hand in the late days of CSC was the reason for the improvement in the quality of QC. I'm glad he will be involved.


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