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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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Airborne 1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:24 am

Has any one spoke with Eric about the hold up ,@ea42,just curious ?
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:58 pm

I have seen Erics name at the bottom of the forum often. This is "the straw that broke the camels back" for me. I have tried to like CSC over the years, but I guess there is a reason they are out of business, and the Co-Op can't produce a small number of knives in a timely fashion.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Airborne 1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:18 pm

I sent Eric a e-mail about it a few min. ago. We'll see how that goes .Robin at RHC and I are on a 1st name bases now. she's as in the dark as we are . Maybe the knife will be very very well done and worth the wait. ::shrug:: Thats my storey and I'm sticking to it ! ::skeptic::
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:50 pm

I like Eric and think he is a great craftsman, I just had higher hopes for the Co-Op.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:01 pm

Feel free to cancel the order with Red Hill....I am sure there are plenty of folks standing in line to receive one of these knives...I am....lol

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby KAW » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:02 pm

Montanaman wrote:I have seen Erics name at the bottom of the forum often. This is "the straw that broke the camels back" for me. I have tried to like CSC over the years, but I guess there is a reason they are out of business, and the Co-Op can't produce a small number of knives in a timely fashion.

Eric is only one of the cutlers in the co-op & may not even be involved with the pattern in question... nor may he even be aware of his name being mentioned in this thread. The only definite person to know the answer is Walter Gardiner... head of the co-op, who is running the whole shebang...
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby boykinlp » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:45 am

FYI, Red Hill Cutlery has 2 new CSC knives available for order. I think there will be 25 of each made.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Schradenut » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:41 am

Reading most of the threads posted and the pics supplied, i am perplexed that the tang stamp didn't change with the involvement of Red Hill Cutlery.

I was imagining that the tang stamp would read "Canal Street Cutlery Co. Co-Op". As it is, the tang stamps are the same as when they were at Canal Street. My thoughts were that the tang stamp would reflect the new vernture and give us a "Co-Op" in the stamp and differentiate between the knives made in the two different cutlery shops.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby philco » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:28 am

Head's up folks. Red Hill has two more Co-op knives available for preorder. Get em while you can.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Sasquach » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm

I'm going to have to get out of my cave more often. I was unaware that the Canal Street Coop was attempting a comeback until a fellow member brought it up in a discussion of canittlers on the canoe thread. Thank you RalphAlsip for waking me up. I tend to over-hibernate sometimes! ::rotflol:: I think this is great even if the number of knives produced is small. Having another source of quality American made knives is a big deal. I hope they decide to offer the canittler pattern. ::tu::

I would love to see Queen reemerge as well. I had a short email conversation with Ken Daniels and he didn't offer much hope.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby glennbad » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:46 pm

I saw an update on the stag knives today.


Production Update:
Canal Street Stag Boy's Knife
We pre-sold these earlier this year. If you pre-ordered one we are sorry for the inconvenience and elongated wait. If all goes right, all pre-orders on these should be filled by end of December.
We thank you for your patience

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby boykinlp » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:11 pm

glennbad wrote:I saw an update on the stag knives today.


Production Update:
Canal Street Stag Boy's Knife
We pre-sold these earlier this year. If you pre-ordered one we are sorry for the inconvenience and elongated wait. If all goes right, all pre-orders on these should be filled by end of December.
We thank you for your patience

It is nice that RHC sent this out. It would have been even better a couple of months ago though. But, like I have said before, getting a quality made knife is the main objective. I would rather have that with delays than a piece of junk made quickly.
Now, some WIP from Eric would be icing on the cake! Sounds like they are heading in the right direction anyway.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 pm

Just had a nice conversation with Josh, looking forward to the knife.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby S2K » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:53 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:Here are pictures of the Canal Street Co-op Pinch Lockback Wildebeest knife I received today. I believe it is the knife at the top of pile in the picture that Red Hill posted on Facebook that is shown earlier in this thread.

The Wildebeest handles are gorgeous! ::tu:: ::tu:: The fit and finish of the handles and the places where bone meets bolster, etc., are smooth with no snags. The knife opens smoothly and locks up tight with a reassuring snap. It snaps closed. The blade is super sharp. In short, if you were familiar with products produced by Canal Street Cutlery between approximately 2005 and 2015 my experience with this one sample makes it seem like the Canal Street Co-op knives are pretty much carrying forward the same tradition of well-made knives. Congratulations to Wally and the members of the Co-op on their relaunch. ::clapping::

My one minor complaint is the pile side tang has a spot that seems like it wasn't polished completely (see picture below). I've rubbed it with a chamois without much effect. I might try something more aggressive like a pencil lead tomorrow.

For comparison, I included a comparison picture of a circa 2012 Canal Street Pinch Lockback handled in black water buffalo horn. I have often carried this knife. One difference I noticed is how the handle pins on the older knife are polished smooth and flat to the bolster vs. the spun(?) pins on the newer knife. I likely won't be carrying the Wildebeest since it is about 3 time the cost of the black buffalo horn. :)

I really hope to see the Squeeze lockback and the Cannitler make a comeback in a nice handle material like the Wildebeest.


Ralph, your WB is achingly beautiful. Congrats!

Philco, frequently check the New Posts link. That's how I found out. I've got a red flannel micarta pinch lockback on order, and there are ten more in stock.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby kennedy knives » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:52 pm

Got word there shipping the Flannel Pinch Lock back ::tu::


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