Tuna Valley still alive!

The Tuna Valley Cutlery Company was an old Pennsylvania brand that was resurrected by Perry Miller in 2007. Perry had several patterns produced by GEC under this name in the later 2000s. In 2012, Daniels Family Knives purchased the Tuna Valley Cutlery name & working stock. Production has since resumed under the direction of Ken Daniels (co-founder of Great Eastern Cutlery) and his son Ryan Daniels.
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Rookie wrote:The new Tuna pattern ad is on the Daniels website. Releasing in July! Swayback wharncliff style called the "Phoenix Jack"

http://danielsfamilyknifebrands.com/

Glad to see this. Would you happen to know the closed length?

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Postby Rookie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:31 am

Under the 2019 Tuna gallery, it has the length listed at 3 5/8 inches closed.
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Postby RalphAlsip » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:39 pm

Thank you. I found it. For those interested in reading the text, you will probably need to enlarge the picture by clicking on it. http://danielsfamilyknifebrands.com/tuna2019/. It is pretty much the same information as before (date, quantity, steel, etc.) but does include the length of 3 5/8 on this image.

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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby 1967redrider » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm

I took some pictures of the 2012 ones I have, they are really gorgeously made knives. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Postby Rookie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:59 pm

Awesome RedRider, I love the stag on those. And that dimpled bolster redbone is one I'm still on the hunt for. They don't come up for sale very often.
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Postby 1967redrider » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Rookie wrote:Awesome RedRider, I love the stag on those. And that dimpled bolster redbone is one I'm still on the hunt for. They don't come up for sale very often.


Thanks! ::handshake::

I wasn't initially wild about the dimpled bolster look but it actually looks better to me after it has a little age (patina?) on it. ::tu::
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:28 pm

Found this posted on the Daniels website-
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby tunefink » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:46 pm

Has anyone seen the new model in the wild yet??

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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby RalphAlsip » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:09 pm

It looks like the release date is now end of September 2019. Don't know why it moved from mid-July.

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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby 1967redrider » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:13 am

Yeah, from July 20th to September 31st. (insert thumb twittling emoji here)
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Postby Rookie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:59 pm

I went to the Kentucky knife show this past weekend, and got to see the 1 piece proto of this Phoenix Jack pattern. I really like the size and weight to the knife, with heavy thick slabs of stag. In talking with Ryan Daniels, he said that the blades are being ground now, and finishing touches put on, but it was taking longer than his original estimate, so he had to push the date out a bit.

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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby 1967redrider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Now hooooooooooooold on there just a minute . . . aren't there only 30 days in September? ::hmm::
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby Rookie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:40 pm

:) I'll send him an email to have it corrected. Good catch!
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby peanut740 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:46 pm

Ryan uses a different calendar.
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Re: Tuna Valley still alive!

Postby 1967redrider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:49 pm

peanut740 wrote:Ryan uses a different calendar.


That made me giggle. :lol: Poor Ryan.
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