Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

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Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:49 am

Old Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. knives are highly collectable and have been for many years. I could not find a specific thread dedicated to their knives here in Knife Lore. I will start off with some knives made by them and if you have any post pictures here. I would also like to see any ephemera or other knife related items made by this company.

Here is a brief history of the company compiled by John Goins:

"C. 1886-1963 Founded by John B.F. champlin and ran by members of the Champlin family during the entire existence of the company. The firm was originally called J.B.F. Champlin, founded in 1880 as a jobbing firm. Tint Champlin joined the firm in 1882, and the name became J.B.F. Champlin & Son.

In 1886, Champlin`s brother-in-laws, the four Case Brothers, W.R., John D., Jean, and Andrew became members of the firm, and the name was changed to the Cattaraugus Cutlery Company. Cattaraugus became a manufacturing concern about 1890, when they purchased the tools and equipment from the defunct Beaver falls cutlery company. Cattaraugus made an excellent quality knife, many patterns are avidly sought by today`s collector.

In the early 1970`s, old parts were used to make completed knives using the old marking."
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:24 am

This interesting box of razor strops sold on Ebay this past week for $315.00 or so.
It had five of the original six strops.
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Post by Ramrod » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:34 am

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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by ozzie marie » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:57 am

Here's a Cattaraugus (Salesman Sample?) Letter Opener ::nod::

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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Jacknifeben » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:49 pm

HERE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, I HAVE MORE IN MY GALLERY
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Some nice stuff showing up here ::nod::

Keith, I like that letter opener ::tu::

Here is a late model knife box.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:09 pm

There is a "CATTARAUGUS CUTLERY CO. / LITTLE VALLEY, NEW YORK" print block on ebay right now. Looks like a return address.

Wrong forum to announce that I know, but thought someone might be interested. So I'll not post a link. Easily found by search.

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Post by FRJ » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:15 pm

I got a nice old Catt recently. It's my first one.
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Post by orvet » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:43 pm

Nice Joe. ::tu::
I love those ebony jacks!

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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:47 pm

Nice find Joe ::tu::

Here is an old Catt straight razor :)
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Post by Rupe » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:23 pm

My only Cattaraugus. These pics were taken right after I brought it home. I've cleaned it up a bit but nothing that would wreck it. I'll get some better pics when I can.

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Post by Miller Bro's » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:24 pm

Here is my King of The Woods folding hunter...............
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by cattaraugus57 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:17 pm

a few of mine
the brown razor is JBF Champlin ::tu::
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:02 pm

Nice stuff Bill ::tu::

I like that little pearl swell center pen knife 8)
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Re: Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley N.Y. 1886-1963

Post by danno50 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:12 am

Got this one a month or so ago, my first and only Cattaraugus
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