Tuna Valley Knives list

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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Tuna Valley Knives list

Post by Rookie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:24 pm

Is there a list of all the Tuna Valley knives that have been made. Since they are fairly young, I think they only made 1 pattern in 2007, I was curious how many different knives were made each year. I haven't found a website that has them all together. Thanks.

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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:37 am

H'mmm, 5 years and no reply. Maybe emailing this question to the Daniels would result in a list of Tuna Valley knives made so far.
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Post by Rookie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:09 pm

Yeah, in the last 5 years I've spoken with them quite a few times at knife shows, and email, and I have a pretty good idea now of what has been made. Except for prototypes and 1-piece gift knives. Those remain a mystery. It's hard to say when or how many of those were made.
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:04 pm

Would you mind making up a list of Tuna Valley knives and posting it here ? Even if incomplete it would be a great help to all who are interested in T.V. knives. If you emailed it to the Daniels they might be willing to fill in any you have missed.
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Post by Rookie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:11 pm

Sure, here is what I know. If anyone can add in any more, it is appreciated.

1906
-3 different small purse knife patterns made, all with pearl handles. Made in Germany, imported and and sold by Case. Believed 600 of each pattern were made, although only a handful of knives are known to still exist.

2007
-Scout Trapper, 3 prototypes with 3 handle materials, 1 of each. Abalone, mammoth ivory, burnt stag. All made by GEC

2009
-Scout Trapper, burnt stag, 150 pieces, made by GEC

2010
-Cigar Stockman, burnt stag, cherry wood, redbone, 100 of each. Made by GEC

2011
-no knives were made in 2011

2012
-Cigar Stockman (leftover wood or bone knives from 2010 that did not sell were revised to include dimpled bolsters). 35 redbone made, 50 cherry.
-Cigar Stockman (leftover stag knives from 2010 that did not sell, were revised to include Oiseau Metal Arts engraving on bolsters). 15 made.
-Lockback trapper with spear blade. 40 with amber stag. 50 with burnt stag and Oiseau bolster engraving. 1 with amber stag and Oiseau bolster engraving, given away as a gift. All made by GEC.
-Lockback trapper with clip blade. 50 with burnt stag. 40 with amber stag. 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving. All made by GEC.
-Swing Guard, burnt stag, 50 pieces. made by Queen Cutlery.
-Dagger Lockback, ebony wood, 50 pieces, made by Queen Cutlery.
-Cotton King, 25 in burnt stag, 30 in amber stag, 50 in ebony wood, 13 in mammoth ivory with Oiseau bolster engraving. All made by GEC.
-Sunfish Whittler, 35 in burnt stag, 35 in amber stag, 7 in burnt stag with Oiseau bolster engraving, 7 in amber stag with Oiseau bolster engraving. All made by Queen Cutlery.

2013 (all made by Queen Cutlery)
-Swell Center Moose. 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Sweybelly Trapper, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Large Coke Bottle, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag.
-Tadpole, 125 burnt stag, 50 amber stag.

2014 (all made by Queen Cutlery)
-Gunstock Jack. 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Tadpole, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Scout Knife, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag.
-Fish Scaler Knife, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn.

2015 (all made by Queen Cutlery)
-Railsplitter, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Scout Knife, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Muskrat, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Gunstock Jack, 10 pieces in "TimeKeeper" handle series by Garrett Finney.

2016 (all made by Queen Cutlery)
-Scout Knife, 8 pieces in "Timekeeper" handle
-Swell Center Moose, 2 pieces in "Timekeeper" handle"
-Easy Open Teardrop, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving, 25 in "Timekeeper".
-Carpenter Whittler, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Cattleman Stockman, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn.

2017 (all made by Queen Cutlery)
-Cattleman Stockman, 25 with mammoth ivory and Oiseau bolster engraving.
-Carpenter Whittler, 25 in "Timekeeper" handle.
-John Henry Express Auto, 1 piece in combination pearl/shockwood, 2 pieces made in mammoth ivory. All with Damascus blades.
-Humpback Whittler, 50 burnt stag, 50 amber stag, 25 buffalo horn.
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Post by Rookie » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:15 pm

Also, important to note. There are quite a few of Tuna Valley knives that carry the "EDC" blade etching on them. These are knives that were made, but did not pass inspection. The knives were good enough to sell as "users", but do not come with a COA, and are not counted towards the total numbers in my previous post.

Also, there seems to be many prototype runs of each pattern made, with 1 or more handle materials, that also do come with a COA stating that it is a prototype knife. Quantities on these prototype runs are usually 3-7 pieces.
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Re: Tuna Valley Knives list

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:43 pm

WOW ! Fantastic list, even if not quite 100% complete i'm sure you have most of the knives, meaning if not all, then nearly all.
Thank you. I hope word gets out about this thread.
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Re: Tuna Valley Knives list

Post by deo-pa » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:22 am

There are a ton of Tuna Valley photos in this post so you can see exactly what these beauties look like. (Includes a photo of one of the 1906 originals.): (viewtopic.php?f=84&t=46857)

Also, there is more information on this topic in this 2015 iKnife Collector post: http://iknifecollector.com/group/daniel ... ction-list

It looks like Rookie has resolved some of the open questions from the iKnife discussions.

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