Unusual Old Ulster

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Unusual Old Ulster

Postby JohnR » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:06 pm

Sometimes the Ebay gods smile on you and you can snag a great knife as a just listed Buy It Now, this happened the other day with this Ulster balloon jack.

Got it today and other than some age corrosion and a small pin crack it is in amazing condition, I would say unused. Still has a strong blade etch, says Tredway's Wizard Hand Hammered. 3 5/8, single spring, amazing construction with no blade rub and great snaps. Tang stamp is Ulster Knife Co. NY

Anyone have any idea when this one dates from or what or who TredWay's was?
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:10 pm

Very nice John! Unusual combo with the pen and spear. ::tu::
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby Duffer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:17 pm

Very nice John ::tu:: it has a lot going for it! Lloyd

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby btrwtr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:20 pm

Awesome knife!
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby tongueriver » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:25 pm

btrwtr wrote:Awesome knife!

X2! ::tu:: I would have been all over that one.
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby Duffer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:29 pm

John I just did a quick search on google and apparently Treadway was a hardware company in Dubuque Iowa and Wizard was one of their markings. They were in business in one form or another from around 1853 to 1987. Great Find ::nod:: Lloyd

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby stockman » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:39 pm

That is a "GOOD" one!!

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby JohnR » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:56 pm

Wow, thanks guys for the comments and thank you Lloyd for digging up the info on Tredway, much appreciated.

Did I get the pattern name correct, balloon? Kind of unusual with serpentine shape on the blade side and swell center on the back spring side.

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby peanut740 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:09 am

John you hit a home run with that one! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby djknife13 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:43 am

Wow, nice knife. ___Dave

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby FRJ » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:09 am

That's a very nice knife. ::tu::
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby thegreedygulo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:29 am

KILLER knife; I like everything about it! ::tu::
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby Colonel26 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:32 am

That's a nice one!
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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:59 am

That's the kind of find that keeps us looking. ::tu::

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Re: Unusual Old Ulster

Postby ea42 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:04 am

John that is fantastic! You REALLY lucked out on that, hardly ever see them come up in that condition. I believe what you have there is a Norfolk pattern, and an incredible one at that. You defined it perfectly with your description. I believe doing it this way gives a bit more room for a wider blade since the hump above the center pin is far less pronounced when compared to a straight serpentine. A balloon pattern would be swelled on the front edge as well as the back. Congrats!!!!

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