mytwobobos wrote:Just wondering if I got the number right, they’re pretty worn. Also does anyone know what year it may be and what those scales are called, they’re absolutely stunning. Wondering why they didn’t use them more often. Thanks!
Cattaraugus numbering system:
1st number= number of blades
2nd number= number and placement of bolsters
3rd and 4th numbers = pattern number
5th number = handle material
So, as far as your number. 22784.
2 is correct for number of blades
2 is correct for bolsters
4 is ccorrect for celluloid handles
78 is listed as pen/butterbean
This information is from "Cattaraugus Cutlery Co." By Roy Ritchie and Ron Stewart.
I hope I didn't confuse.