Canastota knife

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Canastota knife

Postby aplejac » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:52 pm

[image][/image]I have a Canastota knife given to be by my grandfather 50 years ago, and i cannot find out anything about it other than it was made between 1875-1895. i would appreciate any info as to value and rarity.

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Re: Canastota knife

Postby Doc B » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 pm

Welcome to AAPK. I'm sure folks will want to see some pictures, to help you out.
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Re: Canastota knife

Postby Doc B » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:18 am

Here is a link, there are a couple of threads, depending on your device... The first 3 threads...under "Topics"
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Re: Canastota knife

Postby knifegnome » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:46 am

Canastota is located in Madison County in Central New york.William Hurlbut was President,GA Forbes Vice President.They opened in January of 1875 one year after most of the village buildings on Canal St. and Petersboro St burned to the ground.In 1878 they employed 70 men and produced 50 dozen knives a day,they offered 740 different styles of knives.They frequently closed for weeks or months because of strikes or machine breakdowns or unfavorable tariffs.They made knives for other companies such as Howard knife Co.They are high quality and rare knives.I grew up about 20 miles from Canastota,which is why I collect them.

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Re: Canastota knife

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 am

Welcome to AAPK.

Per Goins’ Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings Canastota Knife Co. N.Y. c 1875-1895 Incorporated in 1874, began manufacture of pocket knives in 1875. Went out of business in 1895. The marking “C.K. Co. Canastota N.Y.” was used on many of their knives.

A search of this forum for “Canastota” will find more info and examples of their knives. The search function hare can be found under Quicklinks. Scroll down to “search” and click on it.

Would really like to see a picture of yours!

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Re: Canastota knife

Postby aplejac » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:37 pm

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Pictures of my Canastota knife. Any info and value would be appreciated.

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Re: Canastota knife

Postby peanut740 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:49 pm

Info has been pretty much answered above.Has to value,not much,that knife has seen a lot of use.
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Re: Canastota knife

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:59 pm

Since the knife belonged to your grandfather, the value to you or someone in your family is priceless. However to a collector, as Roger said the knife has little value. In knife collecting, condition is paramount. Your grandfather obviously liked the knife a lot and about used it up. Which for sentimental purposes is great because it has his mark in the scars and use it bears, which he put on it. ::tu::

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