Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

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Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by almyjmoore » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:36 am

I got this Wallkill River knife today at a yard sale. I had never heard of that company so I checked the internet to get what information I could. Pretty much all I could find out was that the knives were widely counterfeited. This one looks original and I don't see why someone would alter a knife then sell it for one dollar. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Al
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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 am

Certainly not a fake. It is a heavily used all original and fairly rare knife.
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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by KleenCut61 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:16 am

Knife Looks Legit . I so no alterations well aged and the Blades a Stamped correct , My quess is Ebony Handles showing there age ,, Really nice find , ::tu:: Thanks for showing .circa 1920-1931 , Trade mark used by New York Knife Co . There Second Line of lesser Quality , Since The NYK co were phenominal . Wallkill River are very good , K.C. And rare :D

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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by almyjmoore » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:29 am

Thanks for the help. Al

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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by FRJ » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:12 am

Here's a couple of Wallkills. The equal end is 3 5/16" closed.
They are mighty fine knives for second fiddle.
Probably didn't have the polish and the better covers.
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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by TripleF » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:34 am

Got this one the other day.....
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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by knife7knut » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Nice knives posted by all. I was always fascinated by the name,"Wallkill" and I remember reading somewhere that the suffix,"kill" was another name for "river"(I think it was Dutch from the early settlers of New York).There are several towns in upstate New York that end in this;i.e.: Peekskill;Fishkill;Walkill;etc.
It would seem to me that the name Wallkill River is a bit of a redundancy.Just sayin'
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Re: Wallkill River knife Walden, NY

Post by btrwtr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:34 am

I've never heard or noticed that Wallkill River Works branded knives were widely counterfeited. Yes, I've seen some but no more than the next comparable brand. Far more Case, Remington, Keen Kutter, etc. fakes since those are the knives being collected, bringing high dollars and thus counterfeited.
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