Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

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Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by stockman » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:58 pm

Old 4" Gun Boat Relic. Worn out knife that I could not let lay in the Junk Store. It has very little value, but for some reason I wanted it.

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:03 pm

stockman wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Old 4" Gun Boat Relic. Worn out knife that I could not let lay in the Junk Store. It has very little value, but for some reason I wanted it.

Harold
I know what you mean, an old knife with an obscure tang stamp. Great pick up! Been there done that many times.
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by steve99f » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:10 pm

I would have bought that one too. A nice old survivor. ::tu::
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by peanut740 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:33 pm

Harold, that was a good rescue. ::tu::
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Post by XX Case XX » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:41 pm

steve99f wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:10 pm
I would have bought that one too.
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by cody6268 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:12 am

I really like obscure brands. One, not everyone has them (and around here, everyone's either a Case collector or a Boker collector). Two, they're in rather low demand, meaning they are never faked.

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by cbfd » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:01 am

I don`t think I would have passed that Gunboat up either,A lot of Kane Cutlery Co. knives were made by Case Bros.

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:26 am

Nice snag Harold! ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by herbva » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:13 pm

I wouldn't have thought twice about rescuing that beauty! The original Kane Cutlery (not the modern Parker revival) operated from 1910 to 1916, so that beauty is at least 103 years old (if my math is correct). ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by stockman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Thanks for the nice comments on the old knife.

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:14 pm

Was Kane Cutlery a manufacturer or a brand name used by Case ?
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:06 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Was Kane Cutlery a manufacturer or a brand name used by Case ?
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Not a brand name used by Case, although Case Brothers did own it for a time (less than two years) in late 1906 to mid-1908 before selling it to a group of investors.
Kane had a factory and produced knives in Kane, PA which is just a few miles from Bradford, PA and Little Valley, NY. During its short existence Kane Cutlery apparently had continual financial struggles and at least three or four different ownership groups.

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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks Ken. And people need to realize that the knives marked Kane Kutlery/Germany are from 1980's ? and nothing to do with the real Kane Cutlery.
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Re: Kane Cutlery/Co/Kane PA

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:38 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Thanks Ken. And people need to realize that the knives marked Kane Kutlery/Germany are from 1980's ? and nothing to do with the real Kane Cutlery.
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Correct. I think maybe those from Germany were another of Parker's deals.

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