One Catt In The Pile

The Cattaraugus Cutlery Company was started by John Champlin and his son Tint in 1882. It was first incorporated under the name J.B.F. Champlin and Son as a wholesale distribution company based in Little Valley, New York. The business proved to be a successful endeavor, and it soon branched into a knife production company named Cattaraugus.
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One Catt In The Pile

Post by KLJ77 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:27 am

Picked up a 'lot' of knives at an online estate sale. Only had one Catt (22762) in the bunch. I don't know anything about Catts, so in my ignorance, I don't believe this is anything special. Just another Catt to share with those 'in the know'.
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Re: One Catt In The Pile

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:57 am

KLJ77 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:27 am
Picked.....
Nice acquisition LJ. ::tu::
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Re: One Catt In The Pile

Post by FRJ » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:37 am

Cattaraugus knives are always special.
A great early history and fine knives.

You've got a good packer there. ::tu::
KLJ77 wrote:
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I don't know anything about Catts, so in my ignorance, I don't believe this is anything special.

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Re: One Catt In The Pile

Post by cody6268 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:05 am

Nice! Catts can be expensive, even in pretty rough shape. That one is definitely in better shape than my own, a Jack.

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Re: One Catt In The Pile

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:13 am

From the turn of the 20th century until WWII there was no factory-made knife better than a Cattaraugus. When I started collecting they were highly sought after by collectors. They still are. Like Joe says, Cattaraugus knives are always special, and the company history is too.

Nice find! ::tu::

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Re: One Catt In The Pile

Post by KLJ77 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:48 am

Thank you all for your insight and comments. It appears I do have a pretty nice knife.
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