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OK. This is a 2-blade pocket I picked up years ago. Pretty decent quality. At first I thought Golden Rule, but the stamp isn't the same. As you can see, it advertises a business in Gowanda, NY. The tang stamp, which I tried to get as clear a pic as possible of, LOOKS like "GOO" or GCC," Gowanda, NY. Can anyone help at all? Can't find reference one to this mark. Thanks in advance.

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Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said:

Not having any luck so far...so hard to tell with that stamp. Even tried some photo filters to try to enhance the stamp a bit. Nope.

Sorry; pic was the best I could do

I have looked & looked & can't find anything more than the C. Platts and Schatt & Morgan making cutlery in Gowanda, N.Y.. I dd find verification of a QCCC stamp .. but .. it's a G not a Q & it was after S&M had moved to Titusville.

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I also checked "Levine's Guide to Knives" & "The Standard Knife Collector's Guide" by Roy Ritchie & Ron Stewart .. to no avail.

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It's the GCCC that has me stumped. I am unable to find anything on the net that matches or helps. If you do find an answer .. I'm Interested ..as.. it's now driving me to distraction (in a good way).
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D ale

I think it is G.C.CO.
Gutmann Cutlery Co.
Louis said:

Thanks, but what would the GCCC stand for? The only Gutmanns I've seen used the Guttmann name...

I did find a GCCO stamping that is attributed to Gutmann ..but.. not sure the time frame fits up. i.e. Gutmann was in business from '47 ~ '97 ...and... was there a knife manufacturer active in Gowanda, N.Y. during that period of time ?

Link to discussion Re: the last pic is HERE.

SO0o .. Jan is absolutely correct on the G.C.CO. being Gutmann.
But, I don't know what manufacturer was active in Gowanda, N.Y. post 1946.
However ... if it was private labeled .. (SFO) .. one can get anything one wants stamped on the tang.



Jan Carter said:

I think it is G.C.CO.
Gutmann Cutlery Co.
Louis said:

Thanks, but what would the GCCC stand for? The only Gutmanns I've seen used the Guttmann name...



D ale said:

I did find a GCCO stamping that is attributed to Gutmann ..but.. not sure the time frame fits up. i.e. Gutmann was in business from '47 ~ '97 ...and... was there a knife manufacturer active in Gowanda, N.Y. during that period of time ?

Link to discussion Re: the last pic is HERE.

SO0o .. Jan is absolutely correct on the G.C.CO. being Gutmann.
But, I don't know what manufacturer was active in Gowanda, N.Y. post 1946.
However ... if it was private labeled .. (SFO) .. one can get anything one wants stamped on the tang.



Jan Carter said:

I think it is G.C.CO.
Gutmann Cutlery Co.
Louis said:

Thanks, but what would the GCCC stand for? The only Gutmanns I've seen used the Guttmann name...

This si too early to be Gutmann based on the above. Guess it was a private label deal

I'd bet the knife was made by Gutman for the company that is represented on the scale. I'd hazard to guess that the tang originally read GCCO but the O has worn down over years from use.

Too early for Guttman

Gutman was not a knife maker per se. Gutman was a knife importer located in New York, having knives made to his specs first in Soligen and then later in Japan. Hi knives had the G.C. CO stamp with a country location. The tang stamp did vary over time. These knives were of similar quality to Colonial/Imperial knives of the same time period.

Gutman big claim to fame was when became sole US importer of quality Punma knives from Germany. I guess he was kind of like the Jim Frost of the 1950s and 1960s.

Thought the celluloid picture knives were limited to the 20s, though...

What company is being advertised and why is it assumed the knife predates 1947? It looks very much like a post war ad knife.
The only knife makers I know that were active in Gowanda NY were C. Platts ( maker of early Case & Son knives), Schatt & Morgan, and Gowanda Agricultural Macinery Works. None of these have a GCCC tang
Just came across this: Goins refers to a "G.C.Co Gowanda NY" mark used on a picture handle knife from the early 20th century. Also refers to a Gutmann knife from Italy....same markings.

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