JBF Champlin Cutlery

JBF Champlin was a pioneer in the cutlery industry over a hundred years ago and we are trying to keep up the great tradition of his work.

Website: http://www.jbfchamplin.com/
Location: The good old USA
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2018

Group is moving

This group will be deactivated on July 4, 2014. As I begin to set us up for transitioning to the new format our provider is offering, we will lessen the amount of groups that we host and those that are not showing activity regrettably will be the ones that need to be deactivated. Thank you for the posting. Not wanting to lose the information in this group it will be transitioned to http://www.iknifecollector.com/group/odds-ends Box Full of Knives

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Old Cattaraugus Rosewood

Started by Michael A Losicco. Last reply by Ken Spielvogel Aug 6, 2013. 7 Replies

As I am seeing the knife with the old Cattaraugus handles posted Donna and I were thinking about how we found them. I had to go get mine and look it over again!!! I just shipped out the knives for…Continue

The JBF story

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Ron Cooper Aug 6, 2013. 1 Reply

This was an unscripted freeform chat hosted by Derek Smith And Mike LocissoI had thought about extracting just the info about the knives but the chat was really so much fun...I just left it thiswayWe…Continue

Tags: Cattaragus, JBF, Chat, Champlin

The Electric Story

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 12, 2013. 2 Replies

Mike and Derek!  I am stealing this from your site I love the stories behind each offering you bring to us as collectors.  There is always knife history in everything you all do!…Continue

Tags: Champlin, JBF

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Comment by Derek Smith on September 2, 2015 at 20:38

“Stepped Barlows” with a single clip blade made of CPM 154 Stainless steel and marked with the “Electric Cutlery” trade mark. And yes, the chamfered handles will be

crafted from the historic rosewood that was harvested from the old Cattaraugus factory building in Little Valley, NY. They will be 3.5 inches long when closed.

It's been a very long time coming but we have a new JBF knife coming up very soon. Take a look:


Comment by Jan Carter on January 30, 2014 at 18:24


This is wonderful news!  The historical articles are just amazing and the site is shaping up very well.  Derek has done a good job and I will visit often to see all the new stuff going up!

Comment by Michael A Losicco on January 30, 2014 at 17:22

Some good news to share with all of you. Derek has reworked our website and it is really looking good. We don't have knives for sale yet but Derek has done what we have always wanted to do which is to put a site together with info about JBF Champlin and his work in the cutlery business. Please check it out and make comments on what you read and see. We hope that you enjoy it.

All the best and as soon as we have a knife in the works we post it on the site. Thanks again for all the support Mike & Derek.


Comment by Derek Smith on December 8, 2013 at 16:12

Just wanted to say thanks to Rusty for posting the great photos of our first two knives!

Comment by Rusty R Halsey on December 7, 2013 at 16:19

Hey, nice photo!

Comment by Michael A Losicco on December 7, 2013 at 11:31

Yep same knife number 10!!

Comment by Jan Carter on December 7, 2013 at 7:50

Just so I am clear...This is just like the one that is being offered for sale right now.  You only have one right?

Comment by Michael A Losicco on December 6, 2013 at 5:37

If anyone is interested I have a bone handled Teardrop from our first offering that I would sell. It is mint in the tube with the wiping cloth. It is number 10. I bought it back not long ago from the original buyer of set 10. Derek and I will buy back any of our knives with no questions asked.

Comment by Rusty R Halsey on December 5, 2013 at 13:31

There you go, the silver lining to this dark cloud!

Comment by peter force on December 5, 2013 at 10:22

i love my JBF TEARDROP and it ha a few extras that make it that much more awesome!- thanx MIKE AND DEREK

i have also been wanting to say for awhile now that of all the tang stamps to get choosen to "ressurected" you could say JBF is by far one of the best!.. the amount of cutlery history linked to the man is insane! i am ad this project did not go through.at the same tie this allows me the chance to be able to get on board with the next offering.

MIKE and DEREK im sorry this order fell through.i know it happens but nonethless im sorry.  



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