Paul S
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Tuna Valley Sunfish 3 Blades Intricate Bolsters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 8, 2021. 2 Replies


C F Wolfertz Allentown PA top and Wilbert Cutlery Co Lockback Hunters

Started Jan 4, 2021 0 Replies

Two Lockback Hunters are likely manufactured in the same manufacturer…Continue

C F Wolfertz Allentown PA top and Wilbert Cutlery Co by Paul S "Banana"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul S May 13, 2021. 4 Replies

These two antique knives from about 1910 may be made by the same…Continue

Case Tested XX Sunfish 1920 to 1925

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul S Dec 26, 2020. 6 Replies



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Paul S commented on Tommy Bunk's photo

Stag Collection 1

"Stag is really nice. Paul S"
Aug 9, 2023

Paul S replied to G.I.Jason's discussion Case XX Ivory
" You should consider getting some through a respected dealer you met at a local knife show. A regular customer after a few orders would likely get a discount. Dealers such as this sell some things to regular customers that you dont see at…"
Jul 31, 2023
Diana Pearl Moore commented on Paul S's photo

A F Bannister & Co Newark, NJ 1884 to 1915 Coke Bottle

"So I ran across a spoon fork and knife set by AFBannister and CO I am trying to find some prices for that so that I can sell if anybody knows more plz let me know."
Jul 19, 2023

Paul S replied to Craig Henry's discussion STAG Handled Case Knives in the group Case Fans
"I believe Steve Pfeiffer;s book is out of print. It is one for your collection used or new if you find it.   Paul S in Surprise AZ formerly Camden Maine"
Jun 30, 2023

Paul S commented on Tim's photo

Case (TB) Sway Back Jack

"Case knives are great to carry and use I have some in my collection and on my bureau as users, Some Cowboys here in Arizona like a traditional carbon steel blade because they say it sharpens well. Both steels are good depending on use. Very nice…"
May 30, 2023

Paul S commented on Mike Botts's photo

Clements Stag Sportsman c1850 to 1875 Sheffield England

"Part of a beautiful unique collection. "
Jan 23, 2023

Paul S replied to Brian H. Lumley's discussion Age of a jack knife
"It appears to be from the 1920s to 1930s bases upon the build and handle material. You can find out more when attending a knife show or a flea market where knives are sold. You can look for similarly made knives on eBay doing different…"
Oct 23, 2022

Paul S replied to Kevin D's discussion old Schrade - Walden, NY in the group Schrade Collectors
"There is  a collection of old Schrade Catalogs on line at https://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/Catalogs/index.htm. The 1923 catalog shows knife calling that blade a "Leather Punch". A collection of Schrade history is…"
Oct 2, 2022

Paul S joined Jim Child's group

Schrade Collectors

Many people collected Schrade knives over the years. Almost everyone had to have a Schrade. Much has changed, but they still make Schrade Knives and now they are coming out with new steels and new handle materials.So old fan or new collector, Lets talk about Schrade!See More
Oct 2, 2022

Paul S commented on Lars Ray's photo

CFK Custom Sport Knife

"Very nice collection and beautifully displayed. Paul S "
Sep 8, 2022

Paul S replied to ROBERT BETTIS's discussion How best to catagorize? in the group BOX FULL OF KNIVES
"A large part of my collection is kept the same way you do as pictured,  Knives are marked on the non display side with a DYMO LetraTag for type, date of manufacture, cost and date purchased, and from whom. Canal Street Knives kept in their…"
Aug 13, 2022

Paul S commented on Tim's photo

#14 TC Barlow

"This Barlow is a truly useable or collectible knife. It is well made and will carry in a pocket beautifully. One of the most popular knives ever made. "
Jun 4, 2022

Paul S commented on Mike Bryant's photo

Hen & Rooster

"Carry a carbon steel version . 4 blade H&R that sharpens real well. Have other brands but this is one of my favourites. "
May 21, 2022

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Mar 19, 2022
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Feb 16, 2022

Paul S commented on Hddarts's photo

Colonial toothpick

"Absolute Auction announcements for the dissolution of Colonial equipment are dated May 29, 2002.  In 2001 Colonial Cutlery International was formed by some of the former employees of Colonial.  This company exists today."
Jan 22, 2022

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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How long have you collected knives?
31 to 35 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
pocket knives -antiques and recent...various, tend towards the expensive end of the hobby. .
About Me
retired...love it. Veteran. Collector not knife maker.
Finding a classic knife in great condition. Finding a Canal Street and building a collection while they are still around. Coming up with cash... keeping the collection a reasonable size...and getting a knife that every collector would die for.
Also do antique hunters, Barlows, Coke bottles, and especially Sunfish.
Other Hobbies
astronomy, the outdoors, Do photography and write a few short articles for my American Legion and Knife Club.

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At 19:28 on January 6, 2021, Michael Spencer said…

Thank you Paul!..Looking forward to getting into the mix!!

At 18:49 on January 6, 2021, Beth Medeiros said…

Hi Paul,

I have a question regarding the numbering of knives.  I was looking at a Case knife that said it was 1 of 2500.  I did some looking around and found the same exact knife from other sites that were also numbered 1 of 2500.  My assumption was that the "1" meant it was the first of 2500 but I must be wrong.  Does the number indicate it is part of the 2500 lot?  


At 19:48 on December 28, 2020, Beth Medeiros said…

Hi Paul,

Thank you so much for the information about the knives and storing them. I had no idea the celluloid material caused problems, I do have a couple so will keep them separate.  I read about Jim Parker, some were not very happy with him.  

There are several Sunfish on the AAPK site. One posted yesterday with Mother of Pearl but the price is 800.00.  Just cannot bring myself to do that.

I would really love to go to a knife show to do some knife hunting, maybe they will be a "thing" again.

At 17:50 on October 24, 2017, Ellis H. Roberson said…

Well, Paul. I would certainly love to meet you too. I think we'd have a lot to talk about. As you know, I love knives.. Sickness!!!!!!  You get this way, let me know. 

At 8:56 on October 24, 2017, Ellis H. Roberson said…

Nice collection of the Canal St. knives you have, Paul.. I have been able to gather a few of the Canals. 2 folders and a sheath knife.. They are really beautiful.. Such a shame that they went out of business.. 

At 10:28 on October 13, 2017,
Charles Sample

Thanks for the friend request.

At 17:53 on October 4, 2017,
In Memoriam
D ale

Yeah Paul .. all the older stampings are becoming more & more difficult ..&.. when one does find them .. they're out of my budget.
You won't believe this .. I found a Catt 3W wrench knife ..in great shape.. in an antique store marked $15.oo .. I got them down to $12.50 .. they had no idea what they had. I pd my bill .. exited the store ..&.. did the "YES" dance.

Cattaraugus 3-W

I've about a dozen old Waterville .. some still in pretty decent shape. Never pd more than $20.oo for any of them.

Waterville sleeveboard whittler jigged bone

Waterville stamp - hyphenated

Union Cut Co. .. precursor to Ka-Bar. Again .. they had no idea what they had.
Those deals just are not out there anymore.

At 7:19 on July 10, 2017, John Bamford said…

Thanks for the kind comment Paul.

At 16:10 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 15:46 on May 9, 2017, Michael D. Mitchell said…

Paul, Not a Big Fan of Barlow'z (?I Think it'z a Barlow Pattern??), But, Like thiz one.

Nice Handle'z/Scale'z.

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C. F. Wolfertz Allentown Pa and Wilbert Cutlery Co Lockback Hunters

Posted on January 3, 2021 at 18:38 1 Comment

These two knives are similar and are likely made in the same factory. They are possibly made by Empire. Timeframe may be 1910. The size of the knife pulls differ slightly.

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