" Case reference books state that the Case Tested XX old knives were made 1920 to 1940. "Counterfeiting Antique Cutlery" by Gerald Witcher has the shield on page 36 and says it was used 1915 to 1925. That means this…"
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
21- 25 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
pocket knives -antiques and recent...various, tend towards the expensive end of the hobby. .
retired...love it. Veteran.
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.
woodworking, astronomy, the outdoors, Do photography and write a few short newspaper articles for my American Legion and Knife Club.
Comment Wall (27 comments)
You need to be a member of iKnife Collector to add comments!
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?
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.
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..
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.
I've about a dozen old Waterville .. some still in pretty decent shape. Never pd more than $20.oo for any of them.
Union Cut Co. .. precursor to Ka-Bar. Again .. they had no idea what they had. . Those deals just are not out there anymore.