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

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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"

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

Case Tested XX Sunfish 1920 to 1925

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Paul S replied to Craig Henry's discussion Case Seahorse in the group Case Fans
"It seems that the three blades are for small work.  If the larger blade was a sheepsfoot blade it couldn't do the tiny cuts the large blade shown here can.  Paul S "
Mar 2

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"Your photography has improved over the years.  The mix of knives seems more international.  You could lean back and play your collection with a slide show and some wine and music."
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Ringlight Used for picture of Knife Test

Ring Light Photo; used was an inexpensive (pro)master RL-100; .. HandheldNikon 40mm Macro Lens UsedLight screws onto lens filter
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"Welcome from Maine, Paul S"
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H& B Mfg Co Humason & Buckley c1852 to 1916 New Britian, Conn Coke Bottle Hunter 9.7 inches

"Thankyou-I did not have that info.   "New England Cutlery"  by Pankiewicz page 79 has some good info also. We lived in New Britain, Ct  for one year 50 years ago where H&B was earlier located.  Paul S "
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Case Tested XX Sunfish open Display Side by Paul S

"This is from a dealer. Not only will a treasure this knife but also the great times talking with Bob P.  Paul S"
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Case Tested XX Sunfish Tang Marking on Tested XX Sunfish

"Taken with a Digital Nikon D5800 camera and a 40mm AF-S Micro Nikkor Lens. Great lens for knife shots especially closeups.  Handheld, LED room lighting in white room. Needs a tripod but I get lazy. "
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Case Tested XX Sunfish open Display Side by Paul S

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

"Thanks. These were picked up this year from a dealer I regularly do business with during this pandemic, Paul S   "
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SCHRADE CUT CO WALDEN NY 1904 to 1946 Grafting Knife for fruit

"These are of interest to me as I have a six apple trees up to 8 years in the ground. Thanks for the note. Paul S"
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Case Tested XX Sunfish open Display Side by Paul S

"Tell me how you nailed down the age to 20-25....bowtie, tang, or handle material...I have a hard time getting accurate dates?"
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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
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. .
About Me
retired...love it. Veteran.
Interests
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
woodworking, astronomy, the outdoors, Do photography and write a few short newspaper 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?  

Beth

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,
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Charles Sample
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Thanks for the friend request.

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

Yeah Paul .. all the older stampings are becoming more & more difficult ..&.. when one does find them .. they're out of my budget.
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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.
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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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