Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by doglegg » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:37 am

bkazz5 wrote:
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Huey Philp Hardware Dallas, TX Maize Knife
Amazing find. ::tu::

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Post by peanut740 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:30 pm

Caruth & Byrnes Hwd.Co.Nothing in Goins,but a Goggle search popped up Philadelphia. Knife was made by Miller Brothers.
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by JohnR » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:57 pm

Added another John Primble Belknap Hardware Blue Grass Barlow to the pile, this one is from a different maker, both are catalog number 5721, one is brass liners, one steel, while both are spears the grinds are different. The one with the center pin close to center is Ulster made for sure, not positive on the other, maybe Camillus.
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Post by peanut740 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:01 pm

John. ::tu::
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by djknife13 » Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:17 am

peanut740 wrote:
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Caruth & Byrnes Hwd.Co.Nothing in Goins,but a Goggle search popped up Philadelphia. Knife was made by Miller Brothers.
Beautiful knife.____Dave

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Post by BWT » Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:23 pm

Great finds Roger and John ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by Jacknifeben » Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:56 pm

PAXYON AND GALLAGHER OMAHA 1864-1959?
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by peanut740 » Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:33 pm

John Primble India Steel Works toothpick salesman sample,etched "Original Switch Knife ".
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by Waukonda » Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:27 pm

peanut740 wrote:
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John Primble India Steel Works toothpick salesman sample,etched "Original Switch Knife ".
That sure is a dandy, Roger! It looks Camillus made. How do you interpret the use of the word "original"? Would that be a reference to the pattern?
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Post by peanut740 » Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:43 pm

I really don't know what their thinking was.
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Post by BWT » Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:27 am

Nice Roger ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by edge213 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 7:29 pm

Belknap Hardware 2 blade congress.
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by BWT » Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:19 pm

Another beauty David, you had a great weekend ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by edge213 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:19 pm

BWT wrote:
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Another beauty David, you had a great weekend ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks again Bill
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by wlf » Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:19 pm

I love these hardware knives. I thought I might add this old ad and I'll post a specimen or two hardware knives and manufacturer. Notice the statement " we are the sole agents of both." I found that very intriguing.
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I buy roosters combs and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]

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Post by BWT » Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:54 am

Thanks for sharing that Lyle. That’s a nice ole ad!
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by wlf » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:24 pm

Four different Shapleighs:
1.apx 1890 Empire made DE A F Shapleigh with light etch
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2.DE Shapleigh Empire made sales sample
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3. Schrade peachseed DE Shapleigh #B404
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4. Schrade french ivory DE Shapleigh # B686
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by wlf » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:07 pm

A Maher and Grosh 99% sure made by Ulster considering Ulster catalog cuts and Maher and Grosh catalog cuts featuring the same pattern farmers jack with a nontypical sheepsfoot as the pruner. Also comparing the standard Maher and Grosh FJ and an Ulster FJ.
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Not my knife but a Maher and Grosh pattern shown in the center of the following Ulster catalog cut.
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by wlf » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:31 pm

2 similar patterns for the same hardware company(?) made by different companies.


A Cutsure mark only with U on the reverse of pruner. Pretty sure Utica made
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A "rooster comb" Cutsure K&B Hardware FJ that I'm 99% sure is Camillus made .
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by BWT » Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:37 pm

Very nice showing Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: Beautiful knives!
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by Waukonda » Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:53 pm

Thanks for showing some of your collection, Lyle. Those are all beauties, as well as rarities. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by Waukonda » Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:29 pm

This Bridge shows some wear, but I still like the looks of it. It is 3 1/2" closed.
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by edge213 » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:28 pm

Waukonda wrote:
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This Bridge shows some wear, but I still like the looks of it. It is 3 1/2" closed.
Wow Ike, beautiful knife.
I love the bolsters and celluloid!
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by Waukonda » Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:16 pm

edge213 wrote:
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Wow Ike, beautiful knife.
I love the bolsters and celluloid!
I appreciate that, David, and I value your comments considering the quality of celluloids in your collection.
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Re: Hardware Store and Distributor Knives

Post by peanut740 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:59 am

Ike ::tu::
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