Celluloid Handles

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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby espn77 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:25 pm

Thanks Wayne. One thing about the celluloid. You can get some crazy patterns.

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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby Dinadan » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:04 pm

espn77 wrote:I've been lucky I guess. All of my Remington celluloid/pyremite knives seem to be good. Maybe one day I'll regret it but I keep them in displays next to my other knives. I pulled them out of the displays for pictures and will wipe them down before they go back.

I note that there is one solid black handle knife, second from left in the bottom photo. I never think of celluloid when I see a solid black handle, but I guess I should. Thanks for posting that very broad array of celluloid patterns.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby espn77 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:32 pm

Dinadan wrote:
espn77 wrote:I've been lucky I guess. All of my Remington celluloid/pyremite knives seem to be good. Maybe one day I'll regret it but I keep them in displays next to my other knives. I pulled them out of the displays for pictures and will wipe them down before they go back.

I note that there is one solid black handle knife, second from left in the bottom photo. I never think of celluloid when I see a solid black handle, but I guess I should. Thanks for posting that very broad array of celluloid patterns.

It's just a poor picture.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:03 pm

I tend to avoid cell-handled knives as a rule but I have made the occasional exception...

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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby Dinadan » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:43 pm

espn - thanks for the clarification. By the way, that is a nice knife.

Tony - I also make the occasional exception. That Imperial at the top is a unique looking knife.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby thegreedygulo » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:16 am

NICE knives everyone. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby danno50 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Many beautiful knives posted in this thread! I do not have many celluloid knives and most are either French ivory or dark colored composite. This Keen Kutter was the only one I had with colourful scales, and as the pictures show it recently started outgassing. I caught it very early and removed the handles. I ordered some Kirinite in tortoise shell pattern to try my hand at rehandling a pocket knife.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby CheckSix » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Here's a few of the new celluloid ones that came in yesterday...

- Griffon xx Worcester / Carbo Magnetic (first 2 pictures)

- Ulster Jr Cattle Tidewater Supply Co. advertising

- Ulster EE Jack

All 3 knives are 3-3/8"
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby CheckSix » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Here are the French Ivory knives that arrived yesterday...

- Paxton and Gallagher tear drop jack 3-5/8"

- Harris Bros regular jack 3-3/8"

- Ulster slim whittler 3-5/8"
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby thegreedygulo » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:15 am

checksix: You have been busy. Nice group of knives. ::tu::
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby CheckSix » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:03 pm

thegreedygulo wrote:checksix: You have been busy. Nice group of knives. ::tu::


Thanks! Yes, I've been enjoying this acquisition period a lot!

Of the 6 celluloids I posted above, my 2 favorites are: the Griffon Carbo Magnetic and the Paxton & Gallagher tear drop.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Nice haul indeed Dave! ::tu:: ::tu:: I agree with you on the Griffon, it's a prize for sure, and I like the P&G also.

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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby CheckSix » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:09 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Nice haul indeed Dave! ::tu:: ::tu:: I agree with you on the Griffon, it's a prize for sure, and I like the P&G also.

Ken


Thanks Ken! With me being still very new to the hobby, it's not unusual for me to not know history of brands, scarcity, etc. But I have a feeling that the Griffon and P&G are not common brands. It's also not been easy for me to find information on them either.
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby btrwtr » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:37 am

For being "new" you sure are picking up some really fine knives. That Griffon does it for me!
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Re: Celluloid Handles

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:16 am

Dave, could you show us the Griffon with the other blades open ? Not sure if it is a 2 or 3 blade knife, i.e. Moose or Cattle knife ?
With 'oldies' it is best to not have more than 1 blade on a spring open at the same time.
I have never had a spring break but others have when setting up for a picture with all blades open.
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