Old Cattle Knives

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Old Cattle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:32 pm

This is a very nice pattern of knife to carry. It is not quite as bulky as a scout/utility knife in the pocket yet it still has several blades to use.

Here are a couple old premium cattle knives ::tu::
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:50 pm

I thirst for education today, Dimitri. What makes this a Cattleman's Knife? To me it just looks like a Stockman with a "straight" or "cigar" frame and a potpourri of blades. ::shrug::

I'm still trying to figure out all these patterns so I don't embarrass myself more than I usually do.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby Jacknifeben » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:41 pm

I think these are all cattle knives. They came from UNION STOCK YARDS CHICAGO.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:10 pm

Those are beautiful knives, JACKNIFEBEN and Dimitri.


EDIT: I deleted pictures of wrong knife.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby thegreedygulo » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:43 am

These were all made by H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:42 am

Nice ones guys ::tu:: 8)
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby nifbuf » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Here is a small 3" Schatt & Morgan stockman. I guess you could call it a "starter" cattle knife or a “calf” knife. :D Does anyone know if other companies made small stock knives?
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby gino » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:48 pm

Here are a couple

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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby edgy46 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:55 pm

Great knives guys ::drool::

Here are a couple of oldies.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:32 pm

Some nice knives showing up here!

Here is a Robeson 3 1/2" 632846 equal-end cattle knife......

followed by a 3 7/16" 632717 Eureka PocketEze cattle knife.

I think a "Cattle Knife" should have at least one of the following blades: A spey, a punch or a sheepfoot.

Here are two equal-end, double-ended two blade cattle knives. They both have a spey as the second blade.

First is a Terrier, 1910 - 1916, 3 1/2" 243633.......

followed by an unnumbered Terrier, 1910 - 1916, 3 1/4" .

These two Terriers are about as close to mint as a near one hundred year old knife can be.

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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby FRJ » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:58 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:I think a "Cattle Knife" should have at least one of the following blades: A spey, a punch or a sheepfoot.
Charlie Noyes


And mine has neither. I think Charlie is right and my knife is an equal end jack. I will correct this as I do have a few real cattle knives. Sorry for the poor translation.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:08 pm

FRJ, I wasn't criticizing your knife. I was just setting up the two Terrier double-ended jacks or Bullheads, as cattle knives.
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby FRJ » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:42 pm

Understood, Charlie. But what you said got me thinking about the knife I entered and I realized I didn't post a cattle knife and I needed to correct the post. Thank you.

So, here are some old cattle knives.
I sure like these Imperials. Does anyone know who made the smaller bone covered knife?

You guys sure have some nice knives.

Imperials X 2
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby galvanic1882 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:04 am

How about my Excelsior!!
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Re: Old Cattle Knives

Postby FRJ » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:37 am

Mike,
is that the knife you so kindly let me handle/fondle at the Pennsylvania show? That and a couple others were just stuningly georgeous knives. Thank you.
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