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Here are some vintage knife catalog images. If you have some to add, please do so.
Richards & Conover Hardware Co., Kansas City: These 6 plates date to 1914 and are from a salesman catalog. Probably all Ulster made, with one page listed as Ulster knives.
George Wostenholm & Son: This last plate is from a 1969 Seth Birdwell Cutlery pamphlet. The knife prices range from a single blade barlow for $3.00, the etched large stockman with buffalo horn handles at $12.00, and the Officers knife at $20.00
"A tool is but an extension of a man's hand." -Henry Ward Beecher
I don't think I'd seen that particular Wostenholm farmers jack in a cut.I like these old cuts that show farmers jack patterns,and I expect others like it when they show the pattern knife they have.It allows verification and dating.
I appreciate the effort.
I buy roosters and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]