UTICA !!!

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby galvanic1882 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:28 pm

Picked up another nice Utica. Pretty neat alligator on the front handle. Of course I love the etch and has salesman's number scratched on the back of the main blade.
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:10 pm

Mike, how old is this one ? 1950's ?
Were there other animals on the handles of this pattern ?
Wonder if these were sold in gift shop of a Florida golf course ?
I like pen knives of any pattern but most get little collector interest.
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby galvanic1882 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Pre 1937 for sure. Must have been a special for someone maybe a hardware co.

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby michaelspayth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:28 am

Picked this up a couple days ago.
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby galvanic1882 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Nice handles on that knife, not Utica Cutlery though. It’s Utica Knife and Razor. Made in Europe

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby michaelspayth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:01 pm

Had, optimistically, assumed a connection between the two. Thanks for the info!

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Postby galvanic1882 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:08 pm

Nope 2 different companies

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby galvanic1882 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm

Found this really cool picture of the Utica Cutlery softball team!! I know a few cutlery companies had teams.

I play alot of Senior softball in AZ, Utah, NM and Nevada so this is a cool one for me.
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby FRJ » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:27 pm

That's a great picture, Mike.
Nothing half way about that team. Nice looking uniforms and all.
Neat looking gloves those two guys are holding. ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby Gunsil » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:39 pm

Not all UK&R knives were made in Europe. If it is not marked with a European country of origin it is American made. UK&R contracted with Union Cut Co for hunting knives, I don't know who made American pocket knives for them. Most UK&R fixed blades I have or have seen were made in either Germany or Czechoslovakia other than the ones made by Union Cut Co.

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby FRJ » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:34 am

Here's a UK&R fixed blade.
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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby Gunsil » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:52 pm

Nice one Joe, I have that one too, and several others. Here is one made by Union Cut/KA-BAR that is etched with the UK&R "Hunter's Pal" and matching Hunter's Pal sheath. A lot of the foreign made hunting knives also had the Hunter's Pal sheaths and some had the blade etch. Sure is hard to beat that Union Cut/KA-BAR stag!!

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby galvanic1882 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:56 pm

Great info Gino, thanks

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby Gunsil » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:10 pm

Hi Mike, don't tell me you are getting into collecting old softball memorabilia too!!

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Re: UTICA !!!

Postby FRJ » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:23 pm

Beautiful knife, Gene. ::tu::
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