Mule Day knife

Colonel Coon Knives were made by Adrain A. Harris, Mr. Harris started making fixed blade knives as a hobby in the 60's, in 1976 he became the only authorized field repairman in the U.S. for Schrade, a few months later he became the only authorized repairman for Kissing Crane and J.A. Henckels in the United States, in 1978 he founded Tennessee Knife Works Inc. in his home town of Columbia, Tenn. and began making Colonel Coon Knives the old style a true bench made or handmade pocket knife. In 1988 he sold his manufacturing processes to W.R Case & Sons and retired.
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Mule Day knife

Postby TinyDee » Thu May 23, 2013 12:43 pm

I have one marked 50th anniversary in the box and quite nice. Anyone know what these are worth?

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby mnstuff » Fri May 24, 2013 2:17 am

The 84 anniversary knife usually sells for between 300 and 350 .

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Fri May 24, 2013 2:33 am

Sometimes if someone is looking for a specific serial number you might be able to get a little better price. What is your Serial #? Should be on the bolster.

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby TinyDee » Fri May 24, 2013 12:51 pm

Thanks, looks like 728 is the number.

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 pm

There were 11 Colonel Coon mule day knives, 1980-1990. Pics show all eleven. Seven out my 11 are number 395. I'm looking for the other 395's but it is the needle in the haystack. But, the fun is in the hunt. Sorry for the blurry pics. Took these a while back.
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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby Wco1982 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:44 pm

Have some of these anyone know much about them are they worth anything
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Re: Mule Day knife

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:34 am

Mule Day knives are about like any other club knife. Have to find the right person that has a specific interest. In general the Colonel Coons go for more that the other mule day knives. You interested in selling them?

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby Wco1982 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:37 am

Yes would be interested in getting rid of them

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:08 pm

Sent you an e-mail

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby Bondo350 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:48 pm

I have a 1984 mule day col coon with a serial 0000, if they are 1 of 1000 would this be the first or last? Figured the series would run 0001 to 1000. I know this is an old thread and would appreciate any feedback I can get. This was amongst many knives past down to me from my papa and never heard of this brand. He practically set up camp in SMKW lol

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:37 pm

The 1984 Mule Day was the 3 blade stag stockman in the fancy box. Out of the 11 Colonel Coon Mule Day knives probably the one that consistently sells for the most money. Can't say for sure about the 0000 serial number. May have been the proto for that year. Hard to say though. Do you have any other Mule Day knives with 0000? Like other clubs or commemorative knives, you typically had the same serial number for as long as you continued to buy the annual knife. I know Mule day has knife number 11 through how many they did that year assigned to specific members that buy the annual Mule Day knife. Numbers 1 through 10 they auction off each year to the highest bidder. Here's a little info straight from the Mule Day website regarding the 2018 knife. (notice no mention of knife 0)

The Mule Day Committee is excited to offer as the 2018 Mule Day Knife, Case Hawkbill Pruner 4 1/8”, Single blade, laser-etched amber bone knife with brass pins and liners and nickel silver bolsters. Each of the knives are boxed, serialized and etched for named collectors. There will also be 50 non-serialized knives available for $70, first come first serve.
Knives 1 thru 10 will be auctioned off at 4pm at the Main Stage in Maury County Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Knives will go to the highest bidder above the minimum $70.00 bid with the money going to 10 different charities.

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby Bondo350 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 am

Here is a picture of the knife I have, and no this was the only mule day knife he had.
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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm

Nice looking knife. I sent you an e-mail.

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Re: Mule Day knife

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Bondo 350, Welcome aboard. ::handshake:: You have a good looking knife there. ::tu::
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