Colonel Coon Collectors Club

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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Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:01 pm

I am interested in knowing how many years there was a Colonel Coon Collectors Club knife. What years and what was the knife. The only one I have seen was a big stag congress that had file work from the early 80's. Thanks. Pictures if you got em.

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:13 pm

I poked around and found a few pics. Two pics right here on AAPK and one from Ebay. Here they are. A 1983 stag congress, 1988 red bone razor, and a 1989 not sure what to call it. I imagine there were Coon Collector Club knives made for other years. If you have any info let us know.
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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby daddynewton » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:39 am

Here is a link to information about Colonel Coon http://www.colonelcoon.net/index.php?nav=articles&id=7.

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby mnstuff » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:54 am

1983 large congress 1984 buffalo horn trapper 1985 stockman 1986 barlow 1987 stockman with barlow bolsters 1988 razor trapper 1989 one blade jack 1990 small toothpick 1991 small stockman 1992 small trapper 1992 was the last club knife. Ben wells made all the knives after Tn knive works closed in 1988.

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:12 am

Great information. Thanks. Now I'm pushing my luck but do you know how many of each year were made?

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby mnstuff » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:36 am

1983 75 1984 100 1985 50 1986 40 1987 40 1988 40 1989 ? 1990 ? 1991 50 1992 50

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby mnstuff » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:44 am

I found information on the 1989 it is also a quantity of 40. bkazz5 I ended up with your weathertron toothpick in my collection and was wondering if you still had that 1980 brochure ?

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Re: Colonel Coon Collectors Club

Postby bkazz5 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:55 pm

Wow that's cool. That's one of those knives I traded and then had second thoughts afterwards. I'm just curious where you got it. I always wonder how many times a knife has changed hands in it's life time. Here's what I know about that weathertron knife. I bought it from a man in Indiana in April 2013 who said he remembered buying it directley from Adrian at a show. (I can't swear that part is true). I owned it for a few months and then traded it to a dealer at the Parker show in June of this year. I wonder if you got it from him or if it changed hands a few more times before it got to you.

I do still have that catalog. If you want a copy of it I will glady make copies and send it to you. PM me with your e-mail address.

I also have some coons I would be willing to trade for others if you are interested.


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