Pair of coons

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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Pair of coons

Postby donnie44 » Mon May 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Do not see these on here would like someone's opinion on these and approx. value. Donnie

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby MrBlister » Mon May 22, 2017 7:27 pm

NICE BIG OLE COONS !!!

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby donnie44 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:54 pm

Purchased at knife show, wondering if paid too much, collect knives, first older coons I purchased, new to me, anyone have any ideas as to value, much appreciated. Donnie

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby MrBlister » Mon May 22, 2017 9:14 pm

get the club boxes IN the deal ???

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby donnie44 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:27 pm

Do have both boxes, only 1 has paperwork, Thanks, Donnie

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby MrBlister » Mon May 22, 2017 9:33 pm

I would say between 200 - 300 each . .. this is NOT a
professional appraisel NOR is it an offer... They ARE
big ole hanzome thangs . .

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby donnie44 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks, anyone that has as many as you is professional enough for me, I did ok , I can get a 4 blade congress and 3 blade stockman and 2 blade trapper all in boxes with same club details. All are 1 of 51, would the values be close. to the hunters. I almost bought them and I can still get them, was just unsure at the time, Donnie

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Re: Pair of coons

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 23, 2017 10:33 am

"What is it worth" is now usually established by what they sell for on ebay. Mr. Blister knows knives, so with some trepidation i suggest his $200-$300 estimate is on the high side because the Col. Coon brand is collected by only a few of us 'knifers'.
It would be good if a few more members chimed in.
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Re: Pair of coons

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:57 am

Club knives and advertising knives usually don't bring premium prices (in fact there is usually a bit of a discount) unless the buyer belongs to that club or has a connection with the advertised product. Just an observation.

Edit: As Roland has opined, Colonel Coon collectors are not found standing on every corner.
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Re: Pair of coons

Postby donnie44 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:15 pm

That was why I was inquiring, I knew they would not bring price of one that was not club knife, but did not know how much less, The older coons in my area are almost non-existent. I have a lot of respect for someone like Harris and the knives he built. Thanks, Donnie


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