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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I realize this is not one of the first Colonel Coons based on missing the markings in the blade trough and having a patent number on the small blade, but it's still NIB and part of the original company's production. Thought I'd share some pictures with you all. Just another nugget I found in my estate purchase.
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Great looking Barlow.
"Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife" Meat Loaf
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