Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

The KA-BAR brand originated as a trademark of the Tidioute Cutlery Company. Tidioute was later taken over & renamed the Union Cutlery Company which continued making the brand until Union eventually adopted it as the company name in 1952. Cutco Corporation later acquired the company in 1996.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Where would this tang stamp fit into the scheme of all things Union Cutlery? It reads:
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It is an 8 blade MOP congress, or at least it was when new. Now there are only 4 unbroken blades. Can you imagine someone breaking 2 or 3 blades on this knife and still not getting the clue? Should have had something more substantial like a stockman or cattle knife. Still an interesting old knife.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby peanut740 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:58 am

I don't believe it is the same Union Cutlery.It is older.I don't have any reference handy to look it up at this moment.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:08 am

peanut740 wrote:I don't believe it is the same Union Cutlery.It is older.I don't have any reference handy to look it up at this moment.


Ritchie & Stewart 5th Ed. list a Union Cutlery Chicago 1887-1888. Could it be them?
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby FRJ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:28 am

What a shame OC. I do share your frustration.
Some people simply should not have access to tools.
Here is my knife, much the same as yours. And mercifully, far less abused.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby steve99f » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Now that is a piece of cutlery there Joe! WOW.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby FRJ » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 am

Thank you, Steve.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:01 pm

FRJ wrote:What a shame OC. I do share your frustration.
Some people simply should not have access to tools.
Here is my knife, much the same as yours. And mercifully, far less abused.


That one of yours is nice (intact). I paid $5 for the one I have because I had never seen an 8 blade congress before with MOP handle material. I actually thought for a time that I might take this one apart, eliminate the 4 broken blades, and reassemble as a 4 blade congress. Then "upon further review" I decided to leave well enough alone.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Pile Driver » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Recently saved this little one out of an eBay lot

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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Mossdancer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:11 pm

I am not going to say much re:This knife. I do feel a bit gifted to have just obtained it. 1st I have seen in this handle material.
Just waiting for remarks. Sorry but it takes a lot of photo's to show the entire knife.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Mossdancer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm

a couple more.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Jacknifeben » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:05 pm

This is my UNION CUT.Co. OLEAN N.Y. U.S.A. hobo dogs head, stag handles and dated PAT. NOV. 5th 1907. Ever sharpened.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby steve99f » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:43 am

Those are two very fine knives gentlemen.! ::tu::
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Mossdancer » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:43 am

Thank you to Jacknifeben and steve99f: I would bet that the big devil had not been apart in 50-60 years. Darn near grown together. I will try a photo tomorrow. I knew it was a slot I just did not have the stones to apply the pressure it took.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby FRJ » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:48 am

Mossdancer and Jacknifeben, what beautiful knives you have.
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Re: Union Cut. Co. Olean NY

Postby Mossdancer » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:19 pm

Here is the rest of the story.
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