Vintage Whittler Knives

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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by peanut740 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:55 am

Sweet Ulster Barry. ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Twhite » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:14 am

Here is my Cattaraugus I just rescaled back to how it was originally made. MOP with a warncliffe blade.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by FRJ » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:41 am

That's really beautiful.
Nice work, Twhite.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Duffer » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:34 am

Barry, gorgeous Ulster! Nice rehandle job Twhite ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by wlf » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:58 pm

Nice old whittlers fellas.

Barry do you think your knives handles were made by the Walden Handle Co. ?
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by 1fartsmella » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:28 am

Lyle, Looks like "Bone Shop" jigging to me.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by WVbladetrade » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:05 am

Terrier and Robeson's numbering system is different. The following Terrier split back spring whittler has the number 125 stamp. Is this a production
number or can it be related to handle material, liners, # of blades Etc.. Is there reference material on Terrier numbers. Thanks Tom
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Duffer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:28 am

Tom, that is a gorgeous Terrier in very high grade condition! Our resident expert Charlie Noyes will probably be along shortly and can tell you a lot more about it. That number on the sheepfoot blade is probably some kind of pattern number. What kind of camera are you using? Or is it a cell phone camera? Your tang photos are a little blurry. Even with less than stellar photos it is easy to see this Whittler is a beauty ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by galvanic1882 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:37 am

She sure is a beauty!

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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by wlf » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:12 am

Fine knife Tom, as said C Noyes is the Terrior guy.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by FRJ » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:29 am

That is fine little knife there. Terrier knives - 1910-1916

Is there a number under the 125 stamp?

I think Charlie taught us that Terrier stamps were reverse of Robeson stamps.
That is the first three numbers were reverse of the last three.

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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by peanut740 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:57 am

Fine knife Tom ::tu:: You might post it in the Robeson thread. ::handshake::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:23 pm

This one came from galvanic1882 in the 2019 POS Roundtable. At first I just saw it as a piece of crap like the others he had sent. But the more I looked at it and coon fingered it, the less it looked like crap and the more it looked like a gem in the rough. This old gal is a real sweetheart. ::tu::

The handles are smooth bone and I can't find any flaws in them. All three blades have "Waltham Cutlery Co" stamped on them, a Swedge (both sides on the main) and they snap like gators. The two secondary blades both have half-stops, the main does not. There are two back springs separated by a brass wedge shaped liner. There are a couple of fairly major "bites" out of the edge on the main blade and a few other bug bites. The more I handle this little 3-7/16" beauty, the more I like it. For something that came in the POS Roundtable, it's great.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by WVbladetrade » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:48 am

Lloyd, Galvanic, Lyle, FRJ and Roger... I thank you ... Lloyd not to good on these pics built me a photo box still trying to fine tune that operation...
using my phone for pics,,, can't help to think that I should get better as time goes on.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by FRJ » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:28 am

Jerry, I think that's a beauty. ::tu::
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