Southington Cut. Co.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:18 am

Here is a nice old used tuxedo with covers from the long tooth. 2 15/16" closed.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by Doc B » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:21 am

That's a nice looking knife, Joe! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 am

Thanks so much, Doc. ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:31 pm

Nice Tuxedo Joe ::tu:: ::tu:: .. I have the same exact Southington Tuxedo with the long tooth - in fact maybe from the same tooth :D ...
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks Lee.
I hope yours is in better condition than mine. ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:45 pm

FRJ wrote:Thanks Lee.
I hope yours is in better condition than mine. ::tu::
Well mine has good snap and the handles are in great shape (it’s in the Tuxedo thread along with my 5 others wherever that thread is :D ) .... one thing I have noticed on the majority of old Tuxedos are “proud” tips on the blades and I assume that is a result of sharpening - though I wonder sometimes if any sharpening of these resulted in proud tips due to size as they are quite slim knives or were they sometimes made that way ::shrug:: ...
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:25 pm

Lee, I believe proud or exposed tips would be something that cutlers would avoid on a finished knife.
I think any exposed tip is due to sharpening. You see it a lot in these old knives and with the smaller knives, which were used heavily and therefor sharpened heavily, the narrow blades were more apt to have a proud tip.
This is just the way I interpret the issue of exposed tips. There are certainly other ways of thinking about it.

By the way, here is that Tuxedo thread. You have some very nice knives in there on page two.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:37 am

I agree Joe with your take on the sharpening ::tu:: and knew it was not likely shop made with a proud tip but thought I’d throw it out there :D ... I’m sure it wasn’t hard on the narrow blades to bring the tip up in sharpening...

Thanks for the comment on my Tuxedos Joe ::tu:: ...
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