Southington Cut. Co.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by wlf » Mon May 08, 2017 12:07 pm

Nice knives fellas.

That bone on the jack of Mark's looks like early NYK,Schrade,etc. bone

I think these early companies had the same sources
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Mon May 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Thank you, Dan and Lyle. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by ratlesnake75 » Tue May 09, 2017 3:12 pm

Thx Guys for the Compliments and I totally agree with WLF
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:47 pm

I recently posted my Empire Stabber Jack and got some photos of my Southington Stabber Jack. Closed length of 4" and ebony handles with all metal components... long pull on a spear point, stamp is abit worn on top of curve, and while the choil indicates little sharpening it is the way it was sharpened with emphasis on front half of blade.. funny thing is I originally thought someone "played" with the choil to make it look less sharpened but looking earlier at many Southington knives it appears that is how other Southingtons were made in terms of a steep and well formed choil... nonetheless - well used but not abused knife with deep double swedges & still hard snapping and tight! Again I like Stabber Jacks - just remind me of jumbo Boys knives :D ...
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by gsmith7158 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Another famtastic knife Lee! Those Southingtons are hard to come by. ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 pm

Thanks Greg - much appreciated ::tu:: ::tu:: ... I like Southington knives but as you said hard to find them in what I consider decent condition - seen quite a few that didn't deserve consideration :)
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Post by FRJ » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:12 am

That is a real beauty, Lee. Love that blade and pull. ::tu::
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Post by LongBlade » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:41 am

Thanks Joe ::tu:: ::tu:: ....
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by JohnR » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:44 am

Great Southington's everyone, not an easy knife to find.

Here is an unusual large jack I picked up awhile back, bone on the mark side, stag on pile side, straight line tang stamp on main and curved stamp on remnants of the pen. No evidence knife has ever been apart.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by danno50 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:18 pm

Great old jack, Lee! I am very partial to bareheaded ebony jacks. ::tu:: ::tu::
Interesting handles on a very nice old jack, John! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Here's another Southington that caught my eye long ago ::nod:: ... A teardrop Jack in MOP at 3 & 3/8" closed - that is a fair amount of MOP on this knife and one does not see that many jacks at this size with those handle covers :) ... Long pulls on both blades and nice shield... The knife was no doubt used but was not abused (and probably lightly cleaned but the liners still retain lots of original finish) :) ... Thanks for looking!
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by wlf » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:02 pm

Pretty Knife buddy. Beautiful handles,lovely shape, and nice condition.
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Post by FRJ » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:17 pm

That's a beauty, Lee. ::tu::
That's the best looking Southington I've seen. ::nod::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by danno50 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:54 pm

Very nice, Lee! ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks Lyle, Joe and Dan ::tu:: ::tu:: ... much appreciated!
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by JohnR » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:35 pm

Beautiful Southington Lee and very good condition, not often seen.

Adding this one to the thread,a small boys Barlow, 2 7/8", ebony wood handles.
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Post by LongBlade » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks John and beauty of a Southington Barlow too ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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Post by danno50 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:22 pm

Very nice, John, and in great condition to boot! ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by peanut740 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Lee & John. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:31 pm

A beautiful knife, John. ::tu::
A great addition to the thread.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by JohnR » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks guys, was really pleased to get this one.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by wlf » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:13 am

Great Barlow John.

We should get a moderator to incorporate the two Southington threads.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Here's a nice Southington jack. 3 5/16" closed.
Still a very solid jack knife.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by KAW » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:08 pm

Very nice Joe... ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:21 pm

Thank you, Ken. ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by knife7knut » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:22 pm

Here are a couple:A Southington lockback hunter and a quill knife.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:27 pm

Oh, those are really nice, Ray.
A classic lockback hunter and an old Quill.
They are great additions to this thread.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by LongBlade » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Nice equal-end Joe ::tu:: ::tu:: ... nothing like a solid old knife :)

Ray - Those are 2 beauties ::tu:: ::tu:: .. really like the Lockback Hunter!!!
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:09 pm

Thank you, Lee. ::tu::
I forgot to put in this thread when I got it a while back.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by JohnR » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Ray, Joe, some very nice Southington's there. Sure wish those knives were easier to find.

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

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

Post by JohnR » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:55 pm

Been almost a year and a half, time for a bump fore this thread, I guess it shows how hard Southington's are to find.

Added to my jumbo jack collection this week with this 4 1/4" Southington, considering its age very nice condition although it has been cleaned, full blades and as with most jumbo's you don't want to get your finger in the way closing.
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Post by danno50 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:11 pm

Very nice find, John! ::tu::
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Post by edge213 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:21 pm

I agree, very nice.
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:10 pm

JohnR wrote:
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I guess it shows how hard Southington's are to find.
They stopped making Southingtons in 1905, but they made them for 38 years. (Goins)

What a beauty you have there, John.

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JohnR wrote:
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Been almost a year and a half, time for a bump fore this thread, I guess it shows how hard Southington's are to find.

Added to my jumbo jack collection this week with this 4 1/4" Southington, considering its age very nice condition although it has been cleaned, full blades and as with most jumbo's you don't want to get your finger in the way closing.
That's a real beauty you picked up there John! ::tu:: Congrats on the nice find! ::handshake:: :D
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by wlf » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:48 pm

Those are some hefty blades , congrats , lovely condition.
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Post by JohnR » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:53 pm

Lyle, Tom, Joe, Ike,David, Dan, thank you all, appreciated ::tu:: ::tu:: Joe, thanks for the comment on the pictures, I try, some work out better than others.

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by JohnR » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:52 pm

Go several years without being able to find a nice Southington and manage to add another nice one in a month. This one is a hefty 3 3/4" ebony dogleg.
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Post by danno50 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:34 pm

Another beauty, John! ::tu:: ::tu:: I really like the ones with nice clear, not worn, tang stamps.
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Post by doglegg » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:49 pm

Worth the wait. ::smirk:: ::tu::

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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by FRJ » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:40 am

WOW!
John, do they get any better than that. That is just a beautiful knife.
That spring that comes around in the pen well is a real touch of class.
A great working size to boot. This one has been well saved. Thankfully!

As I stated earlier, they stopped making Southingtons in 1905.
Thank for continuing to up grade this thread with your fine knives. ::tu::
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Post by Waukonda » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:52 am

JohnR wrote:
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Go several years without being able to find a nice Southington and manage to add another nice one in a month. This one is a hefty 3 3/4" ebony dogleg.
Very nice!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Southington Cut. Co.

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:18 am

Great looking blades on that one, I love those ebony doglegs. ::tu::
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