Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! A couple of old Cattaraugus knives showed up at my home today, just in time for the holiday. I purchased the Ebony wood Sleeveboard from an antique knife dealer and the beautiful red bone equal end knife was a gift from my friend Markesharp. I had seen Mark post pictures of this knife before, however, at the time the settings on his camera were a little too saturated and I helped him fix that. Some of you will remember the wonderful Hatch knife that Mark sent me and some will remember the NYKC knife which I recently sent to Mark. Now I just don't know why Mark thought he needed to send me another fine old knife. He said he could not bond with it. Maybe I need to send him a bottle of super glue to help him bond better to some of his old knives ! :grumpy: When I saw the old knife in person, I was very impressed with the beauty and condition of the old knife. Mark - I love this ole knife and I appreciate the gesture immensely. It will always remain in my possession and remind me of your generosity and friendship. :thumbup::thumbup: You probably had no way of knowing that you have helped me decide to change the course of the Primble River. Since I now have five beautiful old Cattaraugus knives and another nice one on the way, I have decided to let the Primble River branch off into the Cattaraugus River, beginning in 2015. My collecting focus for old knives will focus on some nice old Cattaraugus knives to compliment the ones I already have and less of the old John Primbles, since my Primble cabinet is stuffed full. I also have enough steel to make another display and some nice walnut in the attic of my shed. I will get my table saw out at some point this winter and begin a magnetic wall display, with a frontal look similar to my Primble and Boker cabinets. For the header on the top, I will draw some Cattaraugus graphics and carve it into a 3D title for the walnut cabinet. My hope is to have a really neat Cattaraugus knife and display collection, by the end of 2015. and now - the knives that came to Thanksgiving: Cattaraugus, Little Valley, N.Y., USA, red bone equal end model 22589, circa 1886-1963: Cattaraugus, Little Valley, N.Y., USA, ebony wood Sleeveboard model 22226, circa 1886-1963: The other Cats: Cattaraugus, Little Valley, N.Y., USA, bone equal end model 22579, circa 1886-1963: Cattaraugus, Little Valley, N.Y., USA, bone swell center pen 22979, circa 1886-1963: Cattaraugus Cocabola Swell End Jack knife: For the purposes of this thread, "Antique" or "old" refers to any knife made by the original Cattaraugus Cutlery Company, until the doors were closed in 1963.