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knyfeknerd
01-29-2013, 12:24 PM
I saw someone on KF posted this link to some (I'm assuming) Russian website with some great old Foster Bros. knives.
http://www.cookingknife.ru/iView.aspx?id=38
I happen to have one of these chef knives in my possession from Son for PIF.
Hope this link is ok with the mods.
Maybe I can ask Marko if he knows anything about this site.

Seth
01-29-2013, 12:32 PM
Or maybe gentlecook will respond. He know's lots about Russia.

Mike9
01-29-2013, 12:51 PM
Those star rivets are sick -

Crothcipt
01-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Wow some huge info in there too.

http://www.cookingknife.ru/aShow.aspx?id=35

That has more info than what you find on any ws site.

Johnny.B.Good
01-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Those star rivets are sick -

Would it be bad form for a maker to copy these on a new knife?

Love them!

Vladimir
01-29-2013, 03:32 PM
This is an amazing site and a great person founder this site Andrew Kozlowski
I hope he will be on this forum and answer some questions

Noodle Soup
01-29-2013, 04:27 PM
I wonder when they quit making knives with the Foster Brothers stamp? Back in the 1980's Columbia Cutlery sent me a large catalog with both their own line and a full range of "Foster Brothers" stamped blades. I think it is buried someplace out in the old catalogs I store up in the haymount of the barn. Not sure they were actually making knives or just selling contract made cutlery with their logo on them.

steeley
01-29-2013, 07:13 PM
Great Site ! Thank you Chris.

Pabloz
01-29-2013, 07:40 PM
Would it be bad form for a maker to copy these on a new knife?

Love them!


If it is them I am guilty. Had some custom pins made over 3 years ago with the Lone Star.....thought it was an original idea. And then I thought the same thing about stabilized-epoxy filled Cholla cactus.

PZ

knyfeknerd
01-29-2013, 08:10 PM
If it is them I am guilty. Had some custom pins made over 3 years ago with the Lone Star.....thought it was an original idea. And then I thought the same thing about stabilized-epoxy filled Cholla cactus.

PZ
Pics or it didn't happen!
I would love to see some of them star rivets!

Pabloz
01-30-2013, 09:08 AM
Pics or it didn't happen!
I would love to see some of them star rivets!



OOOPPPSSS....YEA, I forgot about that rule. I'll retract what I said above. Sorry, pics or nothing!

PZ

Dave Martell
01-30-2013, 11:28 AM
I wonder when they quit making knives with the Foster Brothers stamp? Back in the 1980's Columbia Cutlery sent me a large catalog with both their own line and a full range of "Foster Brothers" stamped blades. I think it is buried someplace out in the old catalogs I store up in the haymount of the barn. Not sure they were actually making knives or just selling contract made cutlery with their logo on them.



Quoting from "Levine's Guide To Knives And Their Values - 4th Edition" by Bernard Levine...


Foster Bros.
In 1883 John Chatillon & Sons Co. of New York City, a half-century old maker of scales, acquired the Foster Brothers Cutlery Co. of Fulton, New York, founded in 1878 by Frank and Allie Foster. Chatillon expanded the Foster Bros. line to over 500 items. During World War II Foster made 250,000 cleavers for the military, plus thousands of bolos and other knives. Chatillon closed Foster Bros. in the 1950's, and sold the name to the Columbia Cutlery Co.



Quoting "Goins' Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings" by John & Charlotte Goins...


Foster Bros. & Chatillon Co.
c. 1835 - present
John Chatillon Company made scales when it was founded in 1835. Eventually, they began making butcher knives, cleavers, and steels. In 1885, they became sole agents agents for the Foster Brothers line butchers' tools.

In 1896, the firm purchased the Phoenix Knife Company of Phoenix, New York. They then merged it with the Foster Brothers & Chatillon Company. This added hundreds of patterns of of jack and pen knives to their line.

They continued dealing in pocket cutlery as late as 1937. The firm is still in business, dealing in butchers supplies.

Marko Tsourkan
01-30-2013, 12:17 PM
Yes, I know about the site (in fact, I have been sending Russian/Ukrainian speakers there for a wile) and know the person whose site it is. He is a knife enthusiast from St. Petersburg, Russia and he is a member here.

The site is great - lots of pics and lots of information on knives and knife use.

M

teke
01-31-2013, 12:45 PM
Hi, friends!
My name is Andrey, I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I am the owner the site
www.cookingknife.ru with the photos of Foster Brothers knives.
There are not only photos - http://www.cookingknife.ru/iView.aspx?id=38 at this site, but the article about Foster Brothers and other american cutlery companies (19-20 century) Sorry, it is in Russian, but there are a lot of photos - http://www.cookingknife.ru/aShow.aspx?id=44
Thank you very much for good words about my site
Andrey (Teke)

chinacats
01-31-2013, 01:17 PM
Welcome Andrey!

steeley
01-31-2013, 09:36 PM
Hi Andrey and welcome to the forum .
your site is great .

Johnny.B.Good
01-31-2013, 09:49 PM
Good stuff, Andrey!

Duckfat
02-01-2013, 10:07 AM
Star rivets? You mean like these? :dazed:

http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Fieri-Knuckle-Sandwich-4-Piece/dp/B0045KQXKM/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1359731024&sr=8-30&keywords=steak+knives

chinacats
02-01-2013, 12:13 PM
Star rivets? You mean like these? :dazed:

http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Fieri-Knuckle-Sandwich-4-Piece/dp/B0045KQXKM/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1359731024&sr=8-30&keywords=steak+knives
:lol2:

Dave Martell
02-01-2013, 12:27 PM
Star rivets? You mean like these? :dazed:

http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Fieri-Knuckle-Sandwich-4-Piece/dp/B0045KQXKM/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1359731024&sr=8-30&keywords=steak+knives


So much for doing this, douche got to it first and uncooled it. :censored:

Johnny.B.Good
02-01-2013, 12:32 PM
Star rivets? You mean like these? :dazed:

http://www.amazon.com/Guy-Fieri-Knuckle-Sandwich-4-Piece/dp/B0045KQXKM/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1359731024&sr=8-30&keywords=steak+knives

Lame!

steeley
02-01-2013, 06:50 PM
Trade mark infringement !

probably not , but I am spreading the rumor .