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    Carbons to look for on the bay

    Having met Son and his amazing collection of old dirty carbon, I want to expand beyond the forgies I have and like to other old carbon brands (I guess they will mostly be made out of 1095??)

    Anyway, I know nothing about any old carbon except for forgies because I bought a couple on the bay before they went crazy expensive in price and was looking for advice on what to look for in other brands, things to be wary of etc..

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    shapleigh hammer forge, Robeson, Meridien, Universal, Case XX, Winchester, Clyde, John Ward, AETNA,Russel green river works, Vintage Dexter, Harrington, LF&C, Latham & Owen, Vintage Ontario Knife Works, Queen, Burns and a bunch of unmarked American Vintage Carbon blades. These are just a few companies off the top of my head.
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    forgot, camillus, foster bros. and wearever
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    BOOM. Now that's a recommendation. Thanks Son.

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    Thanks Son your are awesome....

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    Son is an encyclopedia in these matters. Watch for bents, warps, overgrinds.

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    Were Cattaraugus any good? I guess they were tied in with Case somehow. I have a razor from them that's quite nice.

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    Pay close attention to photos. There is alot of vintage carbon crap on the bay. There are many many oversharpened chefs knives for sale that no longer cut like they should. Usually theyre a PITA to correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XooMG View Post
    Were Cattaraugus any good? I guess they were tied in with Case somehow. I have a razor from them that's quite nice.
    Was asking because I saw this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291119494758 and decided I liked the shape and size. Not ultra-cheap, but looked decent enough. Not sure if it's a plated blade or not.

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    cattaraugus made good knives. Ralph is a little expensive on most of his stuff but, he usually sells good stuff. It's not plated
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