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Offline Sarge

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Cattaraugus 225Q
« on: January 31, 2018, 08:01:20 PM »
Finally sprung for a Quartermaster. I've looked at several at gun shows, looked at a bunch on eBay, and even bid on a few. Won the bid on this on Sunday and got it in the mail today.


It's no museum piece but it has a nice blade and the leather handle and sheath are intact. I've seen them in worse condition go for more than this one. It didn't take me long to cut myself with it so it has been christened.

I'm already looking for an upgrade...
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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 08:20:14 PM »
That?s nice looking, congrats!  There?s something familiar about that knife but I can?t put my finger on it at the moment

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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »
I've always admired that name. Should have given it to a son. I never owned one of their knives, but they sure made an excellent razor.

What is an upgrade? You mean you're not satisfied with the knife? You are going to upgrade your stone ya got there? Of course Pike is one of the great names of old timey hones. What kind, grade of grit is that one.

The Cat looks only a month old to me. Looks fun to use
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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 08:40:16 PM »
That?s nice looking, congrats!  There?s something familiar about that knife but I can?t put my finger on it at the moment
Uhh, you didn't just sell it on eBay did you? haha

I've always admired that name. Should have given it to a son. I never owned one of their knives, but they sure made an excellent razor.

What is an upgrade? You mean you're not satisfied with the knife? You are going to upgrade your stone ya got there? Of course Pike is one of the great names of old timey hones. What kind, grade of grit is that one.

The Cat looks only a month old to me. Looks fun to use
Yep, it's a cool name.

I'm happy with the knife - I'll just be on the lookout for a another one to maybe upgrade.

Not sure what the grit is on the stone. The box just says course & fine. I've only ever used the fine side. It's a great stone.
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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 08:57:07 PM »
Yeah, that?s it lmao!!!


No, honestly it seems like someone in my family had one when i was younger, but I just can?t remember, yet it really seems familiar.  I?m old.....

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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 09:04:42 PM »
Nice knife Sarge.  I have a PAL36 WWII Navy issue.  Always liked the name of the one you bought too. 
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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 10:38:00 PM »
They're a tough customer, from what I've read about them.....even tougher than most of the combat knives.  They could take lots of abuse from the quartermaster who used them for everything from a hammer to a prybar for open shipping crates.

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Re: Cattaraugus 225Q
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 06:51:59 AM »
The knife is a beast but it feels good in hand. The heavy pommel gives it a decent balance.

I like the PAL36, too. I've looked at them on eBay also.
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