Ram's Horn

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by boykinlp, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I have been lusting after a Ram's Horn knife for quite awhile. I got my this one today. Here is what I know. It is a Canal Street Cutlery Drop Point Hunter designed by D'holder. The tang, blade, and bolster are all one piece. I think that is kinda cool. It feels great in my hand. I think the Ram's Horn is really nice too. The knife has a super clean look since it has nothing stamped on the tang, blade, or bolster.

    The box end has some numbers on it and I was hoping you folks could tell me what they mean. It has CSC-AGD78RH and Item #1796378 and 057. I believe 057 means it is number 57 out of 100. I guess the item number is Canal Street's way to identify this particular knife. Not sure what the other number is. I was wondering what steel it is made from and what year it was made in? I would appreciate any information you folks could give me. Here are a few pictures:
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  2. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Tang,blade and bolster all one piece= integral style knife. Very nice. Since it's not stamped it's probably a fake and you should send it to me to get rid of.--:)--KV
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  3. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Possibly the green label was from A G Russell being the distributor. Have seen them before but not sure of the origin.
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  4. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    @ea42 may be able to shed some light for you.
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  5. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    If my memory is correct they were made with 440C stainless. Beautiful knife!
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  6. neal70


    Jun 3, 2015
    RH May refer to a Right Hand sheath? I thought some of these were D2, but I certainly could be thinking of a different model...
    Thanks, Neal
  7. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I believe the RH is for Ram Horn. Where is Eric?!
  8. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Use Google. All I did was search for “Canal Street Cutlery D’Holder” and got plenty of search results of that exact same pattern in various handle materials. That should give you all of the specifications you need.

    Looks like the blade steel is 19C27 Sandvik.
  9. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Cool piece!
  10. Pinemoon


    Mar 25, 2005
    I second the A.G. Russell thought. Those green stickers look familiar.
    Call or email them and you'll get the information.
    Very nice knife :thumbsup:
  11. akguy59


    Aug 19, 2017
    Great find. That is a really nice looking knife. I've always thought ram's horn was a very classy looking material and that knife proves it.
  12. Shurke

    Shurke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Nice grab, Larry. That's a beauty! Lots of great character in that horn.

    The steel on these D'holder designed drop points is a stainless Sandvik 19c27. I don't know how long the pattern was in production, but I have an elk handled one that was made in 2012.

    As others have said, CSC-AGD78RH is an AG Russel inventory label. And you're correct that 057 is the serial number, though it's impossible to say if they stopped production at exactly 100.

    Item #1796378 is the CSC code for the knife. Below is the key for the CSC numbering system.

    1st number from left (1 thru 9) = Number of Blades.
    2nd number from left (1 thru 9) = Bolster material.
    ....1 = Nickel Silver
    ....2 = Brass
    ....3 = Stainless Steel
    ....4 = Sterling Silver
    ....5 = Gold
    ....6 = Titanium
    ....7 = Custom
    3rd Number from left (1 thru 9) = Type of Blade Steel
    ....1 = 1095 high carbon
    ....2 = 420 high carbon
    ....3 = D2
    ....4 = BG 42
    ....5 = 440C
    ....6 = ATS 34
    ....7 = S30V
    ....8 = Stainless Damascus
    ....9 = Custom
    4th Number from the left (1 thru 9) = Handle Material.
    ....1 = Natural Wood
    ....2 = Stabilized Wood
    ....3 = Stagged Bone
    ....4 = Smooth Bone
    ....5 = Patterned Bone
    ....6 = Natural Horn
    ....7 = Mother of Pearl
    ....8 = Blacklip Pearl
    ....9 = Custom
    5th, 6th, & 7th Numbers from the left = Pattern Type.
    ....01 = Jack Knife
    ....02 = Stockman (medium square bolsters)
    ....03 = Stockman (large serpentine)
    ....04 = Trapper
    ....05 = Muskrat
    ....06 = Whittler
    ....07 = Swing Guard Lockback
    ....08 = Congress
    ....09 = Folding Hunter
    ....10 = Doctor’s Knife
    ....11 = Pen Knife
    ....12 = Rigid Skinning Knife
    ....13 = Rigid Drop Point
    ....14 thru 30 are reserved for future Canal Street patterns
    ....31 thru 999 are reserved for Custom and Limited Edition patterns
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