Written by David L. Weber

Paperback book – 6 1/2 x 9 1/2″ with 128 pages.Straddling Crawford, Venango, and Warren Counties in northwestern Pennsylvania, Titusville was founded by surveyor and land agent Jonathan Titus in 1796. Most of Titusville’s growth
 stemmed from the completion of the world’s first successful commercially drilled oil well by Edwin L. Drake and William A. Smith in August 1859; but petroleum was not the only major factor in the town’s economy. Significant developments in agriculture, steel production, b
oiler and radiator manufacturing, defense and aerospace-related contracting, plastics, textiles, and cutlery manufacturing have also taken place in Oil Creek Valley.
Through photographs from private collections and Titusville Historical Society, Around Titusville tells the story of the town’s evolution, its contributions to Pennsylvania’s (and America’s) industrial development, and events that changed world history.David L. Weber is a freelance writer and historical researcher and consultant. He is a lifelong resident of Pleasantville and vice president of the Titusville Historical Society. His work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Books are $19.95 each and can be purchased by contacting Chris in our sales department at (814) 827-3411.


Written by David L. Anthony

A newly  published book (Copyright 2010) by David L. Anthony, Foreword by Mark D. Zalesky  (Editor of Knife World Magazine), tells the history of the original Northfield and Tidioute brands and the story of Great Eastern Cutlery and why they use these brands. The paperback book features 150+ pages of interesting stories and facts, black and white and color photos both vintage and modern,
2006 – 2009 G.E.C. production list as well as a copy of an original 1869 Northfield Knife Company catalog.

Book size is 10 3/4 x 8 1/4.  $19.95.

To purchase your copy of this must have book for any collector, please visit our online store page or feel free to call us or email us at 814-827-3411 or

TIDIOUTE – A Town With An Edge

Written by David L. Anthony

Paperback – 125 pages – 6″ x 9″ – $13.95
Black and white photos and illustrations.

Tidioute – Nestled in a remote area of Pennsylvania, the small town of Tidioute became home to five cutlery manufacturers starting in the late 1800’s. Although no longer in existance, these businesses produced some of the finest collectible knives and razors ever.

David L. Anthony has collected antique pocket knives for more than thirty-five years.  He has authored several articles in Knife World Magazine on collecting antique cutlery.  He grew up in the “Magic Circle” of cutlery manufacturers in Pennsylvania.

Tidioute – A Town With An Edge is a must-have for any serious collector of antique knives, particularly those manufactured in Tidioute, Pennsylvania.
The book can be purchased from our sales department – 814-827-3411.


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