Schrade Tools

All Information Courtesy of Dale Vincent – AAPK Username: orvet

Throughout Schrade’s history they were a company that excelled in new innovations. This is evident in some of the tools they manufactured. These are of particular interest to me.

The Tradesman line first appears in my 1991 Retail Price List. These are a less expensive line of knives and tools, but in my experience are very good quality for the price. I have a number of these tools that I use personally and have been very happy with them. I especially like the putty knife and scraper (TM44 & TM45) with the large sheepfoot blade in the handle. This makes an excellent tool when repairing drywall. The knife is in the handle is used to cut away the broken sheetrock and the putty knife blade is there to spread the patching plaster. Great innovation, in my opinion.

I have most of the multi-tools on this list and have used them. For many years I carried a Leatherman Tool every day. After I purchased several of Schrade’s different multi-tools, I gave my Leatherman to a fellow headed to Africa. I don’t miss it. Even the less expensive Schrade multi-tools work at least as well as my Leatherman did, and are more comfortable to use.

My favorite Schrade tool is the Toughgrip. I use one regularly in my shop. I showed one to my Dad and had to give him one. He carries it regularly on the farm and says it is heavy enough to use for fencing. There are two basic models of the Toughgrip, the ST6 & the ST6H. The ST6H has a small screwdriver instead of the can opener on the ST6. This tool is a collaboration between Schrade and Vice Grip. In addition to the two models sold by Schrade, there was a third model sold exclusively by Vice Grip. This model had the large locking jaws on it, similar to the current Vice Grip model #26SG.

I have nothing from the Apex, Jackmaster or Diamond Edge Plus lines in any of my catalogs prior to 1989. I am not sure what the reason for this is. The Jackmaster and Diamond Edge names are old Imperial names, (Diamond Edge was acquired by Imperial from Shapleigh Hardware). The inclusion of these knives in the Schrade catalogs may have been an effort to combine the products within the Imperial/Schrade family. It is also possible that they were new products introduced in 1989.

The Apex and Tradesman brands were made primarily at the Schrade plant in Ireland.

This list of tools and knives are taken from the shortline catalogs, Retail and Distributor price lists from 1973 through 2004. The shortcoming of my list is that I do not have Retail or Distributor price lists for all those years. These lists seem to be more complete and have more products listed in them than the shortline catalogs do. Someone who has the full range of Distributor or Retail price lists might come up with a few different dates, but I have to work with what I have. Here’s the result.

Enjoy Schrade collecting,
Dale Vincent

Model #: Details: First Year Listed: Last Year Listed: Last MSRP:
SCHRADE TOOLS
SK1 5″ closed; Sharpening Stick; diamond coated 2000 2004 $14.99
SK3 Knife Care Kit 2000 2000 $5.99
SSK5 Superknife 3 1/2 in. Handle Size Liner Lock, Chrome – accepts standard utility knife blades ; made in China 2004 2004 $14.95
SSK5B Superknife 3 1/2 in. Handle Size Liner Lock, Black – accepts standard utility knife blades; made in China 2004 2004 $14.95
ST1L Schrade Tough Tool 4 3/4 in. closed, 7 in. open, w/Leather Sheath 1997 2002 $79.95
ST1N Schrade Tough Tool 4 3/4 in. closed, 7 in. open, w/Nylon Sheath 1997 2004 $79.95
ST2 Schrade Tough Chip 2 1/2 in. closed, 4 1/4 in open 1999 2002 $32.95
ST2L Schrade Tough Chip 2 1/2 in. closed, 4 1/4 in open; w/leather sheath 2000 2000 $36.95
ST2N Schrade Tough Chip 2 1/2 in. closed, 4 1/4 in open w/Nylon Sheath 2000 2003 $36.95
ST5E Schrade Tough Tool 4 3/4 in. closed, w/adjustable pliers head 2003 2003 $79.95
TOUGHGRIP
ST6 Toughgrip Tool- 7 in.- Vise Grip multi-tool 2002 2002 $33.95
ST6H Toughgrip Tool- 7 in.- Vise Grip multi-tool- small screwdriver replaces the can opener on the ST6l 2002 2003 $33.95
ST6P Toughgrip Tool- 7 in.- Vise Grip multi-tool- w/Pouch 2002 2002 $36.95
ST6HP Toughgrip Tool- 7 in.- Vise Grip multi-tool- w/Pouch- small screwdriver replaces the can opener on the ST6l 2002 2002 $36.95
TRADESMAN KNIVES & TOOLS
TM1 4-1/8″ Hawkbill 1991 2004 $11.95
TM2 3-3/4″ Screwdriver Knife (Electrician knife) 1991 2004 $13.95
TM3 3-3/4″ Master Tri-Blade; Hawk bill, drop point, screwdriver blades 1991 2001 $15.95
TM4 3-1/4″ Utility 3-Blade;clip point, scalloped blades & awl 1991 2001 $12.95
TM5 4-1/8″ Dual Edge; lockback; clip laid partially serrated 1991 2004 $14.95
TM6 4″ Bladesaw. w/ clip blade & saw blade- Ireland 1991 1993 $24.95
TM7 2-3/8″; mini lockback; w/shackle 1993 2004 $9.95
TM8 8-3/8″; Utility Shears 1993 2004 $12.95
TM9 4″ Sheepfoot Lockblade 1994 2000 $11.95
TM20 6″ Anvil Pruning Shear; 1998 2002 $9.95
TM30 3-3/4″ Utility Sheepfoot; (called a sheepfoot but has spear point blade) 1998 2000 $8.95
TM44 8″; Scraper w/ knife blade in handle 1999 2002 $16.95
TM45 8″; Putty Knife w/ knife blade in handle 1999 2002 $16.95
TM46 3 in 1 Tool- Utility blade, Putty & Scraper Blade (like TM44 & TM45 with exchangeable blades) 2002 2002 $18.95
TM48 Glass Scraper w/folding blade in handle 2002 2002 $12.95
TM49 Drywall Saw w/folding blade in handle 2002 2002 $13.95
TM71 8-3/8″ overall; T-Bevel Plus w/ Scribe & 2 bubble level 1999 2002 $17.95
TMT1 10 Function Folding Pliers; (was listed as $29.95 in 2003 but dropped to $14.95 in 2004) 2001 2004 $14.95
TMT2 10 Function Folding Snips 2002 2002 $29.95
TMT11 Tradesman Multi-tool 2004 2004 $19.95
APEX KNIVES & TOOLS
AP1 2-3/8″ lockback, Zytel handle 1990 2003 $9.95
AP5 4-1/8″; Lockback, Zytel handle 1989 2004 $13.95
AP6 4″ Clip blade & saw blade, Zytel handle 1990 1992 $24.95
AP8 8-3/8″ overall length Utility Shears 1996 2004 $12.95
AP12 7-1/4″ Rigid Blade; fixed blade drop point w/sheath, Zytel handle 1989 2003 $14.95
AP13 8″ Skinning Blade; fixed blade clip blade w/sheath, Zytel handle 1996 2003 $15.95
AP14 7-1/4″ Serrated Rigid Blade; w/sheath, Zytel handle 1996 2003 $16.95
AP15 10″ Fillet knife w/sheath, Zytel handle 1989   $11.95
AP16 11″ Fillet knife, Zytel handle 1989 2004 $14.95
AP21 3-3/16″ Barlow; single clip blade, Zytel handle 1989 1990 $5.95
AP22 3-3/8″; Barlow; wide clip & pen blade, Zytel handle 1989 2003 $9.95
AP23 2-3/4″, Pen knife; pen & clip blade, opposite ends, Zytel handle 1989 2001 $8.95
AP25 3-1/4″ clip & pen blade, Zytel handle 1989 1992 $9.95
AP26 3-1/4″ stockman, Zytel handle 1989 2003 $12.45
AP35 3-1/8″Tradesman single blade- lock back 2003 2004 $11.95
AP51 4″ Trophy Series Lockback; wildlife picture on handle 1991 1992 $24.95
AP52 4″ Trophy Series Lockback; wildlife picture on handle 1991 1992 $19.95
AP53 4″ Trophy Series Lockback; wildlife picture on handle 1991 1992 $19.95
AP55 4″ single blade lock back 2003 2004 $14.95
APT1 10 Function Tool- wildlife scene handles 2001 2003 $29.95
GOLF TOOL
GT1 3-3/8″ golf tool, green & ivory colored handles; also available in grey & black handles & with gift box packaging

Contained; pen blade, ball marker, brush/divot tool, cleat wrench, pocket clip

1999 2003 $24.95
JACKMASTER
278 3-3/8″ Barlow, pen & clip blade 1989 2004 $6.95
509 3-1/8″ Jackknife; single blade 1994 1995 $4.95
509W 3-1/8″ Jackknife; (white) single blade 1994 1994 $4.95
615 3-3/4″ Camp Knife, drop point, can opener, awl, bottle opener/screwdriver 1989 2004 $7.95
801 3-1/8″ Jack Knife; pen & clip blade 1989 2004 $6.95
803 3-3/8″ Barlow 1989 1995 $6.95
804S 3-1/4″ slim peanut 1989 1992 $5.95
805P 2 blade jack 1989 1989 $5.49
811 4-1/4″ fish knife 1989 1995 $6.95
818 3-3/4 Kamp King 1989 1995 $7.95
825P 2-3/4″ pen & clip blade 1989 1993 $6.95
871 4-3/4″ Barlow 1989 1992 $5.95
873 4″ stockman 1989 1992 $6.95
943 4-1/4″ Fish knife, clip blade & fish scaler/hook remover 1989 2003 $6.95
JM305 3-1/8″ Mystery Knife; single blade 1989 1993 $4.95
MKF1 3-3/4″ Utility Knife (camp knife) 1993 1993 $7.95
DIAMOND EDGE PLUS
DE552 clip & pen blades (opposing ends); Zytel handle 1989 1996 $7.95
DE553 Single blade lockback; Zytel handle 1989 1996 $10.95
DE557 Multi-blade Camp Knife 1989 1989 $16.29
DE559 3 blade clip, pen & spey blades; Zytel handle 1989 1996 $10.95
Captain
A small knife for the keyring like the Swiss Army Classic with DeraLens Handles & Schrade+ steel
DL2B 2-5/16″; Captain Black; pen blade, nail file, scissors 1987 1990 $19.95
DL2R 2-5/16″; Captain Red; pen blade, nail file, scissors 1987 1990 $19.95
CENTURY
This is a line of Swiss Army type knives made for Schrade in Germany.
CN11 Genesis 2-5/8″ 1993 1999 $13.00
CN21 Star 2-5/8″ 1993 1998 $19.00
CN22 Star Black 2-5/8″ 1993 1996 $19.00
CN31 Steward 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $20.00
CN41 Pulsar 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $21.00
CN51 Omega 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $27.00
CN61 Mercury 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $27.00
CN71 Gemini 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $31.00
CN81 Orion 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $40.00
CN91 Apollo 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $44.00
CN101 Galaxy 3-5/8″ 1993 1999 $48.00
CN111 Endeavor 3-5/8″ 1994 1999 $20.00
CN121 Discovery 3-5/8″ 1995 1999 $12.00