Schrade Uncle Henry Knives

All Information Courtesy of Dale Vincent – AAPK Username: orvet

This is a list of Schrade Uncle Henry knife models. This list is based on Schrade catalogs and price list from 1973 through 2004. Thanks to LT and Larry I now have price lists or catalogs for this full range of years. This is not an all-inclusive list of Uncle Henry models, but does include some models that did not appear in the catalogs. There are undoubtedly more. The Last Year Listed column shows the year that a particular model last appeared in a Schrade catalog. The First Year Listed column shows the year that a particular model first appeared in a Schrade catalog. The Last Retail Price column shows the MSRP for the last catalog appearance.

Details on some of the knives are scarce, especially some of the ones that do not appear in any catalogs. There are some strange things that came out of the factory, such as, the 97OT with Uncle Henry Staglon handles and a single clip blade. Some of these are referred to as End of Days knives that were made after the factory closed and before the bankruptcy sale. For the most part these knives are not listed. Perhaps at some future date when I have assembled a more complete list I can add these too.

Model #: Details: First Year Listed: Last Year Listed: Last Retail Price:
5UH Lockback; 3-1/2″ w/sheath & Schrade+ steel 2003 2004 $43.95
12UH Roadie- 2-5/8 in.- single blade w/Shackle; 1996 2002 $23.45
55UH Special Edition Bruin- 3-3/4″ linerlock – See Footnote #1      
77UH Muskrat 3-7/8 in. Is not listed in any catalogs, but I did work on a Ducks Unltd. version, age unknown      
124UH Tradesman 4″ folder; clip blade w/sheath 1985 1988 $36.95
127UH Lockblade Hunter 5-1/4″; lockblade w/ sheath (not listed in 1978) Called Folding Hunter Lockblade in 1988 1973 1988 $36.95
144UH Guides Choice; 8-1/2″; 3-3/4″ blade w/sheath 1979 1982 $49.95
152UH Wolverine- 7-1/4″- w/sheath; (Uncle Henry version of 152OT) 1994 1998 $41.95
153UH Golden Spike- 9 1/4″ -5″ blade; w/sheath 1973 2004 $69.95
154UH Badger – 7-1/2 in.; blade 3-3/16″; w/sheath 1994 1997 $39.95
162UH Wolverine – 7-1/4″; 2-5/16″ blade; w/sheath; Schrade+ steel 1982 1985 $34.95
164UH Badger – 7-1/2″; 3-3/16″ blade; w/sheath; Schrade+ steel 1982 1988 $34.95
165UH Prospector – 9-1/2 in. w/sheath 1994 1997 $69.95
167UH Steelhead – 12″; 6-3/4″ blade; fillet knife; w/sheath; Schrade+ steel 1982 2004 $42.95
168UH Walleye – 10-1/2″; 5-1/4″ blade; w/sheath; Schrade+ steel 1983 1989 $30.95
171UH Pro Hunter – 10-1/2″; 5-5/8″ blade; 1973-1983 & 1990-1991; 1973 1991 $79.95
172UH Wildcat- 9-1/2″ – 5″ – clip blade; linerlock 1990 1993 $57.95
197UH Cat Paw – 3-5/8″ – linerlock, Turkish clip blade;. 1980 1989 $19.95
227UH Folding Bowie- 5-1/4″ – clip & skinning blades; 1973 1986 $41.95
285UH Pro Trapper – 3 7/8″ – Clip & spey blades (appears in 2002 Shortline but not in Retail Price List) 1973 2002 $34.95
705UH Chairman – 2-3/4″ – pen blade & file blade; 1984 1988 $20.95
706UH Gentleman Jim – 2-3/4″- clip & pen blades; 1985 1988 $20.95
707UH See Footnote #2 1984 1985  
707UH Gambler – 2-3/4″ – pen blade and scissors, 1991 1994 $28.95
804UH Journeyman -2-3/4″ – clip & pen blades; w/shackle; 1997 2001 $33.95
807UH J.R.- 2 3/4″ – stockman 1985 2004 $36.45
833UH Prairie Jack – 3-5/16″ clip & pen blades, 1989 1995 $26.95
834UH Rancher – 3 5/16″ stockman; New in 1989 shortline & called Trailmaster was called Rancher in 1990 1989 2004 $39.45
877UH Pro Skinner – 3-1/8″ muskrat w/gut hook in one blade; 1990 1991 $34.95
885UH King Ranch – 4″ stockman – name changed to Senior Ranch in 2002 1973 2004 $44.45
892UH See Footnote #2 1984 1985  
897UH Signature Premium Stock – 3 9/16″; stockman pattern 1973 2004 $39.45
LB1 Cub- 2-1/4″ – lockback wood handles; w/shackle 1981 1996 $32.95
LB2 Lit’l Bear – 2-3/8″ lockback w/shackle & Staglon handles – circa mid to late 1980s – See Footnote #3 circa 1987 circa 1990  
LB3 Brown Bear – 3″ lockback; wood handles; w/sheath 1982 1995 $39.95
LB4 I.V.L.B. 3-1/2″ lockback; w/sheath; – See Footnote #4 1980 1985  
LB5 Smokey – 3-3/4″ lockback; wood handles; w/Sheath 1981 2001 $55.95
LB7 Bear Paw – 5″ lockback; wood handles; w/Sheath 1979 2004 $62.95
LB8 Papa Bear – 5″ lockback; Staglon handle; w/Sheath 1981 2000 $62.95

Footnotes:

  1. The 55UH was a special run exclusively for Wal-Mart in 2002 and sold exclusively by them. The 55UH does not appear in any Schrade line catalogs.

    Source- A Catalog History of Schrade Knives by Robert Clemente, 2003. This book is an excellent resource for any serious Schrade Collector. The book is available directly from Robert as majormarketing@charter.net

    Note: Robert lists the knife as 4 inches; though the only one I have is 3-3/4 inches. It has been said many times that; Schrade made knives not catalogs. The early catalogs seemed to be more accurate, listing knives in 1/16 inch. This concern for precision is not reflected in the later catalogs.

  2. In 1984 Schrade made 2 new UH knives, the 707UH and the 892UH, in very low numbers. These were produced for only 2 years each being built on an existing 3rd Generation frame. The 707UH was later released in 1991 in a completely different configuration with a single blade and a small scissor. – Larry Vickery

    Be sure to look at the pictures of the knives listed and a great deal more at Larry’s web site;
    http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us

  3. A special edition knife made exclusively for & sold by K-Mart. The LB2 did not appear in any regular Schrade line catalog. Product dates are unknown, but are circa mid 1980s.
         Source- A Catalog History of Schrade Knives by Robert Clemente, 2003.

  4. In 1980 Schrade produced a new knife, which they initially named the I.V.L.B. that in fact was the LB4. The knife was produced until 1985 with a total of 5107 knives being shipped. In 1983 Schrade introduced a pattern line called the “3rd Generation” consisting of 7 knives one of which was the C641 built on the same frame as the I.V.L.B. I cannot find any I.V.L.B. having been built that year. – Larry Vickery

 

 


 

This list is a work in progress. I hope to be adding some of the Open Stock knives, as well as some of the scrimshaw and some of the special addition knives, plus the later knives such as the AV2, CH4, SLW2, etc. This is definitely not the last word in Schrade numbering and prices. This is merely a beginning point and I hope to update this as I get new information.

If you have information on an Uncle Henry knife that is not listed, please feel free to email it to me for a later update. My email is: orvet@comcast.net

Enjoy Schrade collecting!
Dale