bdev wrote:Hi Q,
That is one fantastic looking knife and definitely a keeper.
I found what I believe is your knife in the No. 2 S&M catalog reprint. The handles might be a bit different but it looks like the same pattern. Pattern number 2156. S&M called the handles Imitation Stag.
It certainly looks like you nailed it, Bruno...pattern #2156...always good to know such details...I'll make a note of that in my files for future reference. Thanks for doing the research.
Although these two aren't nearly as old as my Wharncliffe Half-Whittler, they are a couple other sweet Schatts that survived the cull and are also ones I consider keepers. They both have interior Mammoth Ivory handles. The the "Custom Shop Made" blade etch and the acorn shield on the Wharncliffe Trapper are fairly unique. I don't know how often S&M used an acorn shield on their knives, but based on my observations, it wasn't very often. The COA that came with that one says it is 1 of only 2 made.
The Teardrop/Bomber Jack isn't a pattern I collect, in fact, it's the only one I have like it in my entire collection. But, I just couldn't resist that gorgeous Mammoth Ivory...absolutely love that stuff.