Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 by George Schrade, and his brothers Jacob and William Schrade. In 1946 Imperial Knife Associated Companies, (IKAC; an association of Ulster Knife Co and Imperial Knife Co) purchased controlling interest in Schrade Cut Co and changed the name to Schrade Walden Cutlery. In 1973 the name was changed to Schrade Cutlery. In 2004 Schrade closed due to bankruptcy.

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby orvet » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:51 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Mosaic pins are often used by custom knife makers so ask one of them about peening.
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I never peen mosaic pins. They are only glued in place.
It you peen them you mess up the pattern.

The epoxy I use is good enough I don't need pins but they are traditional. Bear & Sons doesn't use pins but it doesn't look right to me.
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:58 pm

KJ, do those scales look similar to the Chicago knives to you?

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby gwelker62 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:28 pm

Closest example to the scales I have pictured in the OP is that jack posted by joe. But it may well be a EOD knife or an assembled from spare parts knife like I am preparing to do.

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:33 pm

Here are a few Chicago Cutlery branded knives.
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:41 pm

Very nice KJ

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:14 pm

Thank you. I think some of these Chicago Cutlery knives have Walnut wood for handles. If there is a wood 'expert' here i would like to hear their assessment as to which wood these handles are.
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby tongueriver » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:44 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Thank you. I think some of these Chicago Cutlery knives have Walnut wood for handles. If there is a wood 'expert' here i would like to hear their assessment as to which wood these handles are. kj

Roland, I am not an expert but I think you are right about the walnut. I have some kitchen knives by Chicago (with which I am not impressed) with the same wood. That is quite a batch of Chicagos which you have. Geographically speaking, I suspect you have some Ontarios? :D I once had an LB-8 Schrade lockback in genuine stag made for the Calgary Stampede which I gave away. Don't know about any B.C.s.
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:17 pm

Yes walnut sounds about right. Looking back at the original scales posted it is hard to tell if they are walnut also. Not sure if that is the best choice of handle material for kitchen cutlery. I do know that schrade made a significant push into the kitchen cutlery market and it does not seem to get talked about much.

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 am

Chicago Cutlery kitchen knives came with my ex wife when we got married 41 years ago. I still use them (chef, boner, fish, etc) and think they are excellent.
I have a stag LB7-8 commemorating something in Alberta as well, not the Stampede, some other celebration.
Pretty well no Ontarios, that's too far East for a BC'er.
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p.s. if you want to buy a batch of Chicago Cutlery folders let me know. Ya seen the pics, now see the real thing !

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby gwelker62 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:17 am

Me thinks the scales I got posted might be a rosewood. Or at least the same as what the LB7 came with. Been carving on one of them to see how a 'whittled' look, looked like. Got 6 sets, so I can afford to experiment on a couple of scales. It behaves like seasoned hickory when cutting it.
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 am

I thought the LB7 handles were impregnated wood; impregnated with a preservative might make it harder to whittle ?
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby gwelker62 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 am

I think the LB7 scales were stabilized wood. But it ain't nuttin I can't cut with a edge I put on a blade. 8) ::nod::

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby deltaboy » Wed May 03, 2017 2:19 am

Great old knifes ::tu::
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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby ea42 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:31 am

kootenay joe wrote:I thought the LB7 handles were impregnated wood; impregnated with a preservative might make it harder to whittle ?
kj


The LB7 handles were laminated wood sheets, like plywood but a lot more layers. I've got an untrimmed piece around here somewhere I'll have to dig up. There were a few exceptions like some of the special editions with curly maple, etc.

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Re: Schrade stockman w/ wood scales

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:54 am

kootenay joe wrote:Here are a few Chicago Cutlery branded knives.
kj


Did schrade make this brand? There's a chicago cutlery stockman on ebay with a fantastic saber ground and swedged master blade, if it's a schrade......well you know what I'd do :roll:
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I am looking to trade for old bone or rough black cattle knives. Especially a schrade 856.


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