SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

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.

This forum is dedicated to the knives that are the legacy of this company. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:05 pm

Here's a battle worn old Schrade 881
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And a Heritage series 1983 smooth brown bone trapper
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Jigslinger » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:44 pm

When I was a kid I thought Schrade knives were inferior because they would rust. I didn't know the difference between stainless and carbon steels. However, they were available and priced where I could afford them (from kid through college) so I acquired a couple dozen of various patterns over the years. Now that I do know more about steel, I have rediscovered these knives and they are some of my favorites. All my Schrade knives are extremely well made with regard to fit and finish. They are tough as woodpecker lips and I love the old carbon 1095. Now that the USA made ones no longer being made, they are that much more desirable to me. I've got an Old Timer baby stockman in my pocket right now and she is a fine little beauty.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby tongueriver » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Jigslinger wrote: They are tough as woodpecker lips.


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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby kryptonite » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:16 am

I just got back from working on a site in the deep south with 3 older gentleman. Very friendly folk offering me Little Debbie snacks every lunch. All of them pulled out a Schrade OT whenever they needed to cut something throughout the course of the day.

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Postby thawk » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:54 am

kryptonite wrote:I just got back from working on a site in the deep south with 3 older gentleman. Very friendly folk offering me Little Debbie snacks every lunch. All of them pulled out a Schrade OT whenever they needed to cut something throughout the course of the day.

Old Timers and Little Debbie snack cakes. Sounds like a good time to me. I like the Nutty Bars...

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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Old Hunter » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Now Hawk, you ain't taking liberties with Little Debbie are you? :oops: :oops:
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby orvet » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:51 pm

I have been looking for a reasonably priced 14OT for about 6 years.
I found one last Saturday at the OKCA Mini-Show in Eugene Oregon.
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A fellow had an older Wall display with the 13OT & 14OT in it, for display only, not for sale.
I was admiring it and asked him if he had another 14OT he would sell.
He pulled this one out and said it had originally been the display but was starting to spot, so he replaced it with a mint example and was doing that with all the knives in the display.
I asked him how much he wanted for the 14 and he said $40.
I said "Sold!" & handed him 2 twenties before he had a chance to change his mind!

He had cleaned it up some and there are still a few pits on the blade, but not bad for the price.
Now I just need to find a sheath for it.

For me, that knife alone made it worth the trip to the show! ::tu::
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Shearer » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Dale that was a good find. I purchased a mint one with a box ,it cost me four times that.They are fairly rare in reasonable order.I am still looking for a old timer compass as you said the rarest of them all.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Ballenxj » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:53 am

My latest Schrade.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:17 am

My latest Schrade.
-Bruce
Yikes, that is a great looking stockman. Congrats! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby orvet » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:38 am

Nice one Bruce!
I like the etch on the blade and that deep jigging on the bone is real eye candy! ::tu::
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby koldgold » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:06 am

[quote="Ballenxj"]My latest Schrade.
-Bruce

I like that Stockman Bruce.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby Ballenxj » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:17 am

Thanks guys. 8) I later took a photo of the blade etching and inscription so you guys could see it better. :mrgreen:
My biggest problem is, I want to use it. :shock:
So without further adieu, here it is.
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby ratlesnake75 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Hey Guys, I came across this Mint Schrade and thought I would post it because I couldnt locate it in the Schrade Catalog. Its a Schrade Walden #298 in Genuine Stag. I am trying to find about what Year it was made?
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Re: SCHRADES MY TRUE LOVE

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:52 pm

I don't think they ever listed stag in the catalogs but they did make them. Yours does not have the early walden stamp which would read schrade (over) walden (over) ny. It also has a marked pattern number which early waldens didn't. If I were to guess I would say somewhere in the 50's. But that is just my guess.

Really prime example of a fantastic knife.
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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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