What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

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: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby jxr1197 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:47 am

treefarmer wrote:The stamp is the '46-'73 mark, USA w/o the periods. Is that time frame '46-'73 as close as this one can be nailed down?


I would think the bone handles close the gap to '46-'61 or so and the milled back probably makes mid-fifties more likely for the top side of the range. So maybe '46-'55ish?
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 am

jxr1197 wrote:
treefarmer wrote:The stamp is the '46-'73 mark, USA w/o the periods. Is that time frame '46-'73 as close as this one can be nailed down?


I would think the bone handles close the gap to '46-'61 or so and the milled back probably makes mid-fifties more likely for the top side of the range. So maybe '46-'55ish?


It's hard to nail it down for sure, it's safe to say '46-'61 as that's when it shows in the catalogs described with bone handles.

The 1954 catalog describes the milled back...
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...but the 1961 catalog does not. The catalogs in between '54-'61 only describe the pattern number, handle material, length and price. No other details are given in the catalogs between these years. Notice this also does not describe whether the large blade was polished on one side, though it likely was. It's also likely it still had the milled back but maybe also had the red wavy jig bone that was used in the last S-W days before bone ended.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby tongueriver » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:52 pm

They added USA to the stamps about 1951 to 1955 (???), and quit using bone about 1960 or 1961.

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby treefarmer » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:17 pm

Thanks for the information, fellers! ::handshake:: Every once in a while, an old "rough" knife really gets my attention, this is one of them. ::hmm::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm

It's worn but doesn't look too rough, and is a very desireable pattern! It looks much better than some schrades I own that I would definitely say are rough.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby peanut740 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:18 am

Scrape Walden 208 stainless bone toothpick with a King Kutter Hand Made etch.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby tongueriver » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:04 am

That pretty knife would allow for some pickin' and grinnin.' ::tu::

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby tongueriver » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:46 pm

A little pepper, but otherwise not used. Uncommon.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby peanut740 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:44 pm

That is one you don't see a lot of Cal. ::tu::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:34 am

Schrade Walden 124 ? I have not ever seen this pattern before. Schrade also used "124" for the Uncle Henry 4" Folding Hunter, the 124UH. A bit odd to use same number for different patterns even though from a different era.
Here is my newest Schrade, a 225H. This is the same knife as a 227UH and the 25OT and all 3 were made concurrently. This Schrade/USA 225H would be from 1972 until ?, not sure, maybe early 1980"s ?
Handles are Delrin and the shield has a Yin-Yang symbol over "ASTEN". I have seen Schrade Rope knives with "Asten Felts" etch. I believe this was a company that made felt wheels used in processing wood pulp to paper.
This knife has been very lightly used but blades never resharpened. Note that blade tips are original. Many of the Schrade Folding Hunters have rounded tips, so i think this is a great find.
Sheath is the older style for the Folding Hunter but has "Uncle Henry" on it so might not be original. Regardless i like it, a lot, sheath & knife.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby tongueriver » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:57 am

The Schrade folding hunter in various versions is still (since 2007) one of my favorite patterns. I am sorry to have released one that they made for BUCK with a wonda-edge secondary. It turned out to be an extremely rare item. :(

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby jxr1197 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:56 pm

New to me this week is this SS8813 :D - the bone is perfect and all three blades snap as hard as new. It's been used and cleaned. Lot's of surface scratches and the clip blade is just barely tipped.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 pm

Very nice indeed, an early Schrade Cut Co. stainless. I had one and have seen others of this pattern with a chunk of steel missing from master blade. The early stainless steel formulas or tempering still needed tweaking.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby bhuber » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:44 pm

I recently found this hiding in a display case at a local antique shop. I put a little oil in the pivot’s and sharpened the blade. This one has seen a lot of pocket time but still has a lot of snap, and not too much blade play.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Schrade?

Postby JAMESC41001 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:43 am

Got this one to add here.
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