My latest 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: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:15 pm

893, clearly tang-stamped, in mint condition if you can overlook the fact that it has been displayed by someone so that the Delrin is slightly faded on one side, and that there are some specks which are basically microscopic. Blades are snappy with no play, and butt up to their respective spring ends square and flush, better than usual for a Schrade. I have not been able to find any trace of one of these in any of the Schrade catalogs. This is a desirable knife, not only for its rarity and its condition, but because, in my opinion, it is a great combo of blades. The frame is the well-known 3 9/16 "slenderino." Other representatives of the frame include the ubiquitous 897UH, along with the 825SS, the non-stainless 899, 895, K-77, etc. ad infinitum.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Dan In MI » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:29 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:15 pm
It has been displayed by someone so that the Delrin is slightly faded on one side.
That's the reason I insist that my display cases, cabinets, and etc. are UV-resistant. Despite the fade, that's a nice 893. It does indeed have a nice pairing of blades!
So many knives, so few dollars.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by JAMESC41001 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:06 am

I like that knife Cal. Cool blade combo. How is it there is not more of these

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:40 pm

Nice looking knife Cal...

(personally) ... I like the way the mark side cover has darkened. It makes it sorta interesting and almost looks like bone in the pictures.

COOL!!!!

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:43 pm

It could be yours, Mike! :)

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:23 pm

Well....
I have to give my wallet a little while to recover....
I better pass for now.

Thanks Cal.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Papa Bones » Sat May 15, 2021 10:37 pm

Received this one Friday. It was a El Cheapo but seller said it had good snap and just needed some cleaning and sharpening. It is a Schrade Single Blade Florist Knife. It has the SCHRADE CUT. CO., WALDEN N.Y. Tang Stamp. On the pile side handle it has the "Say It With FLowers" etch, and front side is etched with the Business info. It was dirty when I received it. So gave it a warm mineral oil bath, then cleaned with warm dish washing liquid before cleaning inside the blade well, along with the blades. They did have some rust on them. The blade has great snap, and a positive half stop. I just need to resharpen the blade now, it is quite dull. Here are some before and after photos.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by cody6268 » Sat May 15, 2021 10:47 pm

Holub 249, basically SW 204S in Delrin and wire strippers cut into the screwdriver; and a very odd pattern along the edge that I guess aids in gripping of screws and wire. Really ugly yellow Delrin. But, for a work knife, about as practical as it can get.

Along with the three-blade Craftsman with a wood saw (just missed out on one of those by five bucks!); this is one of the harder to find modern electrician's knives. This one is gonna be a shelf queen. Camillus is the brand of all but one of the users around here. The Utica/Klein are rough quality, and prices haven't got stupid on Camillus yet.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Sat May 15, 2021 11:49 pm

The three different sized serrations in the edge are for stripping three different gauges of wire?

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by cody6268 » Sun May 16, 2021 12:18 am

tongueriver wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 11:49 pm
The three different sized serrations in the edge are for stripping three different gauges of wire?
That is what I've come to believe, yes.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Ivoryman » Fri May 21, 2021 4:48 am

Shown before, but had them both out.
Cut co jack/boys knife
Walden 895 medium stockman
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Duffer » Fri May 21, 2021 7:42 am

Those are certainly worth a second look! Very nice Schrades IM ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Ivoryman » Fri May 21, 2021 3:57 pm

Many thanks Duffer, glad ya like.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Fri May 21, 2021 4:00 pm

Fine Schrades, Ivoryman! ::tu::

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by Ivoryman » Fri May 21, 2021 4:08 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Fine Schrades, Ivoryman! ::tu::
Thanks big time TRiver, and if you didn't know already, it was seeing all the incredible Schrade knives you and KSlinger post, and hearing about the qualities of the steel and jigging and craftsmanship of Schrade that got me hunting them in the first place so I can finally post a few. Even though they don't hold a candle to all yours and KSlingers, they are still some of the coolest in my pile as far as oldies go. Hats off to you and the others who came before. I'm just copying following the example of the great posters around here.
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