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

Postby tongueriver » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Great TL-29, Mustanger! My notes say 1967 (ish) on those for Sears. The 204-S was also earlier done up in cocobola. The "S" stands for shackle. And here is a companion to yours, also from about the same time. 3/4 inches thick with three springs.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby tongueriver » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:22 pm

Here is a pre-1947 version with a lockback instead of a linerlock.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby Mustanger » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:03 pm

tongueriver wrote:Great TL-29, Mustanger! My notes say 1967 (ish) on those for Sears. The 204-S was also earlier done up in cocobola. The "S" stands for shackle. And here is a companion to yours, also from about the same time. 3/4 inches thick with three springs.


1967-ish was my best guess for the ones with the saw blade. I based that guess on when the, one year only, Craftsman 9555 utility knife was released in '67 with the saw blade. I had no idea about the Delrin 204S. I know it continued a little past 1972 from tang stamps I've seen. My notes from Michael Little's research of the Craftsman 9560 version of the 204S says, 'Started as an Ulster in '66, continued as SW 204 till '75'. As near as I can tell, Craftsman went to Imperial to continue making the tool with a different model number and slightly different handle scales. I have wondered what the S stood for. Ulster and Camillus used to use the term clevis and I have that stuck in my head. I overlook the word shackle a lot. Thanks.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby royal0014 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:52 am

tongueriver wrote:Here is a pre-1947 version with a lockback instead of a linerlock.

I would like to see additional picture(s) to detail the lock mechanism.
For reference and posterity.

In the catalog cut it appears the knife handle has pre-made hole for the "shackle" even though one is not in place.
Interesting .....
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby Wharnecilff » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:58 am

I picked up this pair of paratrooper knives from an estate sale. One has the cord cutter and liner-lock clip point and the other has only a clip point liner Lock. The clip point blades in both are automatic openers. Apologies for image quality.Oops..my bad..only the single blade knife is a Shrade, the one with the paracord cutter is a Camilus..apologies for the over site..
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby orvet » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:27 am

Nice electricians knife Cal, I have not seen one that have a lockback, unless it is the lock that is released by pressing down on the spear blade.

Here’s one I got a couple weeks ago, I had to reshape the tip of the spear blade as it had been broken off a little bit. I took some before pictures but can’t find them right now. I couldn’t find a match to this knife in the E Catalog, but I did find a 2053 that was the closest to this pattern, except the 2053 has a sheepfoot blade. Do you know what pattern number this is?

In addition to the tip issue there is a small chip out of the handle at the rear bolster on the mark side. None of the blades lock up on this knife, both the cutting blade and the screwdriver blade are stamped and both have long pulls. The screwdriver blade has been ground on one side. I’m sure it works well for stripping wire or scraping something. I like the peach seed bone and the shield is one of my favorite patterns.

I put up a few pictures here so you can see what it looks like.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby ea42 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:29 pm

Dale nice find! What you have there is actually a 2053. The knife in the catalog is a 2053 1/2. The 1/2 means a sheepfoot was substituted for the standard spear blade.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby orvet » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 am

Thanks for the info Eric.
Do you know if this pattern was made with a locking SD blade? I don't see any evidence that this one ever had a lock.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby ea42 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:17 pm

Dale, no locks on those teardrop models. The only knife with the spring lock, as far as I know, was the 2042, which was very similar to the TL-29. There was also a smaller, slimmer model that I seem to recall, but I think what I'm thinking of was made by Empire.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby JohnR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Picked up this Schrade Walden 804 whittler in bone, been looking for one in bone but they don't seem to pop up all that often. Knife is in decent shape but has some staining and pitting and has been poorly sharpened, still has an etch.
Would the bone handle ones have been before the synthetic handles or could the knife be purchased either way? I've always assumed bone was earlier.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby tongueriver » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:10 pm

The jigged bone 804s were 1947 to about 1960/61, when Delrin plastic took over. However, in the 1980s one could buy a "Heritage" 804 (with much different tang stamping) in smooth bone, and, I believe, stainless steel. Also nice knives.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby JohnR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:24 pm

tongueriver wrote:The jigged bone 804s were 1947 to about 1960/61, when Delrin plastic took over. However, in the 1980s one could buy a "Heritage" 804 (with much different tang stamping) in smooth bone, and, I believe, stainless steel. Also nice knives.



Thank you Cal, appreciate the information.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby KAW » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:09 am

Actually I have had this one for about a month already, but only presently came to mind to post it here...

A Schrade Cut. Co. 3" Sleeveboard Lobster; Pattern №8683T with 3 blades (pen-quill-file); bone stag, N/S tip bolsters & milled liners.
as listed in the 1926 catalog:
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I got it from Bob Pomerantz (a board member of the Wawarsing Knife Museum) at the Lehigh Valley Fall Knife show.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby dweb1897 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm

Picked this one up recently...must have been put together at the end as it has a 296Y blade
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Re: My latest Schrade

Postby Mustanger » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:43 pm

dweb1897 wrote:Picked this one up recently...must have been put together at the end as it has a 296Y blade


It's a Quail Unlimited SFO. I don't know when that edition came out but the 296Y was cataloged from '92 - '98. Some of the Smokey Mtn. Knife Works SFO, 'The Trapper', knives sport 296Y blades and they were ordered and shipped in '92. So your knife may be a near end edition or as early as '92. It seems like it was a common practice to put blades with varying tang stamps on SFO knives. And even on the Great American Outdoors series Scrimshaw trappers. I know they did an LB7 pattern for QU with the same bone and shield. Really nice knife! I like those big trappers.


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