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 bladecollectorr » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:32 pm

Seller accepted my offer on a liitle "108DU Gentleman's Pocket Knife by DU Canada". I like the handles and Canadian-content etch.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm

Nice. Keep your eye peeled for the DU Canada wooden handled Schrade folding hunter. And, of course, any of the Calgary Stampede knives. I gave a stag CS lockback (LB-7 type) to a fellow who did not care anything about it. Oh well.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by doglegg » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:47 pm

Sweet knife. ::tu::

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by koldgold » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:35 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Nice. Keep your eye peeled for the DU Canada wooden handled Schrade folding hunter.
This is my DU Canada "Son-of-a-Gun"... Ken.

If you like Duck Knives, have a look in this Duck Pond.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by cody6268 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:33 am

bladecollectorr wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Seller accepted my offer on a liitle "108DU Gentleman's Pocket Knife by DU Canada". I like the handles and Canadian-content etch.

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I am really getting into ISC/Ellenville era Schrades that have handles other than plastic. Looks like I'm gonna have to look out for that one! ::tu::

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by bladecollectorr » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:07 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Nice. Keep your eye peeled for the DU Canada wooden handled Schrade folding hunter. And, of course, any of the Calgary Stampede knives. I gave a stag CS lockback (LB-7 type) to a fellow who did not care anything about it. Oh well.
Thanks. I will watch for other DU Canada and Calgary Stampede knives. Schrade made some quality SFOs for both organizations that look good in the catalogs.

I want one of these sambar Quebec-version "Canards Illimites" knives but it has eluded me for many years. The very first Schrade I "collected" was an English-text black delrin knife with a similar blade and burnt stag would be even nicer.
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doglegg wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Sweet knife. ::tu::
Thanks!

koldgold wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:35 pm
This is my DU Canada "Son-of-a-Gun"... Ken.

If you like Duck Knives, have a look in this Duck Pond.
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I do like that big walnut Son-of-a-Gun. It would look good paired with the "Lightning Express" knife. Thanks for reminding me about the "Duck Pond" thread. It's been inactive too long.
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cody6268 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:33 am
I am really getting into ISC/Ellenville era Schrades that have handles other than plastic. Looks like I'm gonna have to look out for that one! ::tu::
I've basically made the same transition over the years. Delrin is a tough material and doesn't look "cheap" to me. I like what Schrade did with it but I had to basically stop buying the more common delrin Schrades so that I could afford the bone, stag, sterling and MOP when I come across it.

The handles on my Canadian 108DU look similar to these DU knives from 2000-2001. I think they are likely solid oak as well but they may be an oak "resin impregnated" Fibron-type handle.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by jxr1197 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:10 am

bladecollectorr wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:07 pm
I want one of these sambar Quebec-version "Canards Illimites" knives but it has eluded me for many years.
I have never seen that sambar Canada duck knife - WOW! Do you know what they did with the blade? Is it blued, tit-nit, tungsten, something else?
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by bladecollectorr » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:47 am

jxr1197 wrote:
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I have never seen that sambar Canada duck knife - WOW! Do you know what they did with the blade? Is it blued, tit-nit, tungsten, something else?
It's a hot-blued, mirror-polished, carbon blade with gold-filled etch done by Baron Technology (Baron Engraving). Both knives have the exact same blade except for the English vs French text. It's the same blade treatment as was used on some big NRA and Pearl Harbor bowies and the most commonly seen DU153 Golden Spike etc. It's a black mirror (good tv show!). You can see your reflection on these blades.

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DU153 description as posted by lrv elsewhere:
The DU153 from 2000
"Special 153 with Black Delrin handles, Blued Carbon blade with gold etch, antique brass handle shield, polished brass guard and hallmark. Plain white box will be screened with gold duck head and Ducks Unlimited." Order was for 3000-3500 with a ship date of 11/00."
Many years ago, I phoned Baron myself to discuss these blades. I think they are super attractive so I wanted to get the info on them right. They certainly remembered when they were doing (much) work for Schrade and were very helpful.

Baron did the bluing and the etching on these. First the 1095 blades were mirror polished, then etched, then gold plating was added and lastly they were "gun-blued" (hot blued) as per Tom Lent who was Baron's Custom Shop Manager when I spoke to him.

Here's more pics of my DU 2000 lockback knife including a blade close-up. I'm on the fence about having it re-handled with something spectacular. I saw one re-done in mammoth that was ultra-nice. That would seemingly be easier than finding the Quebec knife. I think these blued blades deserve better than delrin. The bowies all got stag.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:19 pm

Unbelievable wealth of obscure information, here, Bladecollectorr! And beautiful knives. Yes, I think ivory, or, to a lesser degree, MOP. Thanks for a good morning show to go with my 3 cups of strong coffee!

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by jxr1197 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:37 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Unbelievable wealth of obscure information, here, Bladecollectorr! And beautiful knives. Yes, I think ivory, or, to a lesser degree, MOP. Thanks for a good morning show to go with my 3 cups of strong coffee!

Well said - great info BC!
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:41 pm

"great info BC!"
Yes, and I am thinking BC would be a good one for "before Chinese." LOL.

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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by bladecollectorr » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:01 pm

These made-for-SMKW "New York Knife Co" branded SFOs occasionally show up online and they are usually pretty pricey. This one I got for $75USD shipping included. Holding out for an even lower price seemed unrealistic for one of these Sharp Fingers so I pulled the trigger.

I think the sambar on this example is very well matched. I'm super happy to add this knife to my Schrade collection. It appears that 500 of these NYK152S knives were produced and there were 5 knives in this 1995 series.

As per Codger elsewhere:
In 1995 SMKW ordered a series of burnt stag handled stainless knives with nostalgia marking, New York Knife Co. Walden. Schrade made 4 patterns of these stag handled NYK knives for SMKW in 1995. NYK8s, NYK34S, NYK77S and NYK94S 1500 each delivered 500 per month Jul – September along with a matching Sharpfinger, NYK152S. The series used a modified Empire shield. The NYK152S was still offered in the July 1997 catalog which stated 500 pieces made.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by tongueriver » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:38 pm

890 pattern 3.5 inches, Schrade Walden. I believe this bone jigging to be late 1950s. I am tickled with this new one.
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by treefarmer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:30 pm

That one is a real prize! ::tu::
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Re: My latest Schrade

Post by TPK » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:06 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:38 pm
890 pattern 3.5 inches, Schrade Walden. I believe this bone jigging to be late 1950s. I am tickled with this new one.
Wow! :shock: Beautiful find! ::nod:: ::handshake::
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