show your uncle henry's

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.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:39 pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary the Uncle Henry knife first appeared in the schrade walden catalog.I have always thought this was the first year they were sold.Going through some of my papers for a simple post I see that like most things with schrade it's not cut and dry. Here are some pics of the original trade mark docs and an interesting invoice that was in the same folder.
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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby tongueriver » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:34 pm

Excellent information; doesn't get more exact than that. October 28th, 1965. Thank you! ::tu::

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:57 pm

My only UH, an 833.
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my fathers LB5

Postby RiverDawg24 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:05 pm

My 82 year old father gave me his Uncle Henry LB5 yesterday.

Dad worked 43 years for the United States Forest Service.

"As he recalls" he bought this knife in the early 1980's. Not sure how accurate this is. Dad's memory isn't what it once was.

However, This knife has fought forest fires from California to North Carolina and just about every state in between! It has walked many a timberline in its life and spent many nights out on fires.

I am very proud to own it and will pass it to my son one day.
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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby espn77 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:48 pm

Cool story to go with your dads knife. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby edge213 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm

Flea market find. 127UH.
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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby black mamba » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:38 pm

Here is a picture of some of mine.

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Were ALL Uncle Henry knives made with stainless steel? Some of the early ones don't have the Schrade+ stamp, but does that mean they are NOT stainless? Since that photo I added another one, a mint in box 127UH.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby tongueriver » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:46 pm

My memory is hazy about some of it, but I know for a fact that the first 153UH and the first 165UH knives were not stainless. I have an early 171UH fixed blade with the bird head pommel and I am reasonably sure that it is not stainless. I believe that the first UH folder was the 897UH and I am reasonably sure that it and all following UH folders were stainless.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby black mamba » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks, Cal, I should have been more specific. I meant the folders. I, too, have 152, 153, and 172 fixed blades with carbon steel and Staglon handles.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby tongueriver » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:13 pm

Hi, Jeff; I notice that you have come over to the dark side in the last couple years. Wait until you hold a pre-war Schrade. :shock:

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:07 am

black mamba wrote:Here is a picture of some of mine.

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Were ALL Uncle Henry knives made with stainless steel? Some of the early ones don't have the Schrade+ stamp, but does that mean they are NOT stainless? Since that photo I added another one, a mint in box 127UH.

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Very nice group of UH’s there. The 127 rounds it off nicely.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby black mamba » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:23 pm

Thank you, James, I have a couple of 897s coming in next week to add, a mid 1970s NY USA and a late '60s Schrade Walden. Pics in a couple of days.

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby JAMESC41001 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:09 pm

Looking forward to seeing some pics! I have an SW 897 in the original hinged box. It’s a fairly low serial #. Shoot me a PM I f your interested. They don’t come around to often and I already have one in my collection. Thanks for reviving the thread. These UH’s are great knives!

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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby black mamba » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:11 pm

James, the one I just received today is a mid-'70s NY USA with the belt finished edges. My understanding is these were from about 1975-'78, but any help narrowing this down even further would be greatly appreciated. The serial number on this one is S16617, and the tang stamp is:
SCHRADE
N.Y. U.S.A.
STAINLESS
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Re: show your uncle henry's

Postby JAMESC41001 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:22 pm

Wish I could be more helpful with the serial numbers. Turns out you have a 897 mark I do not. Thanks a lot. Lol now I have to shop for a knife. Funny thing is I have one of the actual tang stamps. Did your knife come with the original packaging? Sometimes it help dial in on these things. The knives pictured here are both Schrade Walden marks the one on the left is in the 21000’s the one on the right has an “A” prefix. Both have jimpping on the liners. That is a cool UH you have there. My understanding is that was only used for a short time before the SCHRADE mark without the plus sign. There were some SCHRADE knives that still carried serial numbers
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