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.
Not many folk collect the fixies from Schrade so I thought it would facilitate searches if they were all (more or less) in one thread easily seen. ? I like many (not all) of them, so I will post one pic of one that is (hopefully) coming to me in the mail.
I love them all, at least so far. There is one fixed blade pattern I don't like, but I won't tell you what it is, because I may be the only person in the world who doesn't like them. And this one is not it:
When the Baers acquired Schrade they did something that their ancestor, Schrade Cutlery Company NEVER did; they started making fixed blades. One pattern, the 147 assumed before long many variations. It is an old tried and true grind, great for hunting, and may have been an attempted competitor to the Western Boulder 66. As time went on, it evolved into the 497 and finally the 165OT. Here is one that you might love or hate. Does it look a little like a famous mime?
That is super Cal, do you know how many hrs it took him to do that? Here is one marked Schrade Walden N.Y. U.S.A It is a shroud knife. It was stated that it came from Schrade factory after closing. It was also stated that ir was a prototype. It is the only one I have seen.
Monte, that is an unusual knife. It is quite unfamiliar to me. Sorry to be tardy here; trying to keep this alive. Here is a low-number 165OT Schrade Walden that had some pitting. I asked HW to rehaft it in white bone, no fancy stuff; I am very pleased.