What Schrade RARE knife do you have

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: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:55 pm

Here is a Primble Stockman with slanted bolsters, marked "John Primble/Belknap Inc." on front tang and "371I" on the back. The last mark is a capital "i". Is this a Schrade-Walden knife ? or Camillus ?
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm

Here is a rather rare one, or at least not often seen S-W 835Y.
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby tongueriver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:23 pm

The Primble was made by Boker USA. The yellow 835Y knives came in celluloid first, and then Delrin. The yellow cell on those first knives was not very stable. Also, when they went to Swinden pins, The "bird eye" was moved out of the way a bit and was not actually the pin. This was in the 1960s era, of course. Any Schrade yellow celluloid should be quarantined.

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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:59 pm

Thanks Cal. I did not know that Boker USA made the Primbles. As my 835Y has birdseye rivets it must be pre ~1960 and therefore has celluloid handles ?
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby tongueriver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:44 pm

Your knife looks like celluloid from here (through the smoke; come on rain). Not all Primbles were made by Boker; some were indeed made by Schrade (think 8OT) and possibly other makers (?). Those oblique bolster ones were Bokers.

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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Roland, the catalogs last show the 835Y with the spey and pen secondary blades in 1961 and in 1962 it changes to a sheepsfoot and spey secondary blades.

I've noticed some of the same 3 5/16" size swinden stockmans have a large pen blade instead of a spey, I presume these are earlier examples as those same patterns seen usually have a regular spey blade.
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Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby tongueriver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:59 pm

This one is Delrin. It does have the 'real' pin. Big pin crack.
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks Paul, confirms mine is from before Delrin (aka "Derlin", "Hey Derlin, what's for supper tonight").
I wonder if Boker subcontracted to Camillus for the Primbles ? The bigger question is: did a manufacturer with a contract to make knives with a specified marking ever sub-contract out the work to another knife manufacturer ?
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby jxr1197 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:08 pm

I posted this in the Keen Kutter thread but it also adds to this discussion with the recent birdseyes posted. This is a black celluloid '883' (it's an 835) made for Keen Kutter in the late 50s/maybe early 60s.
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby tongueriver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:35 pm

So cute. ::tu:: I don't think I have seen a blackie before in that pattern.

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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:57 pm

That's a dandy Jason.

Cal, what do you mean by the "real" pin?
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby Jacknifeben » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm

This might be a “rare” SCHRADE?. Jack knife ben contracted these back in the 30,s. Master blade is ink etched JACK KNIFE BEN HANDY DANDY.
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:38 pm

Jacknifeben wrote:This might be a “rare” SCHRADE?. Jack knife ben contracted these back in the 30,s. Master blade is ink etched JACK KNIFE BEN HANDY DANDY.


That's the same as a cut S8373, definitely not common to find.
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Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby tongueriver » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:18 pm

another one.
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Re: What Schrade RARE knife do you have

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

WOW ! What a knife ! Beautiful old classic Cattle knife and MINT !
Calvin you have a number of outstanding knives and for sure this is one of them.
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