Post your Slenderino Knives

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: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby dweb1897 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:07 am

Thanks for the good words, the stag knife in the center is a sweetheart. The blades were fairly pitted on that 823 so I'm in the process of hand sanding them.
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:48 pm

Doug I like to imagine uncle henrys with genuine stag from the factory, but that one goes above and beyond.
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Looking for mint GEC 81 abilene stockmans and mint GEC slant bolster 82 dixie stockmans

Some camillus knives for trade:
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Postby dweb1897 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:30 pm

Herman once said that it was one of a set he had done for Uncle Henry's Birthday. It was sold as having come from Irv Trachtenberg's collection but it didn't have any written provenance supporting that claim. The inside liner is signed in freehand script, something I've not seen on any other H.W. knife
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby UnderDawgAl » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:33 am

Here's my first and only Slenderino -- the Craftsman 95068, sold by Sears at least during 1976-1981. It's the Sears label for the Schrade 825 pattern. I got this in the mail today from the auction site for just over $12 delivered. Click all the pics to enlarge.
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Craftsman 95068 , late 70s to early 80s


It is in great shape, with the factory edges nearly as sharp as advertised, but I'll still take the blades to 7000 grit to get them even sharper.
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Craftsman 95068 with its Amazing Cutting Action!


Here are a couple Sears catalog listings. For the first one below, the catalog has an error. The knife pictured as # 20 matches up with the text description for #21.
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Sears Power and Hand Tools Catalog 1976-1977


Here's a shot from the 1981 catalog. Looks like I got quite a deal in price compared to then.
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Sears Power and Hand Tools Catalog 1981


This Schrade pattern, the 825/895/897UH/98OT, and Case's 18 pattern are essentially identical. I have a Case 3318 that I compared to this one. The only real difference is that this one is 1/16" shorter. Still, I'll carry this ~40 year old model and add the Case to my young son's collection.

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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby dweb1897 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:11 am

UnderDawgAl, That is a good looking Craftsman. I particularly like the shield. ::tu::
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby UnderDawgAl » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:15 pm

dweb1897 wrote:UnderDawgAl, That is a good looking Craftsman. I particularly like the shield. ::tu::


Thanks for your comments. You've posted some beautiful knives yourself that certainly best mine by a country mile.

To steal a description from another member either on this forum or that other one, I am a confirmed bottomfeeder! While I would absolutely love to carry a knife in this pattern that dates back to the 40s, 50s, or 60s, my budget tends toward these late 70s-vintage off brands. I don't know how much y'all pay for those nice old knives, but I suspect it's more than I can handle. This is my 3rd Schrade-made Craftsman in the past month, all with factory edges, and I'm out of pocket less than $50 total! ::tu::

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Postby dweb1897 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:25 am

UnderDawgAl wrote:
dweb1897 wrote:UnderDawgAl, That is a good looking Craftsman. I particularly like the shield. ::tu::


Thanks for your comments. You've posted some beautiful knives yourself that certainly best mine by a country mile.

To steal a description from another member either on this forum or that other one, I am a confirmed bottomfeeder! While I would absolutely love to carry a knife in this pattern that dates back to the 40s, 50s, or 60s, my budget tends toward these late 70s-vintage off brands. I don't know how much y'all pay for those nice old knives, but I suspect it's more than I can handle. This is my 3rd Schrade-made Craftsman in the past month, all with factory edges, and I'm out of pocket less than $50 total! ::tu::

What pattern of knife do you tend to carry?
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby UnderDawgAl » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:51 am

dweb1897 wrote:What pattern of knife do you tend to carry?


I carry some type of stockman 95% of the time.

Dress clothes for work or church -- Previously Case 3318 in CV. Now it'll be this Craftsman 95068, starting tomorrow since I just hand sharpened two of the three blades tonight. These two knives are the perfect size for dress pants, they've got a great sheep's foot blade for general tasks, and that Turkish clip is perfect for slicing fruit and whatever meat I carry for lunch. However, recently I've been swapping this up with the Craftsman 95041 (made by Schrade in the tiny jack/peanut pattern). I've been carrying it primarily because I recently bought it and wanted to see if the peanut-sized knife would be to my liking, but it's just a little bit smaller than I prefer, although honestly it suffices for most of my needs.

Outdoor work, at home, around town -- Craftsman 95044 (medium stockman made by Schrade on the 8OT/881 pattern) or Case 6375 large stockman in CV. Both give me a larger, meatier sheep's foot, and I like to have the larger clip blade on hand.

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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby Mustanger » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:16 pm

I have one similar to the Craftsman above. It does not have the thumbnail cutout though.
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby UnderDawgAl » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 pm

Mustanger wrote:I have one similar to the Craftsman above. It does not have the thumbnail cutout though.


I like it! I especially like that Schrade shield. You've also posted pics of quite a few others that look superb, and I've enjoyed seeing them.

I'm carrying the Craftsman right now. I gently hand sharpened the clip and sheepsfoot blade last night, getting a nice even edge on both. I'll get the spey blade sharpened by the weekend. We'll see how often I have to polish the brass bolsters and shield since I'll now be carrying it to work everyday. I generally prefer nickel silver bolsters, but the price was right for a near mint knife in a desirable size and blade configuration. I know it has been said before by others, but I really like these Turkish clips on this and Case's 18 pattern. The blade shape suits the frame size and shape very well.

This and similar threads are what set me on the patient search for one.

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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby dweb1897 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Mustanger, you sure have some fine knives, every one looks factory fresh.
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby Mustanger » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:07 am

Thanks, Doug. I'm in the habit of polishing every new knife with Blue Magic metal polish. That black one shows some leftover Brasso on the covers from when I used to use that stuff. I couldn't see it with the naked eye and after I saw the photo I brushed it off with a toothbrush.

Dawg, I think you will be pleased to find out how well a pocket keeps your knife polished.

This is the Craftsman that I have been carrying lately.
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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby UnderDawgAl » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:18 am

Mustanger wrote:Dawg, I think you will be pleased to find out how well a pocket keeps your knife polished.

This is the Craftsman that I have been carrying lately.


I used Flitz on mine. I'll see how it wears, and then, if need be, I'll hit it with some more Flitz later.

That Craftsman 9552 looks great. I would have loved to have found that model in good condition. I'm one who likes carrying and using old tools. I haven't been able to positively nail down the dates, but I'm guessing that one dates to the 1950s or 1960s?

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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby Mustanger » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:35 am

UnderDawgAl wrote: I haven't been able to positively nail down the dates, but I'm guessing that one dates to the 1950s or 1960s?


I have a notation with this photo file that says the first year was 1966. I don't know the end date. I do know that it's cousin, the Schrade 897UH was introduced in 1967. Can't remember where I read 1966 for the Craftsman. On one of two forums, I'm sure. ::shrug::

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Re: Post your Slenderino Knives

Postby Wally Taylor » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:58 am

I don't know what Slenderino is, but my fave Schrade for 35+ years is this old 233. I know that it's Delrin, but is it still a Slenderino if it's Delrin?
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And my "new" copy of it:
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