Schrade 25OT

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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Schrade 25OT

Postby cbnutt » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:43 pm

What can you tell me about this 25OT, is it a latter model , I was told the earlier ones had a tapered sheath ? It is USA , very clean , I dont think it was ever used , this is a ebay pic , looks better after I wiped it down a little with Flitz , wanted a good one for deer hunting , a lot on there where sharped some , does this one appear to be full blades ? Thanks .
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:56 pm

You will like that knife. It appears to be @ 100% or near. The earlier ones did indeed have tapered sheaths but they are quite uncommon. You can tell a pre-1973 hunter because the nail nick on the master blade is forward of the 'point' on top of the spine. You don't even have to look at the tang-stamp to see this. I am assuming that your knife has a "Walden" stamp? One of my favorite knives. ::tu::

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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:01 pm

These Schrade Walden folding hunter sheaths for the 225 and 225H (pre-Old Timer) are rather rare.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby cbnutt » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:05 pm

no it dosent have the Walden stamp on it , so it it appears to be pre 73 ?
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:09 pm

I believe it to be right on the cusp of 1973 changeover to Schrade from Schrade Walden. 1973. No earlier and no later.

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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby cbnutt » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks , I was guessing far newer towards the end of US production , glad it s a older one ! ::tu:: :D
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby treefarmer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:23 pm

Looks like a mighty fine knife, it'll surely relieve Bambi of his britches! ::tu:: I've several different brands of folding hunters and they all do the job. My personal favorite is a Queen # 39 and probably the reason I use it over the Old Timers, Cases, Kabars, etc. is that I've used it so many years. You'll probably find the 25OT to be a great knife. They always took a good edge on my experience.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:13 pm

Here are a few of the older folding hunter sheath along with four 125OT's. Note how pointy the original tip is.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:19 pm

Here are a few 2 blade Schrade Folding Hunters. Can you spot which are not a 25OT ?
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby cbnutt » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:13 pm

Fine looking knifes ! I just got it to shaving on the Lansky , so iam ready if I do get a deer , I see what tonequever was talking about on the nail nick , closer to the tip , pre 73 , more in middle , after 73 , love to find a good old sheath like those sometime for it , ::tu:: if anyone finds a extra they don't want in real good shape , let me know , thanks .
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:11 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Here are a few 2 blade Schrade Folding Hunters. Can you spot which are not a 25OT ?
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The bottom one is an open stock 225H. Is the top one a Chicago Cutlery?
Not counting the fake 'scrimshaws,' I would bet a complete collection of Schrade folding hunters could approach 100 different knives. Don't forget the ones for Buck and Sears. Schrade CutCo, Schrade Walden, Imperial Schrade, Imperial, Bone, celluloid, fibestos, Delrin sawcut, Delrin Staglon, wood, 3 pin, 5 pin, sabre-ground, flat-ground, Wonda-Edge, lanyard hole, no lanyard hole, one blade linerlock, two-blade, stainless, non-stainless, etc. and several SFOs. Oh... and would you like one done up by Herman Williams? I saw an Ulster U.S.A. the other day but I let it be. Only one I have ever seen.

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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:26 pm

Pre-1947 lemon celluloid 5 handle pins, sabre-ground.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:51 pm

I have never seen "The Lemon" before. Calvin you often post the rarest ones.
In my picture looking down onto closed blades, top knife, second down and fourth down are 225OT, the secondary is a saw blade which you can see over hangs the end of the caps just enough to lift it open with a finger tip.
And yes, top one has walnut handles made for Chicago Cutlery.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby tongueriver » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:59 pm

At some point Schrade made this one, a 226OT, originally in 'sawcut' Delrin for the European market; it also differed, being in stainless steel. Herman Williams worked on this one slightly.
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Re: Schrade 25OT

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:06 pm

That's pretty fancy ! Wow, one of the most unique H.W. Schrades. This might be the only H.W. folding hunter with a saw blade.
I did not know about the stainless 226OT. I would like to find one.
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