Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

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 Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby knifeaholic » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 pm

This is a nice Schrade Cut. Co. stamped cattle knife, 3-5/8" closed. The oval shield on each side has G WHITFIELD RICHARD PHILA.

Interesting in that over the course of many years, I have seen dozens if not hundreds of old Schrade Cut two-blade cigar jacks on the same frame with the same advertising shield on each side. This however is the first three blade cattle.

I wonder what type of company G Whitfield Richards was (or is). I may try to google them.

Anyone else have either a two or three blade with these advertising shields?
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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby tongueriver » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:49 pm

yes.
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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby wlf » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:02 am

Both beauties Steve and Cal.
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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby FRJ » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:15 am

Two beautiful solid tools.
I've never seen that shield before.

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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby deo-pa » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:34 am

Steve,

The company was founded in 1902. It makes lubricants, cleaning chemicals, coolants, etc. I think it was also involved in trucking at one point (or maybe still is). Today the company is called RichardsAspex. Still located in Philadelphia.

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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby black mamba » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:40 am

Steve or Cal, doesn't that deep pick bone precede the peach seed jigging? About when were those cattle knives made?

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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby tongueriver » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am

black mamba wrote:Steve or Cal, doesn't that deep pick bone precede the peach seed jigging? About when were those cattle knives made?

I am inclined to say late teens to early '30s. Here is one that is known to precede 1920. It is different.
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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby black mamba » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks, Cal.

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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby wlf » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:56 pm

black mamba wrote:Steve or Cal, doesn't that deep pick bone precede the peach seed jigging? About when were those cattle knives made?
This was from a friend at BFs

"I've found this scan to be a good one to show anybody who asks about Schrade bone jigging. I've discussed it with other Schrade collectors, and although we do not know for sure, we think this information is a good guess.
The pic shows 12 knives, and 4 types of jigging.
The three at upper left seem to characterize the oldest jigging Schrade used. The knives with it often have the old "arched" tang stamp.
The three knives at upper right may be from after George Schrade invented his jigging machine. I suspect that machine may have done the jigging for New York Knife Co. also, with slightly different settings!!
There seems to be a period when this "basketweave" style was tried out on the knives in the lower left. I think it was hard to maintain the pattern - notice how confused it is on the third of those three knives.
It's not as common, and I'm sure it precedes the last "Peachseed" style on the knives at lower right, which was used into the Schrade Walden period, up to sometime in the 1950s or so. I wish I could confirm some of this, but for now it is just a semi-educated guess!"
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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby black mamba » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:29 pm

Much appreciated, Lyle, I'm pretty sure I recognize Charly's scans.

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Re: Schrade Ad Knife G WHITFIELD RICHARDS PHILA

Postby wlf » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Yep
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