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Meridian_Mike wrote:Maybe you guys can fill me in here....
I just got this 787 "Improved Muskrat" in my hands....
787 Improved Muscrat 1.jpg
I'm curious.... Was there an earlier "muskrat" that needed improving?....(LOL).
Anyway, just asking...
Why is this an improved muskrat?
tongueriver wrote:On page 97 of the catalog reprint for Schrade Cutlery (1904-1946) the original "Improved Muskrat" is shown. "1 improved skinning blade (a wharncliffe) and 1 slim clip blade..." This was a reaction to orders for muskrats by the Hawbaker company who serviced trappers and others with supplies. I think CASE was the major supplier to Hawbaker. Well, the Schrade 'hawbakers' did not last long, but the new etch was there to stay, even after the reversion to two slim clip blades. That etch just looked good to the marketing division, I reckon. This is my theory.
tongueriver wrote:Shearer wrote:I might be wrong.
Didn't Schrade go from a single back spring to a double spring.
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