Schrade tang stamps

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 tang stamps

Postby Beag1eGal » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Is it my imagination, or does it seem like Schrade Old Timer collectors are more interested in the 3 line tang stamp than a 2 line?
I do not see any difference in the years they were produced.
Maybe they really are not more interested in the 3 lines but it seems they are bringing more $$ on some sites.

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby Shearer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:10 pm

In the Schrade Old Timers Knives.
For example:
Schrade Walden NY USA has the 8OT on the other side 1959- 1973
Schrade NY USA 8OT 1973 to about 1980
Schrade USA 80T around 1980 to closed 2004


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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby tongueriver » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm

They might want a little more for that 1959r. LOL

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby Beag1eGal » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:19 am

Thanks guys.. appreciate the info.

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:05 pm

LOL... funny you should post this about the Old Timers....

I am trying to figure out how to get my hands on a few stragglers for my collection...
Year model and tang stamp isn't a great concern of mine.... Just as long as it says "USA" on it.... LOL.

It's a slippery slope when it comes to tang stamps. The older the knife is dated from the tang stamp makes it more desirable for some collectors. THEN, you have to look at the condition of the blades. Factory fresh.... sharpened once.... heavily sharpened.... sharpened to a nub... All these factors go into the collect-ability (and VALUE) of a knife.

I have seen people put knives out for sale that have the old tang stamps but they blades are practically gone.... LOL.... If you ask they are quick to tell you, "This is an old one and really valuable."

Anyway, I guess to put it in a nutshell, the tang stamp does give you an age range for the time period it was made.

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby Beag1eGal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 am

Mike, let me know what you are looking for please. (If that's ok to state.)
Thanks for everyone's info.

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby Meridian_Mike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Oh yes I would be glad to post my Old Timer "wants" here....LOL.

I have just in the last few days found some of the hard to find ones but I still need to locate a few.
These that are find were the ones that didn't sell very well so there is just not a lot of them out there.

I am looking for the ones listed in this thread....

viewtopic.php?f=64&t=60314

I am sure you have 3 or 4 of each you will sell cheap....right?

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Re: Schrade tang stamps

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:28 pm

The older the stamp the more desirable, to me and probably to most collectors, when the required condition of the knife is met. If the condition isn't perfect or near perfect then it becomes an impulse buy but the hole in the collection is not filled for me.
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