Interesting early Schrade

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Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:12 pm

Looking to pick this up but can't find any info online. My reference book is packed away currently, so any help is appreciated.
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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby wiseguy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:51 am

Appears to be a customized/modified Schrade knife,,,,re-handled

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:31 pm

This has 3 patent dates, 1900 to 1916.
The celluloid handle is not looking like someone’s home project.

The knife design appears uncommon, based on my memory... ::shrug::

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:12 pm

This is the large 5” model.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Can you post larger pictures?
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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:09 am

Will do after I take possession.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby roostershooter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:31 pm

Looks like a customized schrade hunter to me.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm

roostershooter wrote:Looks like a customized schrade hunter to me.


While I have owned a few Schrades, I am still a newbie. I have not seen an example with no scales before to compare the mechanism.

Again, I do not have this in hand, working from owners pics.
It appears to have no lock? Was there a period when locks were not available, post 1916?

The other interesting thing is no bolsters, couldn't find another example online. Not sure what that does to joint strength.
::shrug:: ::shrug:: ::shrug::

Just realized the seller also has another knife for potential sale that has had custom scales added to it, so maybe they were both done at the same time by the same craftsman. Both have been in th family since the early 20's. I know, a little slow processing :oops:

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby wiseguy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:09 am

The slide lock is missing on the knife because it relies on the handle material to retain it in the slot , the mechanism is correct but the knife has been re- handled.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 am

wiseguy wrote:The slide lock is missing on the knife because it relies on the handle material to retain it in the slot , the mechanism is correct but the knife has been re- handled.


Thanks wiseguy, that is what I needed to hear.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:31 am

Seller bailed on me, oh well. ::hmm::

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby shursnap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:27 am

You dodged a bullet. That knife was sold on ebay awhile back and I was pretty sure that it would be returned when the buyer realized it had been customized/re-handled by a former owner. It does look interesting and I can see why some people were fooled by it. It has little real value. It would be worth $50-75 for parts, or whatever someone is willing to pay to admire it, but that's about it. I was tempted to buy it to use in my "Altered Knives" chapter of my next book, but I wouldn't want to pay more than $100 even for that purpose.

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby GClaxon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:03 am

That knife has bounced around on the Facebook groups as well. A modified rescale

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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby schmoozer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:42 am

Thanks guys, this forum is worth its weight in gold ::hmm::
He had a US Small Arms pocket pistol knife as well that I was interested in, but it too has been rehandled.
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Re: Interesting early Schrade

Postby knfcollector » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm

schmoozer wrote:Thanks guys, this forum is worth its weight in gold ::hmm::
He had a US Small Arms pocket pistol knife as well that I was interested in, but it too has been rehandled.
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Handled badly and rebladed. Also the tab is broken off of the cylinder. Curious what he wanted for it though?
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