How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

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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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Mustanger » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:50 am

Meridian_Mike wrote:Well heck yeah, that is just too cool. They must have had a shield made so they could use the Cope parts they had made up.
Glad you posted that one!

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I think you're right about the custom shield on that one. That is the only COPE spinoff I've seen and know nothing about it. I think I saved that pic from ebay? The oval Schrade shields on the Skoal spinoffs I believe came from the 1997 Heritage collection. But I don't know which came first, the Skoal SMKW spinoff knives or the Heritage knives. From the info you posted, Skoal came out in '95. Did Schrade use a custom SMKW shield on their '97 Heritage? Or did SMKW use the Heritage shields on their SFO spinoff? Maybe Schrade found a way to unload a bunch of spare Skoal parts on SMKW? I've seen the oval shield used on other oddball knives too. More Schrade curiosity. LOL

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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:57 pm

Yep, lots of questions there.
A knife with a Copenhagen shield had to be bought by the tobacco company and marketed through them (I would think). As an example, If there was 10,000 parts knives produced and only 5,000 bought by the tobacco co., then Schrade had a lot of material to try to find a use for.
That was my thinking for using the Cope shaped shields.
Must not be very many out there...... Your pic is the first I have seen.

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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Meridian_Mike » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:15 pm

I got my first Skoal knife on the way.
It is a SK194 Trapper.

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Still need several more to put a collection of these together. If y'all want to help...
Take a lookie here...

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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby dweb1897 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:15 am

I believe there were only 500 of these made...this one is S# 418
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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Meridian_Mike » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:03 pm

Oh WOW....
That is a really cool one! Never would have figured they would have made a dog gone fillet knife!
Thanks for adding to the thread!

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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Mustanger » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:10 pm

I thought you might want to add these Skoal Bandit knives to your list. The wood appears to be birds eye maple. First time I have seen these.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223311772109?ul_noapp=true
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Re: How many different Copenhagen / Skoal knives are out there?

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:38 pm

Dang sure does look like Birds Eye Maple....... Man, those are some nice ones.
Thanks for adding to the thread!

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