Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

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, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:13 am

I am wondering what the deal is with my new 880 having two center spacers. One in the center, where it's supposed to be, and one stacked with the pile side liner. I'm guessing that it's to provide more room for the blades??
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby royal0014 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:40 am

Yes, the purpose of the extra liner is to provide space for the blades to close
without rubbing, and possibly with less 'krink' in the blades.....
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 am

Thank you for the reply. I like the way these older knives were built. No adjustment necessary after purchase. No filing on blade stops to set the blades in the handle or filing on the springs to get the blades to open fully. The thick blades on this one tuck nicely into the handle with a low profile and the top of the sheep's foot setting flush with the top of the main blade. But it is chunkier and heavier than my other 4" Texas Stockman knives, for sure!

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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:25 pm

Really nice example ::tu::
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby dweb1897 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:31 am

That's a great looking 880 you got there. IMO nothing beats the look of a full sabre blade. You certainly have a good eye for knives. ::tu::
Sure wish they had done that with the slenderinos

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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:26 am

Thanks guys. I need to improve my photography to show off those blades and stuff better. Can't see the nice long swedge on that clip blade and the nice finish on it. This knife was spotless when I got it. I just cleaned off a little tarnish. Can't believe nobody else bid on it. ::ds::

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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 am

Congratulations. That's a fine, fine, clean knife you snagged. A Kon-Kav 863 was my grail knife for quite some time. That 880 is a real beauty.
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:21 am

jerryd6818 wrote: A Kon-Kav 863 was my grail knife for quite some time. That 880 is a real beauty.


Ooh, yes! All of the Kon-Kav 863 knives I've seen are bone handled. Do you know if they made them with delrin too? Or bonite? The older Schrade Walden and Ulster 863s with delrin handles were sabre ground on the mark side only. Don't think I've seen a true Kon-Kav with delrin.

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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:26 am

Sorry, I can't answer your question. I have the 863 Kon-Kav only because it's a Camillus 72 clone. I know little to less than nothing about Schrades.
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:38 am

Ah yes, the 72 is a beautiful knife. A more elegant looking main blade. Thanks for your comments.

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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby tongueriver » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:38 pm

The OP 880 KonKav knife is quite rare with that tang-stamp. I toyed with the idea of buying that one but am watching my bank account a little more closely lately. :( Almost all of these 880s are Schrade Walden, in other words a slightly earlier iteration and tang-stamp to match. Good show! ::tu::
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Re: Schrade, NY 880 Kon-Kav Question

Postby Mustanger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:20 pm

Thanks, toungueriver. Yes, I only recently was made aware of that fact from a posting by Adam who just bought one of these. He determined that the Schrade, Ny. 880 ran from 1973 to 1975. A nice little factoid that makes me feel better about my only 880 not being a Schrade Walden. :mrgreen:
Buying this knife was a spur of the moment thing since I was really after another knife from that seller. I thought the 880 would go hi but I watched it just in case. My budget dictated that I only get one or the other. I'm glad it worked out the way it did.


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