A small but "focused" collection

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.

This forum is dedicated to the knives that are the legacy of this company. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name.
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A small but "focused" collection

Postby Darksev » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 pm

Been back in a slipjoint mood the last week or so, and spent some time fondling my collection the other day, so I figured I'd post up my "8" frame display case.

If y'all remember a while back I was trying to catalog just how many knives had been built on the 4" standard stockman frame by schrade and it's various enterprises. Part of that process was formalizing a decent little collection I had been stockpiling over the years. Here's the case as it stands:

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from the top left down:
1976 - matched serial numbers of the Parker-Frost American Eagle/founders knives
1978 - Red Bone 1978-2 Parker-Frost "Bison" (I have a green one too, but that's a carry knife :D)
1970's - CM-1 "Kentucky Rifle" (Standard grade)
1975 - Unserialized 88LH "Texas Longhorn"
1976 - S.W.Cut DB1 "Daniel Boone"
Mid 90's - SK89 "Skoal" version of the 89OT
1996 - Ingersoll Rand "125Years" Commemorative SFO
1980's - Blue Delrin "Farmers Pride" FFA SFO
1970's - "Old Crafty" Craftsman 9547
Late 70's - Frontier 4431 "Powderhorn Stag" delrin


Right side, top down:
Post 1973 - "Open Stock" 881 (Post Walden stamp, straight pull)
2002/3 - "Founders Edition" 881 (Schrade+ Blades)
Post 1973 - "Open Stock" 881Y
1973-75 - Post Walden (NY USA) era 880 w/Matchstriker pull
1950's - Walden stamped, Jigged bone 880 KON-KAV with dual finished blades (mark side of main blade is polished, everything else is glazed finished The oldest, and Probably the second rarest thing in the display)
Pre-1973 - Walden Stamped 8OT - Matchstriker pull
1970's - NY USA era Production 8OT
1974 - G.D.O.T. "Grand Dad's Old Timer"
2002-4 - OTC80 "Old Timer Classic"
1983-86 - "Heritage" Green Bone 8801
Pre-1973 - (probably the rarest thing in my collection) very early, walden/stainless stamped 885UH Uncle Henry with Nickel silver milled liners
1970's - NY USA era production 885UH
1985 - "Scrimshaw" SC505 - Weasel and Rat


I have one more spot in this case. Dunno what's gonna go in there yet, but it depends on what I find. In a perfect world it would be either a bone 8OT, or better yet an old Cut Co 8813 or 8833. Maybe one of the 5 variations on the 100th anniversary knives that never got an official release.


Some extra pics of the rarer ones:
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby glennbad » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 pm

Outstanding collection, thank you for sharing it!

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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby americanedgetech » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Darksev,
I have never been a fanboy of the Stockman pattern but your fine collection of large Stockman knives has given me a rather large shove in the opposite direction.
I do see the attraction now, and I think it was your use of the word "Focused" that created a new pathway in my thinking.

That's a fine set you have there.
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Adam, good to "see" your smiling face again. You're making some very good progress on those Schrades & clones. I hope everything is well with you and yours. As long as your here, don't neglect to sign up for the December giveaways (there are three of them).
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby truck » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:55 pm

Well I *am* a fanboy of the stockman pattern, and I must say that collection stirs my manhood. :shock:
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm

Love those Schrades! My favorite manufacturer. Those stockmans look great assembled all together like that. I have them all, however mine are in a lot of different display cabinets.

Thank you for sharing.

Tom

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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby jxr1197 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:22 pm

You've got some beauties in there! And by the way, thanks for sharing that list of 8OT's in that other thread. I've used that for reference more than a few times. Great work!
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby Dinadan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:29 pm

Nice collection, Adam. I think there is a lot to be said for a focused collection, large or small. Schrade is one of my favorite brands, and that is a fine group of stockman knives.
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:54 pm

I like it! What better pattern to focus on than the best one. Your etched 880 is absolutely killer.
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:32 am

Wow Adam, that's a very nice collection you have there. I like your wooden display case as well. ::nod::

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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby rea1eye » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:37 am

Great collection. I would not necessarily call your collection small.
I like the way you have everything cataloged. Nice storage unit too.


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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 am

A fine collection and display. Inspiring as I just recently became interested stockmans.
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:17 pm

Quote Chase: "I have them all".
Tom do you know what the total number of knives you have is ?
How many are not Schrade related ?
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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby Chase » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:17 pm

KJ

I have more than 2500 knives but a little less than 3000. They are mostly Schrade, somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000. I have some models where there are two or more of the same knives, however, I have them displayed in the Store Displays as well as other displays. In addition I have additional knives in the cabinets and drawers.

I also have a lot of the Schrade Knives in the wooden displays that I do not have enough room to be able to display them all. These I just keep boxed up and only pull them out on occasion just to be sure they are being maintained properly.

I have quite a few Tactical Knives such as Gerber, leatherman, and Benchmade...although these are only about 100 or so. The remaining balance of my knives include about 300+ Canal Street Knives and the New Maher & Grosh patterns. Then there are a few odds & ends..Ulster, Kingston, Camillus, and Buck.

It takes a lot of time to keep up with all of them but something I truly enjoy. In addition to the knives and display cabinets, I have several filing cabinets worth of Schrade information direct from the factory. I rarely find the time to be able to assemble all of the paperwork like I want to, however, I will get it done! I have promised some folks to get them copies of some of the more rare documents so that they may be preserved for historical purposes. I just need to be able to make the time to get them all scanned and saved to discs.

Thank you for inquiring!

Tom

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Re: A small but "focused" collection

Postby Chase » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 pm

I do own a Schrade Factory Collection PROTOTYPE 8 OT that was never produced.

There are no Tang stamps
Brass Bolsters
Brass Liners
Brass Shield
Long Match Strike
OT Delrin Sawcut Handles

I will get a picture posted as soon as I get the opportunity!

Tom


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