terryl308 wrote:thanks tr, I read that but I wonder if fixed blades are different than folders? The guy claims he bought it in 1960. Maybe he has crs!
Terry, it is possible that he bought that same pattern as early as 1967, but the tang stamp would've been different, like one of mine that is: SCHRADE/WALDEN/165. But the knife in the OP would have been made after mid-1973, because that is when they change the tang stamp from Schrade-Walden to Schrade.
The 165OT pattern first appeared in the 1967 catalog and made his last appearance in the 1991 catalog. Where there some sold before 1967? Probably, at least sales would've had samples possibly even up to a year before hand but I doubt he would've gotten it seven years prior to the knife becoming a catalog item.
I hope this clarifies things a little bit.