Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

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Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby J529A » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:47 pm

I have to be more careful when buying knives off eBay! I bought this 80T Schrade Old Timer and it is a beautifful knife. Admittedly, I did not pay a lot for it. However, I did not realize until it was delivered that the knife has an odd logo on the back scale. It has the letter "R" inside what appears to be a globe. I have never seen one with this logo design before. I can't find any information concerning a letter "R" logo on an Old Timer. Does anyone have any idea why Schrade used this logo? What does it represent? Does it affect the value of the knife? The knife appears to be in mint or near mint condition. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby tongueriver » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:17 pm

Could we see the tang stamp?

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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:46 pm

The globe with "R" in it is a company logo. Schrade would have made these as a Special Factory Order ("SFO"). To me it does not affect value up or down. Other Schrade collectors might feel differently.
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby terryl308 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:29 pm

If the tang just says "Schrade" it is a Chinese made one. The R could be a Redfield brand give away. Terry
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby J529A » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:47 pm

I finally got a chance to attach the tang stamp. It does say, Schrade 80T USA. What is the verdict? Is it a Chinese out the door or is it a Special Order Schrade?
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby MT-Vessel » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:22 pm

Not Chinese. I guess that leaves SFO...
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:30 pm

It is an excellent example of a USA Schrade 8OT. Looks to be truly mint, never used, properly stored. Great knife !
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Re: Need info about an Old Timer 80T with odd letter "R" logo.

Postby J529A » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:21 am

Thanks everyone for the information! I guess this is a good knife after all.


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