Schrade 8OT

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Schrade 8OT

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:30 pm

I received this knife from an AAPK member who’s knife I did some work on. The main blade had been ground down just a bit (about 1/8” short) so I rounded up a new blade for it (thanks Dale).
Cleaned up the two smaller blades, removed the Swinden key pins and installed pivot pins through the bolsters then installed some new smooth ruby red bone handles from Culpepper. I’m really liking the red bone from Culpepper this time around.
I was going to install the original Old Timer shield back on it but when I was prying it from the old handle it popped off and disappeared into some hidden region in the basement (maybe another dimension!) that I have not been able to locate. I ordered up some new shields so I’ll finish it up when those arrive.
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by stockman » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:51 pm

Nice work

Harold

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 pm

That is a real beauty Jeff! Great work!

Did you have to do any fitting to get the new (different) blade to work?
I have always wondered if there was any fitting for a different blade to fit an existing spring.

I LOVE that red bone...
A very nice look!

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks Mike.
For this particular knife there was no blade fitting required. The spring end and blade end matched up well so it wasn't an issue. I'm guessing a used blade might require a bit of "finessing" to get in right but with this new blade the fit was fine.
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:12 pm

10-4... I guess the "new" blade and the knife must have been about the same vintage (?).
AND..
I guess I was thinking that some things (dimensions at the blade notch ??) might have changed from the older 8OTs to the newer 8OTs .... I guess I have learned something here! Maybe Schrade tried to keep things simple and unchanged.

Good deal.

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:14 pm

stockman wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Nice work

Harold
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by doglegg » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm

Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:20 pm

doglegg wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.
Yep, nothing at all wrong with how it "sits"... but, us Old Timer folks want to see that shield....LOL.

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Beavertail » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:05 pm

That red pops!! ::tu::
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by doglegg » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:31 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:20 pm
doglegg wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.
Yep, nothing at all wrong with how it "sits"... but, us Old Timer folks want to see that shield....LOL.

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Doc B » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:45 pm

I think it looks great, too...without the shield. I hate when I hear the sound of something hitting the ground...then being unable to locate it.
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by treefarmer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 pm

Something about a good red handled pocket knife! ::tu::
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by tongueriver » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:23 pm

doglegg wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.
I agree. I love Old Timers but I think the shields suck. That bone really looks good. When I do brake work I wait for the dark of the moon, zero degrees or colder, 6 inches of snow and in the gravel. Watch those little springs and parts disappear!

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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:35 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:23 pm
doglegg wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.
I agree. I love Old Timers but I think the shields suck. That bone really looks good. When I do brake work I wait for the dark of the moon, zero degrees or colder, 6 inches of snow and in the gravel. Watch those little springs and parts disappear!
LOL! Perfect conditions for working on something with a lot of moving, spring loaded parts.
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Re: Schrade 8OT

Post by doglegg » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:43 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:23 pm
doglegg wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Jeff if it were mine I would want the shield left off. That red is pretty enough on its own. Great work.
I agree. I love Old Timers but I think the shields suck. That bone really looks good. When I do brake work I wait for the dark of the moon, zero degrees or colder, 6 inches of snow and in the gravel. Watch those little springs and parts disappear!
Now that is too true to be funny. ::nod::

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