Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

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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Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:20 pm

I have seen a few of these on the bay. I decided I needed one for my collection. I got this 12OT with green covers in today.
I was wondering why Schrade made these in 2 different handle colors.....
The regular brown and this dark green color.
Did this knife have a special release purpose?
Was it included in some sort of a deal?
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Just wondering..... I know some of you guys are bound to know.

Here is my 12OTG...
12OTG.JPG
This inquiring mind wants to know.....LOL
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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Chase » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:32 pm

I believe the green covers were developed as part of the Ducks Unlimited Series that Schrade did. They typically were etched Ducks Unlimited and had a Greenwing Shield. It may be that they were using up the covers and offering them without the DU etching and Greenwing Shields

That would be my guess. I believe they also mad an offering of pocket knives for LL Bean, however, I don't remember off the top of my head if it was the same green

I will need to refer to my Schrade files to see if I can come up with the correct answer and also dig out some of those green Schrades I have

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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:36 pm

Thanks for the good start Tom.
All that makes sense. I figured they must have been part of a special series or something.
Yes, more please if you can find it....

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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Chase » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:19 pm

I have found my Green Schrade 12 OT, 36 OT and also a 5 OT Lockback.

There is nothing in my files to indicate anything special about the green covers, except, they did make some Ducks Unlimited with those covers.

Sorry I couldn't be more help

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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:24 pm

Thanks for looking Tom...
Your theory about the Ducks Unlimited issues makes sense. If they had extra covers hanging around, then why not use 'em up.
I just thought it was a bit unusual...... that was why I ask.

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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by ea42 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:19 pm

They did quite a sizeable line of Skoal knives with those covers. I think that was the first use of them.

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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:14 pm

ea42 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:19 pm
They did quite a sizeable line of Skoal knives with those covers. I think that was the first use of them.

Eric
True.... and the Cope12 peanut is the same knife as the 12OT.....
So there you are I recon.....
12OTG_2.jpg
That must have been the covers that Schrade was using up....
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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by ea42 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:34 pm

This was the peanut version of the Skoal knives, the Copes had black covers:
Schrade skoal.jpg
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Re: Anybody know why Schrade made a 12OT (Green)?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:27 am

Heck.... no wonder the seller had this one I got list as having black covers...... In pictures, it's hard to tell the black from the green.
Anyway.... my 12OT has dark green covers.... sounds like there might even be some out there with black covers (??)
Interesting!!!

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And the Skoal version has an extra blade?
Hmmmmmm
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They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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