I was just about to go to bed when I refreshed the Schrade buy-it-now listings one last time for today. I am so glad I did!
It took me about half a second to pull the trigger on this customized stainless 7OT. Awesome pearl and who-knows-what-else inlays of two Vikings and nicely engraved bolsters. Looks like a mirror polished blade too.
It seems the bar has just been raised as far as which knife is my most embellished Schrade. The sellers pics aren't good but I see enough to know this one is going to blow me away when I get it. The diagonal pearl checkerboard is outstanding. I think someone gets an "A+" in the "fit" catagory.
Sellers description said nothing I couldn't see for myself but I think I know who might have done the inlays if not the bolsters. I will do some happy digging.
"This is an Old Timer Schrade+ knife with a 70T base style.
It has a very intricate inlaid pattern, featuring a viking on one side and a samurai on the other.
There are gold stylized bolsters, and a lock back design.
Closed, it measures 5". Open, it's 8.5".
New: never used carried, or sharpened.
Out of box."
I collect Schrade associated knives that were manufactured in the USA.