Schrade 917 jack knife

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Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by Tdavis2 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:34 pm

When I was 7-8 my aunt gave me redish colored jack knife....I recently found it....

The stamped areas say: schrade Walden, ny. 917

I am not a collector, but have not been able to find much of anything about this knife....I really would like to know why there isn't any info about it on google...any help would be appreciated
Thank you

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Re: Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by Shearer » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:45 pm

There is a 917 in the Schrade research section.


https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/co ... ck-knives/

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Re: Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by ea42 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:28 pm

The 917 was known as the Sportster. It was the shadow pattern version of the 920 Sportsman's knife with a fancy milled back. The blade configuration was the same on both knives. Go here, you'll find it if you scroll down to page 13. The Sportsman's knife is also in that catalog on page 4.

http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... W-CATS.pdf

It was only made for about two years, 1953 and 1954. Sort of morphed into the 906 in 1957 but in actuality that was a completely different knife.

Show a picture of yours if you have one. I seem to recall seeing that one in waterfall celluloid as well (even though I've only seen it offered in "Red Fiber") but I might be thinking of a different knife.

Here's a picture of one that was posted on BF about ten years ago:
Schrade Walden 917 Sporster.jpg
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Re: Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:13 am

I have a 906 Stainless and what is good about these S-W multiblades is that the red handles do not crack. I used to have a good collection of vintage German multiblades with red 'Fibrox' handles and nearly everyone had a crack or cracks at the bird's eye rivets or near the bail.
The 906 is from 1950's so handles are not Delrin but they are stable, don't crack or shrink. Does anyone know what the handle material is ?
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Re: Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by Tdavis2 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:56 pm

Thank you all for your information.

Eric, the knife is redish....when I figure out how to down load a photo I will

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Re: Schrade 917 jack knife

Post by ea42 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:08 am

Tdavis I figured that's what it was, I think pretty much all if not all of them were made with that red material. Almost like bakelite.

Roland that's a gorgeous 906!!

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