Unusual Schrade Walden Knife with Ruler Blade - Any Info?

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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Unusual Schrade Walden Knife with Ruler Blade - Any Info?

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This is one that I could not find in the old catalogs.

3-1/8" closed, all metal. Oddball ruler blade.

Tang stamp is Schrade Walden NY (no USA) so it is an early SW.

Anyone ever seen another one?

I wonder what the purpose of the ruler blade is since it has the odd shape at the tip.
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Oh, Oh, OH, I got it. Its for measuring the fish I catch. Never seen one like that before.
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Page 33 of 1926 Catalog E. I would like to have it, but I don't know why, exactly.
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Great!! Thank you for finding that.
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tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:46 pm Page 33 of 1926 Catalog E. I would like to have it, but I don't know why, exactly.
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Is the ruler blade used to measure the ethics and integrity of Senators? ::shrug::
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A rule like the one shown is referred to as a hook rule. ::nod::
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tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:46 pm I would like to have it, but I don't know why, exactly
It is an obsession that infects many known as KAS (Knife Acquisition Syndrome). There is, sadly. no cure, as this devious malady feeds on itself. The more you acquire, the more you desire. Odd and/or unusual knives are the strongest triggers. AAPK is the closest thing to KCA (Knife Collectors Anonymous). Take heart, you are not alone!
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Gtrclktr-351 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:26 pm
tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:46 pm I would like to have it, but I don't know why, exactly
It is an obsession that infects many known as KAS (Knife Acquisition Syndrome). There is, sadly. no cure, as this devious malady feeds on itself. The more you acquire, the more you desire. Odd and/or unusual knives are the strongest triggers. AAPK is the closest thing to KCA (Knife Collectors Anonymous). Take heart, you are not alone!
Very true, very true. However I have reached the 4th stage (been there, done that) and have started to release knives that I still love.
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Never seen one like it but it is very clever to
include a ruler,

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I believe that is specifically designed to hook over the edge of a piece of dimension lumber to see how thick it is.
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Here is a very high quality ruler knife. The smaller pen blade is hidden in this image, and the larger pen blade is seen but not heard.
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tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:48 pm Here is a very high quality ruler knife. The smaller pen blade is hidden in this image, and the larger pen blade is seen but not heard.
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That's an interesting ruler, too. ::tu::
I wasn't familiar with the company, Garrett Wade, so as we all know, the internet is usually or friend. They sell some fine-looking tools, their statement says they are "Heirloom Quality Tools".
I wonder who made the ruler/knife you have?
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The tang-stamp says STAINLESS/STEEL/JAPAN.
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Not a Schrade but an unusual ruler knife. Made by the AMERICAN KNIFE CO. PLYMOUTH CT.. the patent date on the ruler is 1868.
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tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:45 pm I believe that is specifically designed to hook over the edge of a piece of dimension lumber to see how thick it is.
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tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:41 pm Very true, very true. However I have reached the 4th stage (been there, done that) and have started to release knives that I still love.
Good for you. I can’t even let go of the knives I don’t know what possessed me to buy, ones I don’t know when/how I acquired nor ones I don’t like. And I won’t throw away knives that are junk. ::shrug::
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Gtrclktr-351 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:17 am
tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:41 pm Very true, very true. However I have reached the 4th stage (been there, done that) and have started to release knives that I still love.
Good for you. I can’t even let go of the knives I don’t know what possessed me to buy, ones I don’t know when/how I acquired nor ones I don’t like. And I won’t throw away knives that are junk. ::shrug::
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That is what has come to be called, ''
indiscriminate accumulation '
or what most call, '
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knife7knut wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:06 am That is what has come to be called, ''
indiscriminate accumulation '
or what most call, '
hoarding'
To quote the infamous RED GREEN: I'm a man.... I can quit....anytime.....if l have to.....maybe!
I resemble that remark.
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Those are some really cool knives.
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treefarmer wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:12 pm
tongueriver wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:48 pm Here is a very high quality ruler knife. The smaller pen blade is hidden in this image, and the larger pen blade is seen but not heard.

r5 (Large).jpg
That's an interesting ruler, too. ::tu::
I wasn't familiar with the company, Garrett Wade, so as we all know, the internet is usually or friend. They sell some fine-looking tools, their statement says they are "Heirloom Quality Tools".
I wonder who made the ruler/knife you have?
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The add told all about the knife. Then said genuine leather sheath, made in USA. Giving the impression the knife was made in USA. Very deceptive. After that I wrote off GW.
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