I just wondered what others think. The only sad note is that they are now imported from China to keep the prices low. George Schrade died in 1940 According to; George Schrade died in 1945 , and the Geo. You can look up the serial number in an antique cutlery book or Schrade catalog, which will often tell you the name of the particular knife; this will help you pinpoint a time frame for when it was made. They were all good knives. I have it on my belt all time, been use for every thing you can dream of, including a hammer, still great.
I just sold one of those with the original box and paperwork, which lacked the warranty card. Eric I know this is a old thread, but the the 3 pin models where available in the mid eighties as I have one I bought when I was in high school and that was around 1985 or 1986. A collector who wants that serial number might be interested. Kiwi Wet-Pruf is typical, and has proven adequate for me. Guess they just left their options open with them. Uncle Henry Knives Uncle Henry Knives manufactured by the Imperial Schrade Corporation closed their doors July 30, 2004, after 100 years of business.
These fellows valued ease of sharpening over edgeholding, and Schrade responded buy running their steels softer. Got my Schrade, went home, cut the dowel no problem. Later developed in slightly modified form as the Presto series, the Schrade switchblade would come to dominate the automatic knife market in the United States for the next fifty-five years. This one seems to be made between 1973-2003 lol but it's been around a while. I have been collecting the Schrade open stock knives, and would like to be able to tell the year each knife was made. They're one of the best of the Buck 110 clones and I carried one and a similar Uncle Henry with a carbon steel blade for a while back in the 1980s.
The rivets on the Buck were raised while the Schrade were finished flush with the scales. For a collector, it will depend on condition and how badly a collector wants to complete his collection. Deeply rooted in the Uncle Henry tradition, the Schrade Knife family tree includes Old Timer Knives and Uncle Henry Knives. I compared both knives side by side. Aimus I think it was simply a matter of cost and time.
The blade and locking mechanism are polished stainless steel. In 2004 Schrade closed due to bankruptcy. Uncle Henry Knives are genuine classics. If you can find one in good condition we did , you will have a heck of a knife. Don't know how much he paid for it back then.
He bought it in 1980. I am going to start carrying this as a daily knife work knife and use it for bushcraft along with my new found boy's axe. I ended up with a small Buck folder, and it had a broken blade on it. Unfortunately this Chart is as big as I can post the picture in eBay's guides despite enlarging it to try to increase its size and eBay supplying no tool to increase its size. Not a big fan of Neatsfoot Oil. You probably won't get all the stains out, but it will be fine. It would depend on it's condition.
I was once inspired to change out the barrel of my M-16 in a hurry. Rinse it out well, than apply some conditioner and or wax. Many old experts have always told me do not read the Tang Mark but read the knife. The Old Timers were mostly 1095, and an equivalent large lockblade was made with a carbon blade and sawcut delrin handles. So why some are 4 vs 3 is not known to me but there where 3 pin models before 1990. There Schrade developed a new type of switchblade knife, which he titled the Springer. In fact, if you look up Buck knife on the bay, not only Buck knives come up, but many other knives as well, because so many folks call any larger knife.
The Schrade-Walden division was moved from , to , after a fire consumed the factory in 1958, though the two companies would maintain separate manufacturing facilities. Watched him cut hundreds of tomatoes to eat over the years. The Schrade had a a tighter fit and finish than the Buck which seemed rough by comparison, with no gaps between the bolsters and the wood scales there was absolutely zero play when you locked it open, side to side or up and down. They are a great using knife, by the way. Maybe something to do with their warranty which was a one year replacement, no questions asked, even if you lost it. Production is now in China.