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Thread: Schrade FAQ: Is the answer to your question here? Steel, dates, models.

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    I have a question about a Schrade 8ot that I sent into Schrade warranty department in July 2004. I received a card from the warranty department saying that my knife was received and would be placed in line to be repaired about August 2004. I soon heard that Schrade went out of business. What happened to my knife, and is there any possibility to get it back even if it is not repaired. Does anyone know what happened to the warranty service customer property?

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    If you did not receive your knife back, repaired or not, with a kind note from an engineer who paid shipping out of his own pocket, your knife likely wound up on eBay.

    Sadly, Colonial Knife Company offered to do repair work for a while after the closure, but when we refered one fellow who had a simple camp knfe to them, he got an estimate of the repair of more than a hundred dollars, if I remember correctly.

    There are still plenty of near mint and mint 8OTs out there, and sometimes for less than their 2004 MSRP, so replacement should not be a large problem.

    I sent a knife to them in 1994 for replacement of a lost shield and received it back in short order repaired at no charge with a kind note and a new sheath. Luckily I did not wait ten years.

    Everything in the factory when they went into receivership was counted as assets. Including the knives returned for warranty and repairs, if I understand correctly.

    Welcome to the forum, and sorry I couldn't give you better news.

    Codger

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    Thanks Codger 64, I knew in my heart of hearts it was gone, but had always hoped that I might get it back. I had the knife over 20 years. I will try to replace it on the secondary market.

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    doland,
    I know of a store in my local area that still had probably 18-24 8OTs still in stock, brand new in the box with papers. I haven't been there in a couple months, but it is sort of out-of-the-way, so I expect they still have a bunch. I think the price was $32.95 if memory serves. That is about $5 less than the 2004 retail price. I would be happy to get one for you if you wish. Price would be just what it costs me.

    However, I think you may be able to do better on ebay.
    See what you can find and if you decide to take me up on the offer, you can email me at:

    dalervincent@comcast.net

    Happy Schrade hunting,
    Dale

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    Thanks Dale, I will try and find something on ebay, but if needed I will contact you. I am very happy you are willing to help! Thanks! Jay Doland

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    I was wondering if or how you can tell the date of a LB-7? Back in 1981 when I was 16 years old I bought my first knife, with money I had worked for, and it was a LB-7. It has since left me and I would like to get one back of that same year. I have had many Scharade knives over the years. 5 years ago, the company I work for gave us LB-5's. I received 2 and put one away and still use the other. Not new here but have been away along time. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojohona
    I was wondering if or how you can tell the date of a LB-7? Back in 1981 when I was 16 years old I bought my first knife, with money I had worked for, and it was a LB-7. It has since left me and I would like to get one back of that same year. I have had many Scharade knives over the years. 5 years ago, the company I work for gave us LB-5's. I received 2 and put one away and still use the other. Not new here but have been away along time. Any help would be great. Thanks.
    send me an e mail - I have a LB7 from about that time period (4 pins & S/N Q5630). delah@telus.net
    Del

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    With Schrade LB7's it's easy, the date is right on the blade:



    Naw, I'm just kidding. Debbie Chase, a Schrade employee who used to post under the handle UH Fan, made the following post on 12-21-2004:

    Quote Originally Posted by UH Fan
    Hi guys. I missed you too. The only obvious indicator of LB7's years of manufacture is the number of pins in the cover. The LB7 was first manufactured in 1978 with 4 pins in the winewood cover and 1 pin visible in the bolster. Approximately 1991, this was changed to 3 pins in the winewood cover and 1 pin visible in the bolster. In 1992, the 3 pins in the cover were still used, and the boster pin, although it was still there, was no longer visible.
    She followed up on that in the same topic on 12-22-2004:

    Quote Originally Posted by UH Fan
    Although I don't really know the real reason for the changes, it is my guess that it was just easier at the time to punch the pins through, because as of the late 70's they really had not yet come up with an efficient way to do it any other way. One more way, even more obvious, that I should have mentioned to tell the range of years of manufacture of LB7 was the serial number. They were only serialized until 1989. The numeric serial numbers were the earliest versions. The numbers with one alpha digit followed, in order from A to Z, and then they started using double alphabetic characters, starting with AA through AZ. If I ever get my records sorted out here, I can more closely determine the range of years by serial number. The production records will tell me exactly how many were made from one year to the next which will help pinpoint the year of manufacture more closely.
    After she posted those remarks, others replied that they had knives that were exceptions to the rules posted by Debbie. Hope this helps you.

    The original topic is here:

    LB7 Information
    Last edited by redshanks; 03-16-2006 at 07:42 PM.

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    Thanks for the quick responce. Delander e-mail sent.

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    I don't believe I've seen this flier here before, I find the steel information at the bottom very informative.


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    I am very impressed with your Schrade brochure You are right I will have to dig some of them out and while I do not have your Barnett version perhapes these pics of actual knives will help your posting . Best of luck. LT
    Last edited by lt632ret; 07-17-2006 at 07:06 PM.

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    I just want to say hi. I bought an Uncle Henry cat paw when they first came out. I used it constantly for about ten years before losing it while hunting. I hven't had a pocket knife since that I liked as well. I just found a mint 197UH on theknifeauction.com. Having that Schrade in my pocket will be like reuniting with an old friend.
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    Unlike some people, it will never betray or let you down. You can depend on it to respond correctly without fear in any situation and if treated correctly will last your lifetime and that of anyone you might bequeath it to. May you use and enjoy your knife in life and health just as long as you so desire to do so. LT

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    Masterfitter

    Hello,
    Another newbie here, seeking the value of a knife.
    It is an Uncle Henry, Pro Hunter 171UH new in the box.
    It was found in the home of my late uncle who was quite a pack rat.
    Any information will be appreciated, thanks





    http://imagedump.filefactory.com/full.php?id=5788
    Last edited by Masterfitter; 03-25-2006 at 02:26 PM. Reason: add picture

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    Sorry if this is a bit late. I didn't notice the post up here.

    That's a great knife, very much in demand among collectors. The 'mint in the box' with the paperwork gets you top price. I would think $150. Best place to sell it would be ebay.

    Thanks for bringing us your knife!

    Phil

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    Masterfitter

    Thank you textoothpk, big help.

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    HI to all I just regester a few minutes ago and thought I'd just say Hi...I've got a gang to learn about these Schrades.Ignorance has probably cost me plenty already.But if I'd only known 4 years ago what I only know today...right???>>Anyway HI: all...from...the...Hogdog...........P.S. I like what I"m reading ,and I've only been on ten minutes...THX

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    Welcome hogdog.
    This is the place to catch the Schrade disease.

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    Updated Schrade Numbers

    Here are the Schrade Numbers updated as I have them now. I am hoping for some more catalogs and price lists so I can update them further.
    I am confident that there is no absolute list of all Schrade knives ever made, but I keep adding the ones I find.
    If you have more numbers please feel free to email me at dalervincent@comcast.net

    Thanks,
    Dale

    SCHRADE
    Model # Details
    2OT Jack 3-1/2"; clip, pen; Schrade-Walden, smooth bone; fancy bolsters
    3OT Bearhead; 3"; drop point - lockback; SS blade
    5OT Bruin; 3-3/4"; drop point - lockback listed as new in 1987 Shortline
    5OTG Green Bruin; 3-3/4"; drop point - lockback has SS blade
    6OT Golden Bear; 5"; clip - lockback; SS blade, no rear bolster
    7OT Cave Bear; 5"; clip - lockback
    8OT Senior; 4 in. clip, sheepfoot, spey; Also Keen Kutter
    8OTY Frontiersman; 4 in. clip, sheepfoot, spey; same as Senior but w/yellow handles; Listed as new in 1990
    9OT Golden Claw; 5"; spear with gut hook - lockback
    10OT Barlow; 3-3/8"; clip, pen; Ulster (Prince Albert offer) 1964-1967
    12OT Pal; 2-7/8"; clip; also thought to be Ulster 2 bld barlow for Euro market 1964-1965 with 12OT model no. 1964-1965
    13OT Trailblazer
    14OT Timberline
    15OT Deerslayer 10 1/2 in. fixed blade w/ sheath
    15OTO Deerslayer w/orange handle 10 1/2 in. fixed blade w/ sheath
    18OT Mighty Mite; 2-3/4"; clip - liner lock
    19OT Stainless Steel folder with clip blade & pen blade- circa 1989-1992
    24OT X-Timer black & gold- 2 blade
    25OT Folding Hunter; 5-1/4"; clip, skinner
    33OT Middleman Jack; 3-5/16"; clip, pen
    34OT Middleman; 3-5/16"; clip, sheepfoot, spey;
    34OTY Plainsman; 3-5/16"; clip, sheepfoot, spey; Same as Middleman but with yellow handle. Listed as new in 1990
    36OT Saddleman; 3-5/16"; clip, sheepfoot, punch (also as Skoal) Listed as new in 1990
    41OT Maverick "bird and trout" pattern fixed blade (prod-'71, '72, '73)
    43OT Pocket Beast; 3-7/8"; clip - liner lock
    44OT Workmate; 3-5/16"; clip, sheepfoot, spey, Wharncliffe; special run? Listed as new in 1990 & shown as 3-1/4 in.
    47OT Beast; 4-7/8"; clip - liner lock
    49OT Rhino; 4-7/8"; clip w/ gut hook - liner lock
    50OT Utility; 3-5/8"; spear, punch, etc.; aka Scout or Camp, Ulster (Prince Albert offer), tang not marked with model no. 1961-1966
    51OT Big Timer ; 4-3/4"; spear - lockback; aka Sunfish / Bulldog
    53OTG Bearhead EXT- (Blade lifter); 3"; drop point - liner lock; thumb stud, green handle; listed as new in 2002 price list
    55OTG Bruin EXT- (Blade Lifter); 4 in.- drop point - liner lock; thumb stud, green handle; listed as new in 2002 price list+C254
    58OT Whittler / Stockman; 3-1/4"; clip, pen, spey; Ulster (Prince Albert offer); Keen Kutter (no tang stamp) 1961-1966
    60TX X-Timer Gunmetal Gray- 5 in., machined aircraft grade alum handles, Listed as new in 2003 Price List
    60TXB X-Timer Royal Blue- 5 in., machined aircraft grade alum handles, Listed as new in 2003 Price List
    60TXBU X-Timer Midnight Black- 5 in., machined aircraft grade alum handles, Listed as new in 2003 Price List
    60TXG X-Timer Emarald Green- 5 in., machined aircraft grade alum handles, Listed as new in 2003 Price List
    6OTXR X-Timer Emarald Red- 5 in., machined aircraft grade alum handles
    61OT Slim Premium Stock; 4"; clip, sheepfoot, spey
    70TX X-Timer 5 in.- Gun Metal Gray; aluminum handle; lockback; pocket clip; listed as new in 2004 price list
    70TXB X-Timer 5 in.- Midnight Black; aluminum handle; lockback; pocket clip; listed as new in 2004 price list
    70TXG X-Timer 5 in.- Emerald Green; aluminum handle; lockback; pocket clip; listed as new in 2004 price list
    70TXBU X-Timer 5 in,- Royal Blue; aluminum handle; lockback; pocket clip; listed as new in 2004 price list
    72OT Dog leg jack; 2-7/8"; clip, pen;
    77OT Improved Muskrat (small game) ; 3-7/8"; 2 Turkish clip;
    89OT Blazer 4"; clip, serrated sheepfoot, spey blades; listed as new in 1989 shortline
    93OT Wrangler; 3-9/16"; clip, sheepfoot; SS blades
    94OT Trapper; 3-7/8"; clip, spey
    96OT Bearhead Trapper; 4-1/8"; clip, spey, pick, tweezers -Listed as new in 1992 Shortline
    97OT Buzzsaw Trapper; 4-1/8"; clip, saw, pick, tweezers
    98OT Ramrod; 3-9/16"; Turkish clip, sheepfoot, spey; SS blades
    104OT Minuteman; 2-3/4"; clip, pen
    106OT Grandad's; 2-3/4"; clip, pen, scissors; Listed as new in 1990
    108OT Junior; 2-3/4"; clip, sheepfoot, pen
    123OT Pioneer; 4"; clip; folder
    124OT Pioneer; 4"; clip; folder has SS blades
    125OT Mustang; 5-1/4"; clip - liner lock w/sheath
    126OT Mustang; 5-1/4"; clip - liner lock; has SS blades
    140OT Trail Boss- 10 3/4 in.- Lg fix blade clip point w/sheath- SAFE-T-GRIP
    141OT Outfitter 9 1/2 in.- w/Sheath SAFE-T-GRIP green (also in blue); listed as new in 1993 Dist. Price list
    142OT Guidemaster 9 1/8 in.- clip point w/Sheath- SAFE-T-GRIP; listed as new in 1993 Dist. Price list
    143OT Blade Runner 9 1/2 in. w/Sheath- w/ gut hook- SAFE-T-GRIP
    146OT Minimum Flex filett knife- 12 1/2 in.- w/Sheath 1996-2004
    147OT Pro Fisherman; 12 1/2 in.- w/Sheath- fillet knife- SAFE-T-GRIP (maroon, green & black) listed as 13 1/2 in. in 1999 catelog
    152OT Sharp Finger 7 1/4 in. w/Sheath
    152OTO Sharp Finger w/orange handle 7 1/4 in. w/Sheath
    154OT Drop Point Hunter 7 1/4 in. w/sheath
    154OTG Drop Point Hunter w/orange handle 7 1/4 in. w/sheath
    156OT Lit’l Finger; 6-3/4"; blade 2-3/4"; w/sheath
    158OT Guthook Skinner 7 1/4 in. w/Sheath; listed as new in 1988 Shortline
    158OTO Guthook Skinner w/orange handle 7 1/4 in. w/sheath
    160OT Mountain Lion 9-3/8in. (blade 4-3/4") w/ sheath
    165OT Woodsman 9 1/2 in, fix blade w/sheath
    165OTO Woodsman w/orange handle 9 1/2 in, fix blade w/sheath
    194OT Gunstock Trapper; 3-7/8"; clip - liner lock
    225OT Son of a Gun; 5-1/4"; clip, saw; Listed as new in 1990, but appears in 1989 Shortline-perhaps introduced in late 1989
    296Y Yellow Trapper; 4-1/8"; clip, spey -Listed as new in 1992 Shortline
    246OT Maximum Flex fillet knife 12 1/2 in. overall w/Sheath
    512OT Stainless Sharpfinger circa 1989-92
    858OT Lumberjack; 4-5/8"; stockman pattern;
    858OTS Lumberjack; 4-5/8"; stockman pattern; with sheath
    1ELK Jim Zumbo/Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation 10-3/4" w/gut hook & sheath; listed as new in 1998 shortline
    8ELK Jim Zumbo/Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation version of SG8

    OPEN STOCK
    136 4-7/16"; Hawkbill w/bail
    175RB Florist- 3 3/4 in.
    186 4-7/16"; Hawkbill w/bail; (the blade on this knife appears less pointed than the 136, per pics in 1983 Shortline)
    206 3-5/16; barlow pattern; clip & pen blades
    293 3-7/8"; tapper pattern; clip & spey blades
    708B Slim Pen 2 3/4 in.
    778RB 2-7/8"; pen blade & nail file; Schrade+ steel; (gentleman's knife)
    787 4"; muskrat pattern; 2 clip blades
    808 Junior Stock Knife 2 3/4 in.; stockman pattern
    825RB Premium Rancher 3 9/16 in.; stockman pattern
    834 3-5/16"; stockman pattern
    881 4"; stockman pattern
    881Y 4"; stockman pattern; yellow derlin handles
    899 3-9/16"; sheeps foot, awl, & Clip (main) blades; (like 825RB but w/awl)
    5715 Camo-Lite, 4-1/2" lockback w/camo nylon sheath, -seen in 1990 retail price list & 1992 Shortline
    SS102 Sampler- 4 11/16 in
    SS105 Long Sampler- 5 3/4 in
    SS700 Sampler- 4-7/16"; sampler blade & pen blade; swell center
    9020T Compass listed as new in 1988 Shortline

    Open Stock Fixed Blades
    491S
    491L
    497S
    497L
    498L 9-1/4"; w/brass cap & guard; leather ring handle
    498S 9-1/4"; w/brass cap & guard; Staglon handle
    498L
    499S
    499L

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