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    Of those three, the #210012 is you best bet for one which retailed in 1979. Exact years are nearly impossible at this juncture. Production records contain codes and suffixes not yet deciphered. A "rosetta stone" has not yet surfaced. Anyone know with absolute certainty what an LB7ND is?

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    My wild guess would be Nickle Drop-Point.

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    Drop points were LB7DP. Nickle Silver bolsters were LB7NS. It obviously had something to do with production details, but maybe packaging? Still a mystery at this point. I do know now that the changes in production details which we have used to landmark ages were wrong.

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    Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn...!!

    While digging through files looking for something else, I came across a Schrade Cutlery internal memo dated 1978. In it I found:

    Some customers may prefer the LB-7's packed in bulk without display, each individually boxed. Packed either 4 to a carton or 10 to the carton. Orders should be written - LB-7ND (No Display).

    Why didn't you guys point this out to me?

    Well, it clears the way a bit for me to more closely date the LB-7 pattern knives by serials. I'll update this as I progress.

    Michael

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    Exclamation

    Here is how the serial numbers shake out so far. Ready? Drop your dimes in the can to your right.

    1977 - Serials #0001 - #17693
    1978 - Serials #17694 - #334585
    1979 - Serials #334586 - #785250
    1980 - Serials #785251 - #999,999, #A00001 - #A99999, #B00001 - #B18423
    1981 - Serials #B18424 - #B99999, #C00001 - #C81575

    I'll add more after I count my dimes.

    Michael
    Last edited by Codger_64; 08-06-2007 at 05:58 PM. Reason: Added more in spite of a dirth of dimes.

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    Wink

    Codger, thanks for the above information. it is truly remarkable how much you contribute. i can only imagine that you don't sleep as i know that you are also a contractor (who always has at least 1 897UH in pocket).
    i just "won" the following mint LB7 for a v. reasonable $45.95:
    4 pin Schrade +/USA LB7
    serial # 53938
    sheath: dark brown
    white box with "UNCLE HENRY" in script
    so this is a 1978 knife.
    i say "reasonable price" because i have been watching Bulldog and German made Kissing Crane knives. Schrades at present are a good deal. roland

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    my "best" LB7 yet

    below are pics. of the above mentioned 4 pin LB7 #53938. i know there are lower #s posted in this thread, but this is pretty good. i could only top it with a knife in same (factory, not mint, i have recently learned) condition with #17695 or lower. this one is not a user, but i think the LB7 should be in the Knife Hall of Fame as one of the best user knives of all time.
    question for the "experts": should i leave it alone, or is it o.k. to carefully polish the bolsters with some Flitz and then coat bolsters and blade with Tuff Cloth, or coat with Tuff Cloth, no polishing ? and finally, what about the handles ? objective: to not decrease collector value. thanks, roland
    Last edited by rprocter; 02-03-2008 at 07:50 PM.

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    77786 4 pin
    Schrade+ LB7
    serial # on top
    pre 1980 ?

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    Looking at the production numbers I posted some time back, it does appear to be so. #77786 falls into the circa 1978 time period.

    Michael

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    Schrade #

    The 777 look like they were made in a different stamping than the 86 which looks hand stamped.

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    I'm still looking for your Paypal link!

    I only have 1 LB7, been concentrating on other Schrades with a limited budget

    Stamped
    Schrade+
    U.S.A. LB7
    4 pins - 3 brass + 1 steel
    steel blade rivet
    serial # KH41974 - marked on upper edge of the bolster

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    Its been a year since the last post. Im going to add my LB7 anyway.


    Stamped
    Schrade+
    USA LB7
    4 pins
    seria# D71105

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    Edited 01/31/2011 to add:
    Codger, I know you asked for a certain format in posting the LB7 types, numbers, and details as we encounter them. My plan is to add LB7's with serial #'s as I find them, whether on the net (ebay, for example) or at the thrift stores and antique stores here. I need to format my list in a way to save space. Let me know if I need to change anything. ~cpr

    My all-time favorite knife. (One of the first I ever traded for; in high school. ) May as well add mine too:

    3 pins
    SCHRADE+
    U.S.A. LB7
    #R47839

    3 pins
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB7 U.S.A.
    #AV34846

    (ebay, 12/19/09)
    4 pins, SCHRADE+ over U.S.A. LB7; #J57026

    (ebay, 1/10/10)
    4 pins; SCHRADE+ over U.S.A. LB7; #E73747
    4 pins; SCHRADE+ over U.S.A. LB7; #B7124
    4 pins; SCHRADE+ over U.S.A. LB7; #950634
    3 pins; SCHRADE+ over U.S.A. LB7; #N37957

    (ebay, 1/31/11)
    3 pins; Uncle Henry over SCHRADE+ over LB7 U.S.A.; #A3218 (# stated in auction title, but no pic of actual serial #.)
    3 pins; Uncle Henry over SCHRADE+ over LB7 U.S.A.; #AW22073

    (ebay, April 2011)
    3 pins; Uncle Henry over SCHRADE+ over LB7 U.S.A.; #AZ49678

    thx - cpr
    Last edited by orca8589; 05-06-2011 at 02:40 PM. Reason: add new serial #
    Beckerhead #133 // Kabar Krew #033 // SpyderNation #0809

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    Schrade+
    Usa Lb7
    3 Pins
    #p84266

    Uncle Henry
    Schrade+
    Lb7 Usa
    3 Pins
    Y21052

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    L.b7

    Here's mine, Schrade L.B 7 4 pin 866998, Schrade + L.B 7 4 pin 286686, Schrade + L.B 7 4 pin 750117 , Schrade +L.B 7 4 pin 536841, Schrade + L.B 7 3 pin R50472 . thanks for all the research you do, G.M

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    Thanks again guys. I've added them in.

    A problem arises when I go thru the serials and try to assign dates for certain sequences of serial numbers. The further we go from the introduction date using the factory production records, the greater the margins for errors.

    These production records are actually factory records of the number of pieces shipped in a given calendar year. More might have been produced without being shipped (sent out as loss or damage replacements or held in stocks for future shipments), and some sent may not have been included in the serial number sequencing (Special factory orders and limited editions) yet were included in the total of pieces shipped by the year's end.

    Thus the error increases exponentially every year we progress forward from the first production ramp up, 1977 with 17,693 pieces shipped by year end. Even if sufficient NIB examples with sales reciepts from the purchase from primary dealers were to be found, that doesn't tell us during what year it was produced or how long it sat on the dealer's shelves or stockroom.

    Michael

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    LB7s

    Here's some more LB7s for the list. Notice that two are marked USA LB7 vise
    LB7 USA and neither has the Uncle Henry inscription on the tang. I don't know if this is important or not.

    Ser # Q27467
    3 Pin
    Schrade +
    USA LB7
    No box, no sheath
    *
    Ser # Z88814
    3 Pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB7 USA
    No box, no sheath
    *

    Ser # AA42113
    3 Pin
    Schrade +
    USA LB7
    Double white box, dark, dark almost black sheath
    *

    Ser # none
    3 Pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB7 USA
    No box, medium brown sheath
    *

    Ser # none
    3 Pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB7 USA
    No box, tan sheath
    *

    Ser # none
    3 Pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB7 USA
    No box, tan sheath


    Walt

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    Serial #
    3 pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade +
    LB8 USA
    Tan box, Black sheath
    Last edited by Hedger; 01-13-2010 at 06:15 PM.

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    L9553 4 pins
    Schrade+
    USA LB7

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    Here's mine

    My sole LB7 acquired sometime in early '80s (prior to may '83) from the factory.

    P98884 3 pins

    SCHRADE+
    U.S.A. LB7

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