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Elusive Schrades

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waynorth, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    In most of the last century, Schrade developed a reputation for inexpensive but very serviceable pocket knives. Many great American cutleries didn't survive the 1930s. The ones that did, and then got a share of military contracts in the early 1940s did very well indeed. Camillus, Case, Schrade, Kabar(Union) come to mind.
    Throughout the ups and downs of the industry, pride of workmanship, and competition for the consumers' money resulted in some beautiful products, and some interesting experiments in design.
    I consider the knives presented here a step or two above the "serviceable design" designation, and being fairly rare, wonder if they were great expressions of the cutlers' art, but too expensive to sell well.
    I like the way the bone jigging on the 2 3/4" serpentine pen was scaled to the knife, and I have a particular weakness for single backspring large knives, like the 4" 2-blade stockman, and the Hawbaker. The 3 9/16" (mini-moose?) double end jack is just plain exquisite.
    I feel privileged and humbled to have these, and hope you enjoy seeing them.
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  2. crbauhs

    crbauhs

    Dec 2, 2007
    wow. incredible. great knives you have there. congrats.
     
  3. stockman242

    stockman242

    Jan 14, 2008
    breathtaking. :thumbup:

    Them are really great lookin'.

    Peter
     
  4. Broos

    Broos

    Jan 10, 2005
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful Schrades!
     
  5. 6.0stroker

    6.0stroker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    :thumbup:OUTSTANDING, Charlie!!!!!;)
     
  6. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks for the pics Charlie. I like all three of the big knives.
     
  7. d.parker

    d.parker

    Sep 1, 2001
    All interesting knives Charlie, and great examples. I have always enjoyed the Improved Muskrats designed by Stanley Hawbaker and produced by I think 4 different cutlery firms. Would you call the Hawbaker blade a Warncliff or a Lambsfoot ?
     
  8. Sauconian

    Sauconian

    273
    Jul 14, 2008
    Interesting bone on the Hawbaker Charlie.

    Not what I expect on a Schrade. Much lighter in color and more vigorously " fitted " at the bolsters.

    Do you have other Schrades that look this way, or do you think this may have been specific for this pattern ?

    Fran
     
  9. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Interesting jigging on all of them, and very nicely fitted at the bolsters. Thanks for sharing. That's a great collection of Schrades.
     
  10. duckman1

    duckman1

    696
    Oct 30, 2005
    Some great ones here. Charlie you have an awesome collection.
     
  11. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Charlie,Those are really great I like the one with the spear/clip/rounded bolsters
    I think some patterns did not "make it" ,because back when they were made,perhaps they were for "users" and really were no "collectors".So then,how many patterns do you need ? The more "popular" ones were the ones that "made it".
    For a lack of a better way to say it,if this makes sense.
    Sorry for the ramble,a bit exhausted this afternoon
    These are cetainly nice to come in & check out,I'd dig owning any one of them,Thanks for showin'
    -Vince
     
  12. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Oh yeah,BTW,#7903,what a Bose that'd be,huh?
    I can't help it,everytime I see a winner,I picture a Bose HP version.Haunts me wherever I look in the forum :D
    -Vince
     
  13. xbxb

    xbxb Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Now those are really nice looking knives. I'd be proud to have any one of those in my pocket. Thanks very much
     
  14. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    More amazing knives, Charlie. It must be fun to rummage through your closets. :cool:
     
  15. Sauconian

    Sauconian

    273
    Jul 14, 2008
    I hope Charlie doesn't keep his knives in drawers. :eek: :foot:

    Fran
     
  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I just huck them in there with the kitchen stuff, Fran!:eek:
    They are just knives . . . .;)
     
  17. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    I think he meant your other drawers :eek::

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks for all the comments my folksy friends! I will dig up some more scans for this thread. I have some contributed pictures as well. (I learned that trick from Vince!)
     
  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hey, I've been lookin' for those drawers! Been stuck in the house all day, lookin' at this lousy computer!!
    Wait! Those aren't mine - - no pockets!!
     
  20. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    They usually have a pouch! :p

    Anyway, back to Schrade's... :cool:
     

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