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Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by delmas2nd, May 13, 2012.

  1. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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  2. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Not sure why the prices go way out like that. Not sure if it is a collector or a person that is just swept up in the bidding. I never see those because I only look at a certain price range and that one was not close to that range.
     
  3. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Look at the bids list. Two guys with deep pockets got into a bidding war for the knife.
     
  4. koldgold

    koldgold Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    I have seen those knives sell for half that price - $130 would stop me on that.
    I see things I would like to own ever day.

    Over the years I have paid $25 for a knife that I could have found for $10.
    However, when it comes to knives over $100 to $300 I have missed out the first time and found them much less $$$ the next time.

    Things come to those that wait!
     
  5. DaveT63

    DaveT63

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  6. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    my point exactly!
     
  7. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    There is another knife collecting world out there. We never see or hear from the sellers or buyers. They quietly and invisibly buy and sell, and do not show us anything. They purchase estates as we purchase packages of underwear at Walmart. Roughly equivalent position in our respective budgets. If they see a CASE TESTED longpull greenbone on ebay gradually easing up to the $1000 mark, they nonchalantly execute a snipe maximum bid for $14,000 and do not even blink. And yes, they do not enjoy life anymore than we do. It is just another position in the Gestalt of life. Just different. I bought a celluloid handled cattle knife a couple of years ago for $6.57 on ebay. It sits in front of me at my computer and it is just the cutest, most pleasing thing you ever did see. The people who collect shell bolster Colonials have just as much fun as the boys who buy Tony Bose customs. And that's a fact.
     
  8. thawk

    thawk Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I'll buy everyone's LB4 new in a brown box for $130.00, just send me a an invoice. :rolleyes:

    And yes, for collectors on a budget, patience pays off. Calvin, you are so right on your assessment. With collectors, everyone rolls different, and there is no wrong or right way to do it. My goal is to obtain knives I really like, and buying and selling ones I don't care as much about allows me to do it. What I like now is much different than what I collected 4 or 5 years ago.

    A second LB4 just sold for $435.00 today. Same two bidders I think. :)
     
  9. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    The problem with the LB4 is that it is a rather ugly knife. Rare and beautiful might lead me to bid high, but not rare and ugly.
    roland
     
  10. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. thawk

    thawk Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    "i saw it before on there does anybody remember what it went for?" ??? Do you mean another knife in this same pattern? I recall one a while back with jigged bone handles. Not excellent shape but decent, went for over $150.00 but not over $200 I think.

    It is the same pattern as a 2OT for sure. I believe a Schrade Cut 2202 is the correct number. There is a 2203 with a spear blade as well.
     
  12. AussieBosun

    AussieBosun KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 24, 2011
    Here's some info i found on an earlier post (2007 i think) courtesy of Codger ,

    One of the predecessors, the 3 1/16" long #C2533 3/4 SQ was listed in the 1934 catalog with nickle silver “Washington bolsters”, and Bone Stag handles. It had an oval shield, and no text stamped on the rear bolster. A more direct appearing ancestor, or rather ancestors, seem to be a series of jackknives from the earlier 1928 “Catalog E” itself, the #2202 (ebony handle), #2203 (Bone Stag handle), both at 3 ½" long with spear master blade, and #2203 3/4 with a clip blade and Bone Stag. All three used the “Federal” or “bomb” shield, and the name “SCHRADE” stamped across the rear bolsters. The 2OT had a closed length blade of 3-1/2", a 2 ½" clip master blade and a 1-7/8” pen blade. The tang stamp is SCHRADE / WALDEN / N.Y. U.S.A. on the mark side, and 2OT on the pile side of the master clip blade. The pen blade is unmarked.
     
  13. AussieBosun

    AussieBosun KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 24, 2011
    P.s. Delma , the knife sold for $113 ......
     
  14. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    It is a horizontal carry accessory sheath. IIRC they came in two sizes, SAS12 for knives up to 3 1/2" And SAS13 for knives up to 4". They were first listed in 1981 and last listed in 1985, so are probably less common than the knife in the auction. Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. :)
     
  16. thawk

    thawk Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    The horizontal carry does not catch on quite as many things as a traditional sheath. For certain they were a unique sheath in the industry. Here is the larger one with an odd offering, and reference to a 2008 thread on these odd sheaths. It is not an easy sheath to dig the knife out of when it is on the belt. I'd just pocket most 4" and under knives anyway.

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    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/568872-Sheath-question
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  17. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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  18. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    oh yes and thank you for the info on the sheaths that is what makes this forum so nice to visit!
     
  19. thawk

    thawk Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Good grief! Happy seller there.
     
  20. Dave Thinkstoomuch

    Dave Thinkstoomuch Banned BANNED

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