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    Elusive Schrades

    Duncan, here's another one I have with a better example of that blade: Eric
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    Elusive Schrades

    Thanks Duncan! Yes it's just a hair under 3 1/4", in fact I believe it's the same model as the pearl knife Cal just posted. Cal that one went under my radar, nice snag!! It's a beauty! 😲 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Here's a smaller cousin at 2 7/8". It's got the cool little surgical lance blade...
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    Elusive Schrades

    My pleasure Gus! Eric
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    Elusive Schrades

    That's just a result of the more accurate machining methods used by Schrade (post 1970) versus the old hand operated machines. If you were to pull a loupe out I'm sure you'd see some areas where the cutter knicked the bone or the spring on the Schrade. I know I can see it in my example. It's...
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    Elusive Schrades

    Those liners are jimped or coined. This was done at the very end when the knife was completely finished. Engine turning is more of a machining process done on flat surfaces, such as this blade: Eric
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    Elusive Schrades

    Charlie those stags!! Just unbelievable, especially as jacks. I think I showed a few back near the beginning of this thread but here's one I haven't posted yet: Eric
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    Elusive Schrades

    Gus that knife is from a five knife Cutlery Classics set called "The Tradesman Series" that was put out around 1981. Each knife commemorated a trade; Rancher, Fisherman, Miner, Farmer, and Lumberman. Yes it was the same bone used on the Parker knives, I believe sourced from Boker at the time...
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    "Old Knives"

    Koch wasn't a maker, they contracted their knives from cutleries in the U.S. and from Germany. If yours doesn't have a "Germany" stamp it was likely made here in the states. That one's a real beauty! Eric
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    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    Hey Dave!! It'd definitely be an honor to do it but I'm just not equipped to do a 500+ run of forum knives at the moment. That's like a whole year's production for me!😲 Plus Charlie's got everything under control with a fantastic GEC knife coming up for this year. The guy's a miracle worker...
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    Elusive Schrades

    Beautiful examples Charlie, especially the whittler. You rarely see those show up. One of the few patterns that Schrade used that particular shield on. 👍👍 Eric
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    Lightweight Scale/Handle Material?

    Ok that makes total sense to me then. I'm totally uninitiated to the ultralight gang for sure. I definitely understand your pursuit of a lighter material with that in mind. Why not skip handles completely then? Round off the edges off you tang a bit for comfort and you're good to go. I've...
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    Are matching scales important to you?

    It's not a wear issue, but I don't see it as a warranty issue either. It's almost impossible to tell how well covers are going to match before they're hafted, glazed and buffed. When the covers are dyed they're extra dark on the surface due to the dye building up on the outside. The final shade...
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    Lightweight Scale/Handle Material?

    Bolstermanic If you look at the chart you posted of handle materials and go all the way from delrin to European walnut you're only talking a difference of 1/2 ounce per cubic inch. That translates to a 1.5 ounce difference for knife handles between both extremes. That's almost the same as the...
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    Older gold colored ceramic grinding belts??

    I don't recall 3M ever having gold colored abrasive but Norton's ceramic abrasive is kind of a gold color, as is Dynabrade's. Eric
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    New Case Stockman with blade rub

    C'mon Jake! He's just trying to get his post count up so he has enough to get a BFC knife :rolleyes::) I kid Rancher, although I'm seeing a lot of that chicanery lately. Rancher it's just a lot more efficient to make a new thread with the subject you have in mind so everyone can see your...
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    Elusive Schrades

    Speaking of packages, here's what the whole package looked like for that knife. Nice snag Un-Chained! I think it's so cool that they went the extra step of using sterling bolsters and a sterling shield. Really ups the quality factor. Of course that knife was made to celebrate twenty...
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    Albers Cutlery Company

    I thought so!:D I just resent the shipping notification to you. I might have initially messed that up. Also PM'd you the tracking info just in case. Nice pics guys! Hope you're all happy with them.:) Eric
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    Albers Cutlery Company

    Mike, did you get a camelthorn, going to MO? Eric
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