240OTX help

xbxb

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Just bought an old new 240 OTX. Can someone answer the following questions? What does the X stand for in Xtimer and can you tell me if the same bluing process that is used on guns is used with the blade? I assume it is carbon steel? I hope so. Also if someone knows any history on the 240 otx it would be appreciated. Thanks Guys
 

xbxb

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Codger do you know if it is Carbon Steel? Thanks very much
 

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I really don't know for sure. Schrade had pretty well phased out carbon steel near the end (even on traditional Old Timers). And the 24OTX was indeed a "near the end" knife. I don't know exactly when in late 2003/ early 2004 they appeared in Walmarts, but there were not many sent to each store, and they sold out fairly quickly. My best guess is there was a year or less production. Likely less.

Anyone know for sure?

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Doesn't say on this 60TX flyer:

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My 24OTX is stainless, marked Schrade+. truth is I am not happy with it, fit and finish issues. I have played a lot with it, disassembled it, filed down the tang and springs, added some filework to the spines on the blades, I have it assembled now but with sort of a "temporary" center pin and it needs new handle scales since I hurt the originals when disassembling.

Luis
 
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