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I have looked through all the books i have and dont see where schrade made 49er knives under the walden name. However, i was looking on line the other day and saw a 491l with walden stamped on the tang. It had 49ers on the blade where supersharp usualy appears. Did schrade produce all 8 of the 49ers knives under the walden name. Also, when did they stop putting 49er on the blade. I have a complete set but none of mine have 49er stamped on the blade. ......thanks jerod
 

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From 1975. Note that the display cab is S/W and all the documents are Schrade.
Took them a few years to get rid of all the S/W merchandise.
The 1973 S/W catalog did not carry the 49ers as a group but the 1973 Schrade catalog put out as a revised 73 catalog sometime after April had them as the Benchmade 49er's
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They had stopped making the full set by 76 and were down to 2 knives in 78 and 9 and all removed in 80
 
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I see. well that makes sence... what about the blade marking of 49ers... was that a certain year or just speradic...
 
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G'day, the complete set of the 49er Series......Staglon and Leather Handles together with the Proto Staglon of the series plus some individual Cutler Benchmark Butt Stamps...distinctive sheaths and boxes and bling......Hoo Roo
 

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plus more photos of the 49er Series...
 

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larry i was viewing your collection online. it is truley remarkable. how long have you been collecting? Do you have a set of the walden blades to in the 49er series? i would love to see them to.
 
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G'day...back to Jerod's original thread question......photo attached is of the Sears Craftsman--Big Horn Skinner part of the Ted Williams Sports Series and I believe this is the knife that you have seen and its not actually part of the later produced Schrade 49er' Series. I also attach details supplied in 2002 by Tim Faust for the production dates for this series....the 499's and the 491's have always been the key knives to obtain for this series because of their limited numbers/production dates.
Its interesting that Tim Faust stated in 2002 that the 49er Series was so named because "of their 49 designation numbers" whereas Codger has suggested in his research that they were named to commemorate the 1849 gold rush in California which led to the westward expansion of your Nation and the design elements and embellishments make the connection....I'll definately go with Codgers opinion on this one......Hoo Roo.
P.S. How long have I been collecting Jarod?...about 15 years.. started out collecting British Sheffield vintage clasps and folders and found them boring and I had already used a Schrade as my EDU LB8 and then started collecting Schrade about 7/8 years ago well before factory closure and Ebay rarely got more than one bid <if that> on Schrades back in 2002.....as there were fewer collectors as such...MIB as they left the factory has always appealed to me so I have quite extensive range of Mint Schrades...I've always used 2nd hand folding hunters etc that someone else has broken in..cant bring myself to damage a mint knife apart from the Filleters....
 

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i have loved schrades since I was a boy. My father taught me that they were easy to sharpen and would hold an edge better then most. Also they were very inexpensive for the quality. I always said i would start collecting them when i got a little more establisghed and had a bit more money. but then i turned around and they were out of business and you could not find them anymore. I only seriously started collecting a few months ago. Up untill July I had 3 or 4 schrades which were the ones i hunted with as a boy and one mint in the box 153uh i bought at walmart for 20 on clearance... sweet deal... All of my new mint in the box knives i have gotten in the past few months. i hit it hard though. I just recently got a complete set of 49ers and am still inticipating there arrival. all mint in the box with everything they came with... I am very excited... woo hoo.... I am always interested in buying selling and trading... so drop me a line anytime... jerod
 
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....just bringing up this thread for Lower Forty Boy as I feel it should answer his query with photos..of the 49er's...Hoo Roo
 
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Just bringing up this thread to clarify the "transistion knife" posting. refer post #9 this thread.
Sears Craftsman Big Horn Skinner 'Ted Williams' Sports Series carried the Schrade Walden tang stamping, was identical to the later 49er series with regards butt and handle shape etc however can be identified by the Schrade Walden stamping....the 49er Series were not Schrade Walden stamped only Schrade....
The Sports Series can be confusing to a 49er series collector when they occasionally show up ...Hoo Roo
 
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Found another post that hasn't had my photos removed, for anyone interested in these USA Schrades..Hoo Roo
 
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Photo/details on the Sears Craftsman Big Horn Skinner/Ted Williams...49er Style knife..
 
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