Boo boo's, oddballs and error knives

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I have a couple of bummers, some I bought knowing what they were and some were not accurately described by the seller, but I kept them anyway. This one is a PH1 that has a bad rivet placement near the end of the handle and no tang stamp:

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Yep, I got a few.

This one is missing part of the Scrimshaw. But it still has the Giorgianni signature intact, and I like the knife, so I'm sticking with it. :)

Bill
 

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Okay, here is one. I really cannot see an error on it, but I think Schrade did. The error may have been in the tangstamp, because on this Sharpfinger, it has been completely ground off. I do believe this is a factory artifact, because it is so well done. A real close inspection reveals a slight "stepline" at the handle end of the grind.



As you can see with this trio of ground and unground blanks, the tangstamp was applied to these before the final grind and assembly.


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Upstream said:
I still can't believe that this knife is a reject because it has been so good to me.

Rick

Rick, your knife raises an interesting question. The knife blades are stamped prior to being finished because they can't stamp it after the knife is completed. If your knife was a reject, I wonder if it was because it merely wasn't stamped as it should have been? Why would the factory finish an otherwise bad blank?

As an aside, if Michael Douglas kicked Catherine Zeta Jones out of his bed, I KNOW she could be good to ME. Everything is relative.
 

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Here is a nice one. Clearly an open stock knife, with an 897UH turkish clip. There's nothing wrong with the knife, it is perfect, but still a misfit.

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According to a conversation I had with a former Schrade employee,
".......many rejected knives were completed and put in the company store as seconds. It depended on the value of the components at the time of the reject. Schrade was able to recoup most of the cost of the knife for the price it was sold at in the company store. Even to long time Schrade veterans some of the defects were hard to find or did not matter. Many workers bought the knife as a second and then fixed it themselves. Usually the tang stamp was ground off or "XXX"'d out on these knives."

This explains how a lot of the knives got into the public. Also, there must have been knives left in the store, and in bins for the store during the closing. That would explain more of them showing up now.

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No photos handy, but I have accumulated:
- two 97OT knives with the UH Staglon handles, one with a single blade and one with two
- one of the knives being advertised as a "162OT" which actually appears to be a Ducks Unlimited knife that never got the logo installed.
- an 89OT, but with a straight blade instead of the sawblade, so it's really just an 8OT.

-Bob
 
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