Box of NOS Schrades from 1980.

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by JeffOYB, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. JeffOYB


    Apr 22, 2004
    Hi... Long time... I just met an old guy who has a box of 30 Schrades from when he closed his hardware store. From about 1980. Folders and fixed. I haven't seen any yet. Wondering if the era makes his stash likely to be of more or less interest to collectors. I was thinking maybe they were made in some way at that time that made them more interesting than other dates. Thanks.
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  2. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
  3. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    They would definitely be desirable finds in that condition.
  4. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Probably not worth anything. Best thing to do is just host a GAW and get rid of them:D criteria being you had to be one of the first 3 people who replied to this thread and split them evenlyo_O
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  5. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Box of 30 NOS Schrades that are 40 years old? Naw, nothing interesting in that box!! OH
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  6. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I'm in.
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  7. Ramrodmb


    Jun 9, 2010
    As others have said, I would be checking them out! ;):D
  8. Epicurian

    Epicurian Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Think I had a dream like this once...
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    If theyre not rusty....make him an offer for the lot....assuming he wants to sell them...
    I say they are desirable collector stuff..
  10. sac troop

    sac troop

    Mar 4, 2009
    If he's interested in getting rid of them, see if he'll allow you to check them out. Look the pieces over for any condition issues like rusting or other bad things. Assess the good from any bad ones. make an inventory of model numbers and quantity. Include any notes regarding any variations in condition.
    You can use places like eBay to your advantage in determining a value for what he has. Search open auctions for the various models. I don't pay much attention to sellers "buy it now prices". You get a better idea of value from what you find people are willing to bid on an item. This obviously can take sometime, but you can also search prices from completed auctions to help.
    This way you will have a better idea on what the market is for specific knives.
  11. 1Ronin


    Jan 13, 2015
    Look and see if there are any marked Schrade Walden. If so make sure when you search eBay to look for that stamp. There may not be any Walden's in there but if there is they should be worth more than just the Schrade NY USA.

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