Comprehensive Schrade book??

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I feel a little stupid asking this... but I scanned thru the FAQ section never finding any questions, but a lot of discussion. The tang stamp question recently was sort of along the same lines as mine... and maybe no one really has all the answers... I am not a full-fledged devoted Schrade collector, as many of you are. I'm more a garbage can collector of a variety of makers, though I probably hold on to more Schrades than anything else. I have and use Bernard Levine's book, and it's very good for general info on a lot of makers. To put a lot of detail on each one would make his book encyclopaedic. I have Mark Erickson's Antique Switchblade book and I have Jim Sargent's 6th edition on Case, Queen, and Remington. I really enjoy both of them for their specifics in text or graphics that help identify a knife's age -- by tang stamp, handle style, shield shape/stamp, etc.... I'm wondering if there's a comparable book out there on Schrade. So far I'm up to four different manufacturer tang stamps of knives with the same "OLD TIMER" bar shield: John Primble/Belknap Hdw (I know Schrade made these, but not during what time frame?); Ulster; Schrade-Walden; and Schrade (and there are at least 3 tang stamp variations within the Schrade OTs). I know the Schrade+ stamp is probably the youngest, but not when they started using that stamp. And I don't know the date ranges for the two- and three-line Schrade-USA-pattern# stamps. Throwing SW's variety of stamps into the mix complicates it further. Of course, Levine date separates the major changes in the company, but the variation of stamps within a given "era" must also reflect age difference details. And shields? I have SWs with 2- or 3-point crest sheilds or bar shields or no shields. Some shields have stamps and some don't. Has anyone ever laid all this out in a book like Sargent's or Erickson's??? Is there a definitive source for this info.... or even close to definitive . . . all wrapped up in one package?:confused:
Thanx,
Barry
 
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Jim Sargents 2nd Edition came out in 1989 had specific Schrade Cut.Co. and Walden section. 3rd and 4th have nothing on Schrade so make sure you get 2nd edition.
It's great for raising arguments about Calendar knives! Catalog E and Supplements 'Schrade Pocket Knives' was put out in 1971 by Mr. A.G. Russell 111 is also very good source. Happy Schrading! Hoo Roo
 
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This forum, the AAPK forum, and larry vickery's collectors site are best resources, and your question gets asked a lot here. And there are a lot of questions and discrepencies with Schrades, probably more than most brands. They were inconsistent, at best, and there is nothing other than ranges of dates available for many Schrade knives. In fact there is not even a slightly comprehensive book. Old catalogs and flyers from the Schrade site have been the best place for me to do research, in addition to asking questions here.

http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/
 
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......I understand Bruce Voyles has a Schrade book coming out 2 years ago.........
Codgers' book will be a Doozie..well worth waiting for........it will no doubt have debth,history and a true admiration of Schrades and most important of all accuracy and likely devoted to USA produced Schrades pre closure 2004.... without any of the agendas/sponsors .....combining Larry Vickery's photos/displays/brochures/flyers etc with Codgers accurate text will no doubt be a Schrade winner. After this wrap up I expect autographed copy #3.!!!

P.S. The section on Schrade Cut Co Calendar knives in either book should be worth waiting for!! <Codger picked mine as more than likely authentic before the end of the Ebay auction for which I am most grateful>
 
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