Couple of "New-To-Me" Old Friends

Mistwalker

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I just got these two in. Holding them and cutting with them is like taking a long walk down memory lane, ad I owned both in my youth. I gave the Deer Slayer to my brother and they were the fixed blades we carried hunting. The Woodsman I had in my youth was a constant companion as i spent most of my time in the woods. Now I'm really looking forward to this Autumn!

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Thanks, I really like them too. I hiked part of the Cumberland Trail yesterday with the Woodsman on my belt, it brought back a lot of memories.
 
I love that 165! I've recently been bitten by the OT bug and I think I'm goin to have to get me one of those!!!

Paul
 
Thanks, I really love it. I logged a lot of miles with my first one. Great all around knife for the woods!
 
I've used these for about a third of a century myself and never broken one, in spite of their being made of old fashioned 1095HC steel and Delrin plastic invented in the late 1950's.

Hopefully I can get a camera before long and post a few woodsy pictures of my own Schrades.

I went to my Mom's house for her birthday this past weekend (she was born in 1929), and as I was leaving, I found another old Schrade friend. My first Golden Spike (153UH) from back in the day. I doubt I will carry it, but it is good to see an old friend again.

Do you reckon that Woodsman can still dress a deer and build a campfire Mistwalker? :):thumbup:
 
I've used these for about a third of a century myself and never broken one, in spite of their being made of old fashioned 1095HC steel and Delrin plastic invented in the late 1950's.

Hopefully I can get a camera before long and post a few woodsy pictures of my own Schrades.

I went to my Mom's house for her birthday this past weekend (she was born in 1929), and as I was leaving, I found another old Schrade friend. My first Golden Spike (153UH) from back in the day. I doubt I will carry it, but it is good to see an old friend again.

Do you reckon that Woodsman can still dress a deer and build a campfire Mistwalker? :):thumbup:

I don't understand why so many dis 1095 so much. I think it's an awesome steel for a user knife. It is pretty tough, takes a great edge, and doesn't take much to maintain the edge. Yes it will rust...but if you're using the knife it shouldn't get the chance to rust much more than a little surface rust which is easily taken care of. If you're going to put it up for a while just wipe a little oil on it and it's fine.

Glad to see you found an old friend, it's always a good feeling.

Of that I have no doubts! I'm looking forward to Autumn even more than I already was. I did a little whittling with it yesterday...but just couldn't bring myself to start a fire in that heat. The next time you see this Woodsman it'll have a fresh edge in prep for hunting season.
 
I had both of those models when I was a young man.I don't have either knife now,wish I still did.That 165 brings back a few memories for me as well,Great find!
 
I had both of those models when I was a young man.I don't have either knife now,wish I still did.That 165 brings back a few memories for me as well,Great find!

Thousands of those knives were made between 1966 and 1991, so there are still quite a few out there if you look. If you are after a user like Mistwalkers, they currently go for $30-45, though can occasionally be found cheaper. Of course new old stock costs much more.
 
If you are after a user like Mistwalkers, they currently go for $30-45, though can occasionally be found cheaper. Of course new old stock costs much more.

Thanks Codger,

I was wondering about the price but I didn't want to ask.

Paul
 
Thanks Codger,

I was wondering about the price but I didn't want to ask.

Paul

I bought one without a sheath for less than $20 at the local flea market recently. But expect to pay $45 +/- on the bay, more if a bidding war erupts or a nice early example comes up. The earliest were stamped on blade left and serialized. Mistwalker's example was made just before the company name change from Schrade Walden to Schrade in 1973.

Before I ever became a collector and researcher, I recognized the value of these knives. IMHO, that base value, as a good woods/hunting/fishing knife hasn't changed, or been significantly improved upon.
 
I've been staring at these two for days trying to remember whether the "Old Timer" stamp on my old Woodsman was like this one or like that of the Deerslayer. Part of me thinks it was 'single-line" like the Deerslayer...but I owned a few Old Timers over my younger years so hard to say. My first folder was an O.T. Stockman.
 
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