Frontier Lockback

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I think I bought this in the mid 1980s in a hardware store. It was in a Schrade display along with a few similar knives of different sizes. This one measures 3" closed. I think the display was all the knives they had in these models, because the one I bought had to be unwired from the display. On one side of the tang is stamped

FRONTIER
U.S.A.

and on the other side

P-I
IMPERIAL
STAINLESS

The locking mechanism seems to be similar to that of the Buck 110. The fit and finish is practically perfect. The handle appears to be inlaid with walnut.
I think I paid about $35 for it new, and it has been worth it. I thought I had lost it, but my wife found it today inside a first aid kit.

Richard
 

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Codger_64

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http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/frontiers/pages/P-82-2.htm
http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/frontiers/pages/P-82-3.htm

These 1982 Imperial factory flyers show your knife and give a bit of detail.
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rprocter

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these knives seem somewhat akin to Schrade 3rd Gens, an upscale, dressy well made knife. look very collectible to me ! roland
 
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I got the small one about a month ago for 3 bucks
I think it's the P-II
I have to check after I find it
The wood on one side looks like it was wet and got kinda warped
I'm guessing it is glued on?
It seems pretty sturdily built :thumbup:
 
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Wow, those look nice.

I bought a couple of the Irish-made Frontier knives on closeout when Schrade went BK. Despite having the same brand name, the Irish knives are complete junk...
 

lrv

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In 83 they added 2 more knives to the mix. Im thinking Camillus made these:)

P-83-3.jpg

And the real thing. Hot off the scanner from the mancave.
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I KNEW Irv would have the WHOLE set!!! :mad:

I want to find a P-III
I have an affinity for sheepfoot blades
 
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