Help me intentify

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by MedicineMan, Aug 20, 2000.

  1. MedicineMan


    Aug 20, 2000
    I found an old fixed blade SCHRADE at a flea market. I love it.
    It's heavy and has a "real" steel blade.
    It's an "old timer" model "165".
    Could one of you knife experts tell me what it is worth and how old it might be? I'd hate to put it into use if it is a collector piece.

    Thanks in advance,

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  2. Tim Faust

    Tim Faust

    Jul 3, 2000
    The 165OT was manufactured from 1967 until 1991, and its last suggested retail value in 1991 was $51.95. If your knife is stamped "Schrade", it would have been manufactured sometime between 1973 and 1991. Earlier knives were stamped "Schrade Walden".

    Since the 165OT has only been out of production for a fairly short time, and the Company is still in business, the value of that knife has probably appreciated very little in value so far, if at all.

    The 165OT is a very useful knife, but since it is out of production, it will also eventually gain in value and become a collector's item, so using it or displaying it is your decision to make. Don't forget that the original packaging plays a big part in the appreciation of any collector's item, and if all of the original packaging and brochures are not available with your knife, the value may not go up as much as a collectible with the packaging. Either way, you win - great knife or great collectible.

    Tim Faust
    Product Manager

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