Found a post I made on the 49ers that show all the boxes etc....photos have not been removed from initial post....the 3 posts I have just posted give complete info/history/description on this unique Schrade series....enjoy..Hoo Roo
I just got another transition knife (see some old posts on the SW 153UH) for which I have been looking for quite some time. Condition is down a little on this one so I will keep looking for a better one. These are rare. In 1973 there was a corporate paper-shuffling at Imperial Schrade as they transitioned out of the Schrade Walden marque. In the same year they brought out the 49r series of fixed blades, with the new tang stamps. But not for a few hours or days, because there are a VERY FEW of these out there with a SCHRADE WALDEN (and the 147 pattern) tang stamp. Voila! Aside from all that, the 147/497 blades are some of my favorite patterns. An edit here: I forgot to mention that this example does not have the 'hallmark' normally associated with the ones that follow. Also it has a regular slotted screw at the butt instead of a phillips, although it is not clear whether this was a replacement or not.