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It's Old Timer time, fellas: Show your U.S.-made OTs

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mnblade, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000

    "Listen here, fellas. All your purdy, shined up bone- or pearl-handled, Sunday-go-to-meetin' knives are fine. But I reckon it's time we had a thread where we can show off good ole, carbon-steel, American-made Old Timers. You know, the knives that been gettin' 'er done since your daddy was knee high to a baby mule. So sharpen 'em up, give 'em a little spit an polish and post 'em right here."

    You heard the man! I'll get the ball rolling with this 34OT I got recently for a song on that big auction site. It's in fantastic shape, hardly (if ever) used. But it had some staining from storage which, thankfully for me, must have scared off other bidders. Their loss! :)


    Here's the one I've owned the longest, a 33OT that was my grandfather's:


    This one isn't mine (I seem to recall someone was trying to auction it off and wrote that it "had been sharpened"):


    And lastly, here's a 34OT that I no longer own, helping out in the garden:


    -- Mark
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  2. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    My 34OT is the most frequently carried knife in my collection:



    I've modified the spey blade into a pen and given the sheepsfoot blade a bit of a Wharncliffe treatment so that it is pointier and rides a little lower when closed.
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  3. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    The 93OT is my favorite Schrade. I'll have to get a better picture of it someday.
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  4. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Nice work! :thumbup:

    -- Mark
  5. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Here's one I carried for many, many years. My dad got it for me through an offer on a Prince Albert tobacco tin in 1964 or so, for $2.00. It's an Ulster Old Timer. It's pretty wobbly and doesn't get carried anymore. It's always on display in my office and gets picked up and admired now and then.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  6. J Buck

    J Buck

    Jun 10, 2011
    Unfortunately I was turned onto Old Timers after it was too late.....It was probably the most sold brand at the hardware store when I was growing up and I did not appreciate them like I do now. Shame what happened. I'm carrying my 33OT today. A little wobble in the blade but sharp as heck! Keep showing them off boys.
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  7. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
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  8. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    These deserve at least a second look. Very nice, Steven.

  9. Luger1952

    Luger1952 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2012
  10. RDaneel

    RDaneel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2000
    Top to bottom - 108OT, 58OT (Ulster), 33OT, 98OT, 77OT. Four Schrades and an Ulster.

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  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Real nice pictures, Fellas!! Keep them coming!!
  12. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Here's an Old Timer - you can tell by the label!:D


    I got this display case-full from the West Coast Distributor, who has since passed away - RIP!


    8OT w. bone handle!

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  13. RDaneel

    RDaneel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2000
    The one in that first photo looks like an SFO, Charlie.

    And the bone OT is really neat, too.
  14. george65


    Dec 21, 2008

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  15. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I have quite a few Old Timer models, but most are from China. I think the only Schrade USA Old Timers I have are:
    93 OT (thanks for the GAW, Fausto):

    and 34 OT (thanks, Dave):

    - GT
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  16. davek14


    May 30, 2009
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  17. arrowhd

    arrowhd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2011
  18. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    My used, abused, hand-me-down 93OT.

  19. johnnyfive


    Apr 29, 2015
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  20. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Ain't that the truth. I don't have a pic with all my OT's together but here is one of some of my 8OT's, probably my favorite pattern. Just added a Craftsman "Bowie Stockman" to this group. These knives are so under appreciated as a competent carry in today's world, especially for the money. The vintage USA models can still be had for a song if you look and are worth every penny and then some.
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