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LB7 Bear Paw LB Survey

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by Codger_64, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Post number 4, this thread, Upstream displays 3 knives, top to bottom are a 3 pin, 4 pin, and another 3 pin at the bottom. The 3 pins were the earlier ones.
    I'm glad you are liking your Schrade, and yes, they were built to go the distance. I carried mine for probably 10 years or more? And yes again, I used it frequently. I think I bought it somewhere around 1977 from a couple friends that owned a gun store.
    If you find anything in Mr Clemente's book that you don't see here, feel free to post it. ;)
     
  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Four pins then three.
     
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  3. MountainEd

    MountainEd

    11
    May 16, 2019
    Thanks for the info guys, don't want to keep yakking too much cause I'm drifting away from the intent of this thread. I had seen the photo Ballenxj mentions. What intrigued me was the differences in the shape of the swedge after clipping. Mine is even longer and more graceful then the ones in the pic.
     
  4. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    The LB 7 is my favorite knife i have carried one daily since they came out in '78. right now carrying a 4 pin non serial-ed one. have carried it for well over 10 years with no problems. just got back from a 5110 mile trip and it handled all the necessities quite nicely.
     
  5. 1Ronin

    1Ronin

    149
    Jan 13, 2015
    They are Great knives. And often overlooked for some reason. I have a few myself. But there is one that is special. I carried it in my back pocket at my wedding. I mostly carry it in the rear pocket. My wedding knife is a AZ----- serial numbered. And I just recently found a near mint one in an antique shop that is serial number 4460. I was shocked. It is near mint. But no sheath. Never know what you will stumble across.
     
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  6. 1Ronin

    1Ronin

    149
    Jan 13, 2015
    Just got out my LB7's that are serial numbered

    AZ70822
    3 pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade+
    LB7 USA

    W99732
    4 pin
    Schrade+
    U.S.A. LB7

    K65333
    4 pin
    Schrade+
    U.S.A. LB7

    4460
    4 pin
    Schrade+
    U.S.A. LB7

    Then there are 5 others that don't have serial numbers. Unless we can count the American Indian Series and in that case I have the Sundance numbered 0837.

    You could say that I have an addiction. But I sure do enjoy them.

    Does anyone know approximate time they would have added the Uncle Henry to the tang stamp? I know I bought the one stamped this way in 1990. The other numbered ones came to me second hand.
     
  7. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    if you go back to the beginning of this thread there is some of that info given. it will take some time but if i remember correctly i think the stamping is covered.
     
  8. 1Ronin

    1Ronin

    149
    Jan 13, 2015
    Thanks. I will go back.
     
  9. redneck70

    redneck70

    2
    Sep 27, 2016
    Hi,

    I’m not a collector.

    I have what I hope is a simple question.

    I have a 4-pin LB7

    Tang stamp says:

    SCHRADE+
    USA LB7

    Serial # is 64591

    Can you tell me approximate age of knife?

    Thank you
     
  10. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    I believe 1978. Look at post 18, this thread.
     
  11. redneck70

    redneck70

    2
    Sep 27, 2016
    Fantastic. Thanks for the help.
     
  12. Derk7

    Derk7

    3
    Nov 5, 2019
    My grandfather left me his LB7.
    It is a 3-pin
    UH
    Schrade+
    LB7 USA
    Brown leather sheath with button
    The knife has no s/n on it however it has the original box and I wondered if you could gather anything from it. The numbers next to the barcode are 44356 01403.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Images not showing for me.
     
  14. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    The barcode only identifies the item and maker, not anything about the date of manufacture. But the serials previously used did not indicate date of manufacture either. They were used solely for ISC internal use in the warranty program. We were able to identify some earlier ones via their serials vs. the known year end production figures. The further we went from the start, the greater the error rate. It is unknown how many serials were discarded as knives were rejected in production and whether or not specific limited editions and SFOs were counted in the YE figures. So the date ranges we settled on are only broadly accurate.

    One might tell more from the logos and nomenclature seen on the box and warranty paper. Those did continue to change over the years. Still, even so, a knife could sit on a dealer's shelf in the stockroom or display case for years before it's retail sale.
     
  15. Derk7

    Derk7

    3
    Nov 5, 2019
    Thanks for the reply. I thought maybe different barcodes would have some sort of identifying numbers which might help identification but I understand what you're saying. Coincidentally, what is the best method to upload pics to the thread from a mobile platform, Android, if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure this has been answered before but I either don't see it or I'm just an idiot.
     
  16. Derk7

    Derk7

    3
    Nov 5, 2019
     
  17. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I had been using Tinypic but they ended their service and support. Since then I have used http://upl.co/
     
  18. FatCity67

    FatCity67

    554
    Sep 22, 2013
    I like postimg.

    Didnt even know about upl.co
     

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