LB7 Bear Paw LB Survey

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

  1. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Empty replacement boxes, sometimes with papers and even sheaths show up on the bay if you want to keep it as new. Finding a good user shouldn't be hard since they made so many.
     
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  2. Freshair

    Freshair

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    May 11, 2020
     
  3. Freshair

    Freshair

    2
    May 11, 2020
    I have two items 1. Schrade + USA 3 pin ser# V84632 or V64632 w/Uncle Henry Sheath, I don't know if they are a match because i have another set (knife and Sheath) somewhere. I am going to give this knife to my son, The sheath is an original that I bought around late 70"s, Any info on decipher the ser #
     
  4. ehunter

    ehunter

    1
    Jun 22, 2020
    Q47540 (At least I think it is a Q and not 047540)
    3 pin
    Schrade+
    U.S.A. LB7

    It is interesting to me that my serial number is machine stamped with perfectly formed letter/numbers. When I look at the photos across this thread... so many of the serials look like they were hand engraved with much larger font. Mine is not like that.

    Anyway, my knife now has a broken lock mechanism and I don't know the best way to get it fixed. Any guidance on this would be appreciated. I bought the knife sometime from 1978-1982 is the best I can recall. It is a sentimental item and I hope it can be fixed.

    Incredible this thread has been gong on for so long.
     
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  5. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    There are some folks that specialize in repairing folding knives, and i hope one shows up here. I know what you mean about having a knife that means a lot to you. I hardly ever carry mine anymore, but would still be Heart broken if it was broken in some way. Good luck with it.
     
  6. Curtis32

    Curtis32

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    Jul 10, 2020
    I have a 3 pin shrade+ usa lb7 sn#023915
    As far as I've gathered it's a 1978 but strangely a 3 pin instead of 4 pin I have looked the sn over a dozen times and it's clearly not Q or O it's a 0
     
  7. Curtis32

    Curtis32

    2
    Jul 10, 2020
    I also have the uncle henry shrade pro hunter 171uh with original sheath and sharpening stone any info on this
     
  8. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Hi Curtis, with a six digit serial number I believe you are correct with the dating of 1978 or earlier. After you have the required ten posts (I think) please post photos of both knives? :)
     
  9. Cibarnes

    Cibarnes

    1
    Sep 18, 2020
    Hi guys! New here, amazing that this thing is still going!

    Q5028 - four pin
    SCHRADE+
    U.S.A. LB7

    I've always know about these knives but have never given them too much thought. I found this knife today at an estate sale. The only reason I even bought it was for the leather pouch. My Benchmade fits in it perfectly. I usually on carry knives that have an assisted opening. But this Schrade is growing on me. This thing is solid. It has a big ole clunck sound when you open it that you can hear from ten miles away. Just the force of the lock is amazing. This thing is rigid. My Benchmade just has a dainty click. Makes me regret spending 200 on that instead of finding this first.
     
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  10. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    That's why we love the Bear Paw lockbacks around these parts. Welcome to the fold!
     
  11. Robtwhite

    Robtwhite

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    Sep 23, 2020
    BB29528 - three pin
    SCHRADE+
    U.S.A. LB7
     
  12. 1873gunner

    1873gunner

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    Sep 15, 2017
    V54273 - Three Pin
    SCHRADE+
    USA LB7
    Looks like the brass is tarnishing a little, time to give it a good polishing from the Baton Rouge Cajun humidity..
    But still in great shape. I believe I purchased it in 1980's during Ronald Reagan's first term.
     
  13. Raz80

    Raz80

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    Nov 22, 2020
     
  14. Raz80

    Raz80

    3
    Nov 22, 2020
    Hey guys, love this thread I hope someone is keeping track and coming up with a shrade timeline lol. Love mine love to know when they come from but I only have one LB7 so far
    Schrade+
    USA LB7
    033811
    Any information would be amazing and greatly appreciated thank in advance!!
    Side note it’s not mint it’s been a working mans knife a long time but still a solid knife that I use as an edc or out on the job or the trail it would still be a trustworthy companion
     
  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Read the thread from the beginning. Your knife would be the 33,811th one made. See where that falls in the production records posted.
     
  16. Raz80

    Raz80

    3
    Nov 22, 2020
    Ok tyvm yea got few pages in kinda figure that was the make. I’ll go find the production record. Thanks
     
  17. hodg0610

    hodg0610

    10
    Oct 21, 2020
    No Serial Number, three pin
    Uncle Henry
    Schrade+
    LB7 USA
     
  18. dragon.eyez

    dragon.eyez Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 11, 2020
    My aunt told me she found this LB7 in a drawer and she knows I like knives so she sent it to me. It was pretty dirty but I cleaned it up and it looks great. My first LB7.

    Z66118 three pin
    Uncle Henry
    SCHRADE+
    LB7 U.S.A .
     
  19. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Sounds like you have a COOL Aunt. I take it you thanked her profusely? :thumbsup:
     
  20. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

    208
    Oct 7, 2017
    5182 - four pin
    SCHRADE+
    U.S.A. LB7

    With the help of a kind friend, I was very happy to acquire LB7 serial #5182 recently. I'm thinking this could well be from the first week of production in 1977.

    If I crunch the 1978 and 1979 numbers Schrade made (on average) 7380 LB7 knives per week over those two years. This makes me think 5182 in a week is not an unrealistic amount when they were trying to get some inventory in place. Maybe it didn't even take them a week to make that many. They made so very many knives. It boggles my mind.

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