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Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by Halfneck, Dec 29, 2010.
Nice add! If you're taking requests, could you let me know if you spot this one in there?
The gents who frequent this forum may recognize it before then. Something tells me it is from a brown bone SFO set. Check back often.
A 2004 SDU152 with oak handle and embossed sheath.
Codger is correct, that knife is from a 2002-03 SFO set.
This is My brown and blue bone handled sets.
I have most of the 2004 Duck knives, with the blade etching.
That is the first SDU152 I have ever seen.
I do not think any 2004 Duck Display Units were finished...Ken
These two at the bottom are etched 2003 and 2004.
Is the Sharpfinger Duck in your collection, Codger?
It is on it's way to me via a trade. I saw one in a cabinet at my local lumberyard in 2004 and passed because I thought it was overpriced.
From briefly looking at the catalogs, circa 2000 they started listing the oak DU issues individually up through the end. The DUPH2 was made most of those years, but only the last two or so the SDU152 oak. So 1 1/2 years production on those. The sets were mainly assembled on demand for sale directly to DU chapters for fundraisers I think. So there could be some out there.
ETA: We apparently are missing the color and shortline catalogs from 2003 from the archives. So not definate on which fixed blade was offered in the oak DU series that year. Anyone have a 2003?
This knife arrived today. Blade is excellent and the handle slabs aren't loose, just ill-fitted and not high quality. Curiosity settled, I am considering sending it to a friend to have salvaged jigged bone ) installed from an old Outers pattern knife, circa 1930's. I am out of mammoth ivory. And fancy stabilized burl wood.
I have most of the 2000-01-02-03 and 2004 Schrade knives.
This is an old thread, showing some wooden handled Duck Knives.
My 2000 Duck Display, was hard to photograph with the glass front.
I have the 2003 catalogue, showing all the Wooden Duck Knives.
Let me know if you need that catalogue, I can email it to you... Ken
Ken, if you would, email it complete to Larry Vickery with permission to archive it on the COSRUS site. Do you also have the 2003 shortline?
I am beginning to go through the SMKW catalog back issues. I found the answer to these etched 152UH's in the January, 2001 issue. There were indeed five different artworks as listed above. They sold for $14.99 each and the ad states they were limited to 1,500 of each etch.
On The Run - SC152R
The Big Stag - SC152BS
Hunter’s Dream - SC152HD
The Getaway - SC152G
Hunter’s Companion - SC152HCK
Bringing forward the photos of the five SMKW 152UH knives mentioned above for reference.
Ad copy from the January 2001 SMKW catalog.
Still combing through the SMKW catalog back issues, here is an ad for the orange handled knives, 152OH (SMKW numbers). Note the original price before you go all crazy buying one today at high prices. Also note that it is one of the most common SFO copies made by TBLLC and TBI. We see in this ad the quantity of originals made, 3,000 pieces. Christmas 1997 catalogue.
Those are some low prices even for 1999.
Yes, the power of bulk buying. SMKW was an important market for Schrade for quite a few years. Even many if not most of the factory seconds seen on today's market were sold through there. I see seconds Sharpfingers priced at $9.99.
I only own one 152 pattern sharpfinger knife, which I purchased in a matched set from Herman Williams, his images having been lost. I ran it under my flatbed scanner but the results are awful in all parameters; sorry about that, and also sorry if I posted it before. I just thought it should be in this thread somewhere. Also, I found a SMKW ad for the 165 pattern in orange, which was released earlier than the set just mentioned.
As long as I am (slightly) hijacking this thread in favor of orangeness, here is one that may be an end of days or it may be legitimate, but I have it and love it as, indeed, I love all my 165s.
Nice ones Tongueriver! Are there any SFO Sharpfingers in that fall 1992 SMKW catalog?
Here is another very recent find. A 2001-2002 DS15 Federal Duck Stamp issue but in stag jigged natural bone. The only one I have ever seen. The catalogs show them with green pickbone handles. Though I have seen a few over the years with dyed staged bone handles.