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Schrade 152OT Sharpfinger

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by Halfneck, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. FatCity67

    FatCity67

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    Sep 22, 2013
    Finally had some time to take my own pics of the knife I posted above. Just a quick cleaning and wipe down. Yes you can see the grind on the false edge and yes it comes to a very sharp needle like point as Codger points out. Just a little work on edge and she'll be ready for the field.
    Buddy has small garage shop with bench a sharpening & buffing wheels. Will need to practice on scrap before I even think about trying the A.C.A. edge grind mentioned above.

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  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Phil, I suggest that you keep it away from power tools! Sharpen it by hand! It really doesn't take as much as you might imagine. Just keep the angle right.
     
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  3. FatCity67

    FatCity67

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    Sep 22, 2013
    Duly noted. And thanks again for all the information you have provided in this forum.

     
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  4. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    A surprise in the mailbox this weekend! A special Sharpfinger commissioned by knife friends as an appreciation gift. Herman Williams 2019 serial "4-Codger", stag jigged honey amber bone handle, full filework and a special feature, milled brass liners! Pardon my poor photography skills please.

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  5. beestokk

    beestokk Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 20, 2009
    Awesome!!
     
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  6. FatCity67

    FatCity67

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    Sep 22, 2013
    Great friends Codger.
     
  7. koldgold

    koldgold

    Jul 2, 2010
    Codger has friends all over the world, even down here in Australia. Ken
    If you do not like that old knife, send it this way. LOL.
     
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Shown elsewhere, but not in this thread. A good quality 440C stainless blade blank on which I installed a set of book matched black walnut handles. A terrific slicer, as the original always was.

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  9. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Very nice! Nicely figured wood too. I have several customs of the pattern. Still as useful today as it was forty years ago!
     
  10. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Another new to me limited edition SFO Scrimshaw. 1993 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.

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    This one is serial #208 of 250 pieces ordered for the event. A knife friend in Australia tipped me to this one. Thanks mate!
     
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  11. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Here is another one not quite like the other ones. A 154 pattern (501SC) Scrimshaw made for Ducks Unlimited.

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    Something did not look quite right to me on closer look. A reject or setup piece? No blade etch, art and shield not exactly aligned. And what appears like a sloppy shield insert.

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    After a bit of searching I found this image in my archives. One of five patterns in a DU Scrimshaw set in a hinged wooden display box. This type of display box was used mainly circa 1997-2000. I don't yet have any more information than that. I did pass on the knife so it is still out there in the wild. As are an undetermined number of sets.

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  12. beestokk

    beestokk Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 20, 2009
    Pretty neat pattern! Like it almost better than the Sharpfinger!
     
  13. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    In fact the 154 pattern was originally called "Drop Point Sharpfinger" when introduced.

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    I never developed an affinity for it myself though it is visually pleasing in the arc shape. And evidently some liked it. As an Old Timer model it was produced 1976 through 1988. And was reintroduced in 1994-1997 as the 154UH "Badger" wearing the same Staglon jigged covers as the 152UH.

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    There were far fewer variants of the pattern produced over the years than the Sharpfinger so obtaining a "one of each" collection should be doable.
     
  14. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    Another variation. 152UH for Ducks Unlimited. Not mine.

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  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Yep!
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    Another one for Dakota DU.

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  16. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Another Ducks Unlimited Chapter special order in the fancy laser engraved oak box. This one for the Michigan Grand Traverse Chapter, only 35 pieces of this issue. I shall assume that the "2007" notation is the chapter number. It would not be a year considering that the company closed in 2004, and the blades have the earlier plain grind, not even the later hollow grind.
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    And the Wisconsin issue.
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    Are there more? So far I haven't found a production date for this series. All the knives are the same with same etches, just the display boxes laser engraving changed.
     
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  17. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I'm bringing this one foreward since I recently acquired an example myself. In January, 2001, SMKW advertised 152UH with five different deer hunter themed etches for $14.99 each. Of the five, this is my third. Since there were to be 1,500 of each produced according to the ad, 7,500 total pieces, one would not think they would be so uncommon on the market. Possibly due to the fact that many went to actual hunters who would use them? This particular one was located in Sevierville, Tennessee near SMKW so sold locally I suppose.

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  18. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Here is a photo I had archived from this thread before the server change which deleted many photos. Not my picture but shows all five from the series.

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  19. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    A limited edition SC502 SFO Scrimshaw knife was produced for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1988 as well. It featured a mark side art of a Giorgianni eagle and fish (Artwork from 1983 SC509), text blade etch, “Sturgis 1988 Limited Edition”. Pile side handle had the common monograming box art but added a printed serial number. Unknown exact quantity produced, but suspected to be 250 pieces. It came with the drop-in sheath.

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  20. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    A quick update on the 1988 True Value Hardware (Cotter) SFO, "TV-88". I recently saw the gift box version in it's original point-of-sale packaging, a hanging blister pack.

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