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
    Am I the only one that cant see most of Codgers pics?

    Just where a pic should be.
    I'm assuming.
     
  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Once again the photo host I was using quit. This time without notice or trace. I'll attempt to repopulate the missing pictures as I can. I had to do that previously when Tinypic shut down. The last two pictures I used imgur.
     
  3. FatCity67

    FatCity67

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    Sep 22, 2013
    I kinda figured just wanted to make sure it wasn't my awesome computer skills again.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    The latest, a 2003 short issue of the 152UH Wolverine in the clampack. Originally the knife listed in the catalogs from 1994 - 1998, five years. It was revived briefly in 2003 for sale exclusively through a big box store per Clemente.
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  5. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    The two knife gift set, SGS-1, was offered in a clampack version from 1987 thru 1997. I've not seen too many of these still in the package. The retail list price was the same as the SGS-1 gift set in the fancier box, though I suspect that the merchants did not make the full suggested markup. Listed as "new!" in 1987, retail was $40.95. Last listed in 1997, the set in the clampack listed for $58.90. In today's dollars, adjusted for inflation, that would be $94.09.

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  6. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    This is the standard SGS-1 gift set in the flocked tray in woodgrained sliptop box.
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  7. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    I was just gonna post that one for ya. You beat me to it. I agree that you don't see them too often. It certainly caught my eye.
     
  8. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Snatch! I managed to get it. As much as I dislike clam packs. Waiting for another SGS-1 box to arrive and then I will have them all I think. Except for the SFO's anyway. There should be five production variants if I am correct. But a sixth is possible.
     
  9. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    This is the first SGS-1 variant from 1987-88. I haven't added the knives back to it yet but the tray was specifically formed to hold the SAS-17 pouch sheath which was discontinued after 1988. IMHO this one is uncommon to find today.

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  10. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    I'm glad you did. I dislike clam-packs too and don't have a single one in my collection. I like handling my knives too much. At the same time, the knives are forever sealed in a time-capsule of sorts. Pros and cons. I'm guessing that leaving them in the dark is best if you don't want the plastic to yellow.
     
  11. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Yes, the clampacks are notorious for yellowing and becoming brittle from age. Realistically though, they were only intended to last from factory to store point of sale display and then be opened and tossed by the customers. They never were intended to be archived and last decades. Like slabbed collector coins. Some of the bonus clampacks were interesting too. Compass, sharpening stone, playing cards, knife care kits were all offered in one pattern or another.
     
  12. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I finally added one more to my set of SMKW special production run 152UH "Deer Hunter Series". So I now have four of the five. The 152UH Wolverine listed in the Schrade catalogs from 1994 - 1998 and was discontinued until a short reissue of clampacked knives for 2003 as noted above. However in 2000 SMKW ordered 7,500 152UH, 1,500 of each of five blade etches.

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  13. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    With the help of a friend once again, I found an example of these issues from the 1987 SMKW catalog.

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    I believe this series was either pad printed or silkscreen printed rather than hot die stamped. I won't know for certain until the knife is in hand.
     
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  14. FatCity67

    FatCity67

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    Sep 22, 2013
    Nice Codger!

    I've been meaning to ask for some time now but keep getting sidetracked.

    Is there a source or sources that list all the USA Schrade made SMKW offerings over the decades?
     
  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Just this thread and the catalogs and examples I and others have found.
     
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  16. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    Great info on this knife's K-Mart to SMKW connections. It's funny you saw the tang-stamp and thought "K-Mart" before surveying the handle. That tang stamp also made me think it was a K-Mart SFO I'd never seen before until you posted the SMKW information.

    I can't recall seeing another "Fisherman" Sharp Finger. I figured it wouldn't stump you though. The second I looked at it I thought the ink wasn't stamped in. I think you've got it figured.
     
  17. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    This is the first one with the "Fisherman" art that I have seen. And none of them come up very often which suggests that they were sold in modest quantities. I haven't a clue as to exactly how many of each art.

    Deer Hunter
    Turkey Hunter
    Fisherman
    Duck Hunter
    Coon Hunter
    Bird Hunter
     
  18. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    I knew it was a rare duck. It couldn't have found a better home.
     
  19. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    A rare duck? Funny you should mention that. Here is one I just found. A Limited Edition Ducks Unlimited with Fibron handle, coined duck head DU shield and flying ducks etch. I have no idea of how many or when. Except that it wasn't late production as evidenced by it's plain grind instead of the hollow grind of the last years.

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  20. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Research is ongoing, but it looks like this knife may be a sample produced for a six knife set ordered in 1990 and then abandoned before production. All six were to have had the "Winewood" Fibron handles and coined DU shields.
     

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