Knowing the dates of these name changes will help you begin to date your vintage Schrade pocketknife. You will be able to date a Schrade knife even more accurately by examining and understanding its markings and characteristics. Schrade was a well-known maker of pocketknives. Check online forums and websites about vintage knives in general and Schrade history in particular to get an idea about the vintage of your knife. Locate books and, if possible, old Schrade catalogs to further enable you to pinpoint the knife within a certain time period. Examine the knife under a strong light.
Colonial Knife Company, Inc.
In the Company was renamed Imperial Schrade Corporation and they were the largest knife manufacturer in the United States. At its height, the Company had around employees. In the Company went into receivership. Produced for years in the USA, there are still millions of Schrade knives in regular use. The top of the line Uncle Henry knives had stainless steel blades and mechanisms, while Schrade’s Old Timer line used high carbon steel blades and mechanisms.
These are actually the same material, but they look different.
Long pull master blade.
Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. The family moved to Monmouth, Illinois , shortly after Speck’s birth. Speck and his younger sister Carolyn b. Speck’s eldest brother, Robert, died at the age of 23 in an automobile accident in Speck’s father worked as a packer at Western Stoneware in Monmouth and had previously worked as a farmer and logger.
Speck was very close to his father, who died in from a heart attack at the age of Speck was six years old at the time. The hard-drinking, peg-legged Lindberg, with a year criminal record that started with forgery and included several arrests for drunk driving, was the opposite of Speck’s sober, hardworking father. Speck and his younger sister Carolyn stayed with their married sister Sara Thornton in Monmouth for a few months so Speck could finish second grade, before joining their mother and Lindberg in rural Santo, Texas , 40 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas , where Speck attended third grade.
Speck loathed his often drunk and frequently absent stepfather, who psychologically abused him with insults and threats. High School , in part because he refused to speak in class because of a lifelong fear of people staring at him.
There are maps in cabinets, fire hats nestled between them. The piece de resistance, which former Wawarsing supervisor and longstanding chiropractor Dr. Richard Craft is most excited to show off, is a room full of knives, too numerous to count. Craft said while leading a recent tour of what’s been in the works for six years now. Craft said, the historical society was taking full advantage of that, as well as a lease-free agreement with the town, who owns the building.
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Read Schrade Knife Identification text version Schrade Knife Identification It would be virtually impossible for me, or anyone else for that matter to list all of the thousands and thousands of patterns, special and limited editions, private special factory orders, and variants that were produced by Imperial, Ulster, Schrade Cutlery, Schrade Walden, Imperial Schrade, and Imperial Stag.
Or the associated companies of George Schrade Cutlery and so forth. While I will endeavor to be as thorough and comprehensive as possible at this time, the listings here will necessarily be incomplete. New information is still being discovered almost daily, and no doubt will be for some time. Therefore, it behooves the collector to learn the basic patterns and materials, identifying marks, packaging and sheaths, and to maintain an updated reference library, either in a special loose leaf binder, or a database.
I use both and sometimes even that is not enough! Helpful materials include but are not limited to periodicals with reviews and advertisements, photographs of examples with as much detail as possible, and old catalogs. Special books also exist showing some of the variations of tangstamps. Foremost should be the actual knives in your collection and the collections of friends. Keep records of the subtle differences you see. Some may be errors salvaged from the scrap bins or from storage for sale to employees in the company stores, and some may be special factory orders with different materials and design details.
Quite a few samples and prototypes have hit the market which never went into production, and which were never intended to be released to the public by Imperial Schrade, and tons of parts went out the door after the liquidation. Knife parts have become a genre of their own among collectors.
Schrade Tang Stamp Chart
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Both mint with leather sheaths.
I reprint the Chart here with the caveat that Schrade Tang marks were pretty constant from until the early ‘s when they started to come in various designs and wordings over the next 34 years that made them hard to period date. Another caveat is that Schrade knives made after have tang mark wordings that recently look closer and closer to the old Schrade’s tang markings and a collector should be looking at the font and etch on the knife versus tang mark wording as well as the total knife makeup itself as one’s best guide.
Many old experts have always told me do not read the Tang Mark but read the knife. Unfortunately this Chart is as big as I can post the picture in eBay’s guides despite enlarging it to try to increase its size and eBay supplying no tool to increase its size. A better view of the chart can be found at the original discussion site: Colonial Knife also denies making Edgemaster. Please note there are two types on was early with a smaller stamp and the more common is a large stamp.
Some fun Schrade Stuff.
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We were severely reprimanded in a letter from a 20 year veteran jumpmaster who told us “shrouds cover dead bodies.
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You will be emailed a tracking number to your email on file, when your parcel is sent out. If Outside of Canada the purchases will be shipped once we have received import documents from buyers country.
Schrade USA Red Abalone Limited Edition Switchblade
Benchmade Materials and Mechanisms Benchmade has a rich history that dates back over 30 years. It was in that the Benchmade adventure began. Les de Asis wanted a knife that reflected the latest in materials and manufacturing technology to replace the cheap butterfly knives, known as Bali Songs, he played with as a kid.
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They already had experience at making knives when they came to this country from one of the most famous knife producing cities in the world, Frosolone, Itlay. The Brothers all left Empire and separately formed four separate knife companies between and The business thrived and they moved to Oak St. They were one of only two U. Companies who were still manufacturing them on a large scale in when Congress banned interstate commerce and manufacturing for the purpose of interstate commerce, of the knives.
The two companies in the nation who still manufactured switchblades on a large scale, could still legally make them, but could only sell them in the state where they were manufactured and both companies were located in Rhode Island! Many of the antique American switchblades have acquired colorful nicknames over the years. Some of my favorites are the ones associated with the Colonial switchblade.
CKC knives manufactured the SHUR
Paid memberships don’t see ads! Schrade Blade Steel One question that arises time after time is regarding which blade steels Schrade used. For many years, those of us who grew up owning and using Schrade Old Timer and Uncle Henry knives had a pat answer. Or at least we thought we did.
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Germany vase; Royal Doulton Penelope figurine; bird figurine No. Ford Genuine Batteries Display; Ca. Anheuser Busch Wooden Crate and Bottles; ; 11 inches height x Steele Hardware Ford Co. Blue Grass Tools Crusader Wall Display; mid 20th century; 24 inches height x 12 inches width; original wooden wall display, overall condition is excellent and original, needs cleaning Lot Remington Pocket Knife Box; Ca.
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The History of Hammer Brand Knives: Hammer brand was originally a trademark of the old times New York Knife Company, and was started around Like many of the old knife companies, New York Knife ceased operations in during the great depression. Subsequently the trademark was purchased by Schrade Cutlery, and has remained dormant for many years. Schrade is now reintroducing this proud old brand, and producing a new line of Hammer Brand Knives. These knives have a very nice retro look to them both in the “old timey” colors and jigging styles of the bone, and the patterns themselves most of which are older knife patterns that you just don’t see too much anymore.
Many old experts have always told me do not read the Tang Mark but read the knife.
Over the years, the marking disappeared on blades. Museum correspondence with sword makers such as Wilkinson and N. Meyers indicates manufacturers, primarily British, have reintroduced that marking on swords. Not the final answer but a start. We thought we knew most of the visitors to the web site but this one really shocked us. It seems it came up on a hit from Yahoo.
Surfers who have never been here before and actually have no interest in knives, bayonets or swords jumped right into the quest to find a reason or at least point the way to other opinions. We even received a few from the anti-semite crowd that we will not go into here, suffice to say they were rather vulgar. A huge thanks to all those who offered opinions and links to other pages. It just may prove to be that a sword used for the pattern had this marking on it and ever since it has been included, there may not be a reason for it.
The Cutting Edge Of History
Stanhopes, peep-holes or peep-eye viewers, are just such items. They contain all sorts of pictures, places and things and truly provide a view of the world in miniature. As it turns out, knives are but only one variety of a very diverse group of collectible items.
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Case filled an order for 81, knives for the United States Navy just before World War I and provided a custom survival knife for the astronauts on Gemini and Apollo space missions. This company has also filled the pockets of American boys and men for over a century. You can learn to date Case knives by marks once you know where to look. Open the largest blade on the knife. This is the master blade; it is usually where marks are made.
Look on the tang. The tang is at the end of the blade where the pin anchors it to the casing.