What's your latest Schrade? START DATE 3/18

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by Codger_64, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Thank you, tongueriver, for your interest in the post. Unfortunately, as I explained to Codger_64, I have already opened it, urged by the desire to feel the knife. As to your question, I live in Argentina, which explains the difficulty to get good traditional American knives.
     
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  2. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Than you, Mike, for your welcome. I enjoyed a few minutes reading all the options you laid out to me. I really liked "Do what will give you the most satisfaction and don't worry about it after the decision is made". Quite philosophical and applicable to other facts of life as well.
     
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  3. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Now that its open, we need pics ;)
     
  4. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Coming soon. Thanks, Mike. (Though I'm a lousy photographer).
     
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  5. Gonzalo

    Gonzalo

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Promises should be kept. Enter the pics.

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  6. koldgold

    koldgold

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hi Gonzalo from Australia, Welcome to the Schrade Forum.

    Opening the Clam Pack was the best option, you now have a good knife to use.
    Schrade made two later models, the 55OTG and the 53OTG.
    The smaller of the two, the 53OTG is the hardest one to find... Ken.
     
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  7. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Just got in this mint in hinged box with papers and sleeve 897UH ser. #05190.

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  8. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Awesome!!! Beautiful knife!!! and even better is that the blade steel appears to be 1095 high carbon!!!
     
  9. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I always wonder if a number like that might be 'first day' production.
     
  10. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Sorry, Cal, I got dyslexic on the number, now corrected. It's 05190.
     
  11. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Great knife, no matter the number.
     
  12. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    These are my last two ( vintage USA) Old Timers. Both were gifted to me by very generous members who wish to remain anonymous
    An Circa 1978 to 1984 'Schrade +' 858 (no "OT" in tang stamp) "Lumberjack" stockman.
    Circa 1978 to 1986 4 pin 7OT with a 1094 blade.
    Original sheath has a folded over belt loop, if that helps narrow the date.
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  13. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    great knives!!!

    on that 7ot, I've read a post on here that explains the dates of the 4 pin vs 3 pin and 1095 steel, etc. I think the 4 pin knives were pretty early. I have one as well and love it. You could probably find that thread with a search for 7ot 4 pin or something.
     
  14. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Which remindes me,

    I just got this little guy. Not perfect condition my any means, but got it super cheap so probably worth it.

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  15. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Received this 6OT today. Appears to be unused which is good, but it's definitely less substatial than my old 7OT or LB8. Weight of the 7OT is 8.2oz, LB8 is 8.1oz, and the 6OT is only 6.2oz. That's only 75% the weight of the 7OT. Also the fit and finish on the 6OT seems much poorer than the 7OT which is likely more of a function of when it was made than some inherent quality of that model number.

    Here is a lineup with 6OT on top, 7OT on bottom.

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  16. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd

    Apr 14, 2008
    the 7 OT was made in 1979 to 80 then dropped until 91. the 79 to 80 were 4 pin carbon and in 91 it was 4 pin carbon then went to 3 pin carbon.
     
  17. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    they had 7OT and 6OT Schrade + between 1980 and 1991. I have a Schrade+ 7OT I bought around 1988 or 1989 if memory is operational today. I'm pretty sure I bought it just before or just after my ex got rid of me.
     
  18. koldgold

    koldgold

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ex gone, and you got a new knife! That sounds like a good swap... Ken
     
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  19. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/7ot-cave-bear-research.482888/

    This old thread has some interesting info. I sure thought LB7’s were made earlier than they were.
     
  20. delmas2nd

    delmas2nd

    Apr 14, 2008

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