Dating schrade scrimshaw knives

Dating schrade scrimshaw knives

However in the mids

Schrade was a well-known maker of pocketknives. Teddy Roosevelt and others were commemorated with Schrade knives. The name marked on the knife will give you the first visual clue to its age. Colonial Knife also denies making Edgemaster. Knowing the dates of these name changes will help you begin to date your vintage Schrade pocketknife.

Early Schrade knives usually had bone handles. 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.

Finally, look for any images on the knife handle that could indicate a commemorative knife. Many old experts have always told me do not read the Tang Mark but read the knife. You will be able to date a Schrade knife even more accurately by examining and understanding its markings and characteristics. The question about warranty replacement knives concerns the serial numbers.

The white delrin handled

However, in the mids some knives were made with handles of colored bone red, green or brown. The white delrin handled scrimshaw knives were reverted back to four pin at some point, but I don't recall when. Schrade knives are marked with a serial number. Examine the knife handle to determine its material. This seems to confirm that it may well have been a shelved replacement knife.

Check the four-digit serial number on the knife blade for more information. Schrade Old Timer and Uncle Henry pocketknives were produced for decades. Commemoratives were made only in certain years and can be dated with certainty. Letters that follow the serial number refer to the handle material color or type.

Examine the knife under a strong light.