The heavy bolsters, liners and pins are brass, except for a stainless steel blade hinge pin. Key to Schrade's strength as a knife maker is the workforce of talented and committed craftsmen, including third and fourth generation employees. Uncle Henry line knives had stainless steel blades and mechanisms, while Schrade's Old Timer line used 1095 high carbon steel blades and mechanisms. In the 1920s, Schrade bought the defunct Walden Cutlery Company in order to obtain their stocks of handle material for his knives. It cuts well and holds an edge well. It is essentially the same size and shape as the Buck 110 folding hunter see the Outdoor Accessories index page , uses a similar lockback mechanism and competed for the same market share.
However, in the mid-1970s some knives were made with handles of colored bone red, green or brown. Both knives feature one piece construction with faux carbon fiber synthetic handle inlays. These were produced for only 2 years each being built on an existing 3rd Generation frame. Walden and Maybrook Images of America. Photo by Chuck Hawks The Schrade Cutlery Company was once the largest knife manufacturer in the United States. If you're interested in learning more about Schrade Old Timer knives, take a look at our.
This is merely a beginning point and I hope to update this as I get new information. Three piece set includes 8. The Uncle Henry knife line, made by the new Schrade, is a selection of pocket knives, lock blades, fixed blade hunters, etc. Representing the newest of the new is Q3 Technology for Quick, Quiet and Quality offering a series of multi-functional folders designed for maximum performance. In 1984, it merged with the Imperial Knife Company and was known as Imperial Schrade. Our features a selection of popular knives that are ready to be engraved and shipped right away for less.
Uncle Henry Knives Uncle Henry Knives manufactured by the Imperial Schrade Corporation closed their doors July 30, 2004, after 100 years of business. Looking for a way to give your knife an extra dash of pizzazz? Product dates are unknown, but are circa mid 1980s. Schrade continues to grow in leaps and bounds due to our well earned reputation for quality and value, responsiveness to an ever changing market place, innovative new products, diversification into new markets, and customer service second-to-none in the industry. Handle: Synthetic; Other Info: 6. The Last Year Listed column shows the year that a particular model last appeared in a Schrade catalog. Knife owners know how versatile these -, -, and pocket knives are. Schrade's other company, the Schrade Cutlery Co.
Want to get your engraved knife even faster? It is a nice knife, made in Red China, but it is not the same. This is not an all-inclusive list of Uncle Henry models, but does include some models that did not appear in the catalogs. This concern for precision is not reflected in the later catalogs. After 1965, the majority of Schrade knives had handles of man-made materials. The following year, Schrade formed the Schrade Cutlery Company in Walden. This is one of the most expensive and impressive Uncle Henry knives and it looks the part. Black woven fabric belt sheath holds all.
At Knife Depot, you can customize any of our 10,000 knives with an inscription or logo. These are actually the same material, but they look different. Black molded plastic storage case. . Old Timer scales handles were Delrin and Uncle Henry scales were usually Staglon.
It is certainly one of the best made; the whole knife exudes quality. As the name implies, Staglon looks like a genuine stag grip, but is more durable. The only sad note is that they are now imported from China to keep the prices low. Later developed in slightly modified form as the Presto series, the Schrade switchblade would come to dominate the automatic knife market in the United States for the next fifty-five years. However, in 1916 the German government seized all of Schrade's assets in Germany to assist its war production. Albert Baer and his brother Henry headed a group that purchased Schrade in 1946, when it became a division of Imperial Knife.
The blade and locking mechanism are polished stainless steel. Source- A Catalog History of Schrade Knives by Robert Clemente, 2003. The name marked on the knife will give you the first visual clue to its age. In 1917, Schrade licensed a flylock switchblade design to the Challenge Cutlery Company, which he then joined. Satin finish 7Cr17MoV stainless blade.
In the 1990s, the company entered the market and the Baers were both inducted into the. There Schrade developed a new type of switchblade knife, which he titled the Springer. Imperial Knife Company, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1916, grew to manufacture a full range of value-priced folding pocket knives. If we can, we will buy these items on the secondary market when possible. Deeply rooted in the American tradition, the Schrade Knife family tree includes: Old Timer Knives, Uncle Henry Knives, the Federal Duck Stamp Series, Schrade Tough Tools, high tech X-Timer knives, Q3 knives, etc. When you're in the market for a classic old timer knife, you can't do better than a Schrade. The Schrade-Walden division was moved from , to , after a fire consumed the factory in 1958, though the two companies would maintain separate manufacturing facilities.
Imperial Knife had positive economic growth up to the late 1970s, but as the conglomerate entered the 1980s, a consolidation took place and the company divested itself of various holdings in order to streamline management. The company developed a number of successful innovations in the manufacture of commercial value-priced folding pocket knives. Get a piece of Schrade history while you can. First patented by Schrade in 1892, the knife was eventually produced with a unique style of blade. Louis Schrade and renamed it the Schrade Walden Cutlery Corporation, a division of the Imperial Knife Associated Companies group. Unable to raise sufficient capital to begin knife production, Schrade sold a partial interest in the company to the Walden Knife Company. Details on some of the knives are scarce, especially some of the ones that do not appear in any catalogs.