Schrade Old Timer 15OT Deerslayer, Sure Grip Handle, Leather Sheath
Introduced way back in 1964, the Old Timer 15OT Deerslayer remains one of Old Timer's largest and most respected hunting knives. The Deerslayer has a hefty 5.6-inch stainless steel skinning blade and a sizeable choil that acts as a finger guard. With a slightly upswept tip on the full-tang blade, the Deerslayer has been a favorite of hunters for decades.
With the sure grip unbreakable sawcut scales and brass accent pins, the handle retains the iconic look of Old Timer while offering a comfortable and secure grip in a variety of conditions. The Deerslayer comes with a leather sheath.
|Blade Length||5.6 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel|
|Total Length||10.50 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Knife Weight||3.0 ounces|
The Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 in Walden, New York. The quality of the cutlery produced was unique to the industry at that time. Imperial Knife Company, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1916, grew to manufacture a full range of value-priced folding pocket knives.
In 2003, the strength of Schrade's design concepts and engineering continues to move forward with exciting, cutting edge product introductions and a respect for tradition. 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. And in recognition of its heritage, Schrade's Custom Collaboration series celebrates the uniqueness of handcrafted design in their partnerships with the nations finest custom knife makers. Blending technology and tradition, the company continues its leadership position in the global cutlery and tool marketplace.
Key to Schrade's strength as a knife maker is the workforce of talented and committed craftsmen, including third and fourth generation employees. Learning the trade from parents and grandparents, they pass along the valuable knowledge, skills and pride necessary for the consistent production of quality knives and tools. That dedication and spirit lives at the 93 acre site in Ellenville, blending the decades of experienced hand craftsmanship with some of the most modern technology available. 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.
Imperial Schrade Corp., holds an ongoing commitment to the outdoors and to the future generations of Americans with whom it will be entrusted. Imperial Schrade continues to lend private sector support to programs that include Ducks Unlimited, the Federal Duck Stamp program, the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. These programs will assist in the protection and preservation of the environment, along with educating America's youth in their heritage of participation in and care of the outdoors into the 21st century.
Note: As of 2004 Schrade Knives are made in China with the same quality and care that goes into making world's finest pocket knives, lock backs, fixed blades, cutlery for the outdoor and hunting markets and multi-tools.
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I purchased my original Deerslayer back in 1980 at the sports dept. in the old Memco Department Store. I always loved this knife as it was second to none. After use I would clean it up and keep it in the original box. The original heavy leather sheath was hand rubbed with leather oil regularly and is still in perfect condition. I recently got the new China made version that is capable but nothing like the original USA made version, even the sheath in a much lighter, thinner and cheaper leather. It's the perfect bang around knife to use every day as my original one is now retired and kept in my gun case. The new Deerslayer though is still well worth the money.
Had the same knife years ago and always loved it. Decided to purchase a new one just for keep sakes and was amazed on its beauty and feel like always. The knife is a classic and one any knife lover should have.
The Shrade Old Timer 150T is an excellent knife. I use it mainly to process deer, small game, and fish. It has some heft, but is also very nimble. It holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. The scales provide a sure grip, and are very durable. The sheath is also excellent, well constructed, and durable. Overall, the Old Timer 150T has become my favorite hunting knife. It is hard to find such a well made and versatile knife at any price. The 150T is dollar for dollar the best knife I own.
I had one of these in the 70's. It was a great knife and held an edge like you would not believe. I lost it one day deer hunting in 1999, then I found this site and ordered another on and I can not tell the difference between the two, just like I found an old friend.
Great product, and fast delivery.
The knife that I bought was a gift for my brother. He used to have an original Sharpfinger and he lost it. When I received the new Sharpfinger, I liked it and the sheath was made to the same standard the old one that I have. I was very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the knife!
This knife is a larger version of my "Sharpfinger" (even larger than the "Sharpfinger XL"). The blade is relatively stout and is heavy enough to handle camping chores, deer/elk skinning with ease. For a 53-year-old design, it has improved since 1964, aging like fine wine. That just goes to show you how a good knife build never gets old. The Chinese 7Cr17MoV Stainless steel isn't the best steel in the world, but it is cost-effective. Properly heat treated, it can reach between 54-57 on the Rockwell hardness scale, keeping an excellent edge that will last for three deer or two elk between sharpenings. The sheath is solid and effective, it holds the knife in position without permitting the edge to be exposed while the knife is carried. I like carrying this knife in the inverted position on my left side. The swiveling strap instantly accommodates this mode. For concealed "city carry" you can't beat that. Believe it or not, I can effectively hide this knife beneath a sports jacket without detection. (If you wear a heavier coat, it can virtually disappear beneath that as well). I like this knife. It does everything it is designed to accomplish, and then some. If you're looking for a bigger skinning knife on a budget without any concern about rust destroying it, look no further It is "better than average" for the price paid. What more can you ask? If you're a big-game hunter on a tight budget, buy it. It should serve you for years to come.
This is a nice sized field knife and works well for gutting elk and deer. I had another and it was stolen in a break-in. The blade required some time to get sharp, however.
It is very well made and good quality knife by feel and use. The only disappointment for me was it was made in China and not the USA.
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