When you're in the market for a classic old timer knife, you can't do better than a Schrade. Knife owners know how versatile these single-, double-, and triple-blade pocket knives are. That's why they've remained popular with both young and old for decades. Chances are the folding blade your grandfather carried was a Schrade knife, and now you can have one of your own.
Timeless in style, distinctive in appearance and durable enough to span generations, the new Schrade knife you buy from Knife Depot today can become an heirloom you pass down to your child. And since every knife you purchase from Knife Depot is backed by our 60-day, money-back guarantee, you're assured 100% satisfaction or your purchase price will be refunded.
If you're interested in learning more about Schrade Old Timer knives, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Old Timers.
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This was a birthday gift for our 18th year old son. He loved it! The weigh and mechanics were top notch. And on a style note we all were impressed with the engraving. Highly would recommend any age group would enjoy this product. Shipping was fast well packaged without any hassle whatsoever.
Sheath fits knife perfectly. Snap is secure and durable.
nice knife ...I prefer lockback style
Belive me, this knife is as fine a knife I have seen. I purshed several to use as a gift for my sons and friend, of course I have one I kept for myself. If you want a a strong, handsome carry piece, this is the correct choice for you.
I have a number of Shrade knives and they're all quality blades. I'd stack my Shrade next to any knife costing three times as much. 1095 carbon steel is one of the easiest to sharpen steels on the market. It holds it's edge, I can litterally shave with any one of them. They're thick, tough, durable full tang tools you'll pass on to your children and they're more than capable. What have you got to loose for thirty bucks. If you buy one Shrade you will buy more. I've never bought a knife that was so well made and of such high quality steel for such a reasonable price than Schrade.
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.
nice heavy working man's knife.
For the price paid, this is an excellent knife. Since this knife is a "dagger-type" blade (spear-point), The blade has a narrow scope of application. The 7Cr17MoV steel takes a good edge (as does Schrade's "Sharpfinger" skinning knife). This knife can be used for some hunting applications, but without the curved blade similar to that of the Sharpfinger and other knives made by Schrade, it limits the knife's uses. I like this knife and will be seeking a sheath that will conceal the knife either down my back (behind the neck) or a horizontal belt carry. Discretion, being the better part of valor, is the very essence of keeping this knife a "secret" until it is absolutely necessary to deploy it.
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.