Dating schrade old timer knife
The upswept blade of the Sharpfinger is popular because it provides the cutting surface of a much larger knife, without the added bulk.
With a 3.5″ blade, this really is an unassuming little knife, but what it lacks in stature it more than makes up with its razor sharp edge and classic design.
It's likely a prototype from the 1981 "Tradesman Series" that never made it to production. If anyone else has seen another of these I'd love to know.
If anyone else has seen another of these I'd love to know. Some have different tang stamps and there is 4 different size pulls. I think it's a one-of-a-kind Schrade and I won't be letting it go!
Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club... Here's one more variation that will catch you by surprise.
Robert Ruark Here's one more variation that will catch you by surprise. It's likely a prototype from the 1981 "Tradesman Series" that never made it to production.
It features milled (engine turned) liners that I have never seen on another. Old Timer Knives manufactured by the Imperial Schrade Corporation closed their doors July 30, 2004, after 100 years of business.There will be no more original Schrade Old Timer knives produced.The shape of the blade is ideal for caping and skinning, but is just as capable as a EDC knife.In fact, the Sharpfinger was famously carried by Sonny Barger, founder of the Hells Angels Motorcycle club.