Dating schrade old timer knife
The steel used here is 440C, where the USA made Sharpfinger often used a proprietary steel that Schrade didn’t disclose (those were the days before the internet, and we couldn’t agonize over the different steels being used in our knives).The handle is made of rectangular 2 slabs of saw cut delrin, compression rivited to the exposed tang.I’m going to offer a brief review and give you my thoughts on this new generation of Schrade Sharpfingers.The overall shape and dimensions of the knife are nearly identical to the old version.
There will be no more original Schrade Old Timer knives produced.
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!
It’s distinctive blade shape has been copied by a number of knife makers, a testament to the knife’s enduring design.
The Sharpfinger is a small, full tang, fixed blade knife characterized by its upswept blade.