I have to be more careful when buying knives off eBay! I bought this 80T Schrade Old Timer and it is a beautifful knife. Admittedly, I did not pay a lot for it. However, I did not realize until it was delivered that the knife has an odd logo on the back scale. It has the letter "R" inside what appears to be a globe. I have never seen one with this logo design before. I can't find any information concerning a letter "R" logo on an Old Timer. Does anyone have any idea why Schrade used this logo? What does it represent? Does it affect the value of the knife? The knife appears to be in mint or near mint condition. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
The globe with "R" in it is a company logo. Schrade would have made these as a Special Factory Order ("SFO"). To me it does not affect value up or down. Other Schrade collectors might feel differently. Nice looking 8OT kj