Schrade Walden 879

Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 by George Schrade, and his brothers Jacob and William Schrade. In 1946 Imperial Knife Associated Companies, (IKAC; an association of Ulster Knife Co and Imperial Knife Co) purchased controlling interest in Schrade Cut Co and changed the name to Schrade Walden Cutlery. In 1973 the name was changed to Schrade Cutlery. In 2004 Schrade closed due to bankruptcy.

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Schrade Walden 879

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:28 pm

Here is a beautiful knife but it needs some explanation.
This is the only 879 i have seen. It is rare. Was it made for export to Europe ?
A full 4" Serpentine frame with rounded bolsters and the usual Premium Stockman blades: Clip blade master, Sheepfoot and Spey secondaries.
What really needs explaining is the shield: it has the Henckels Twins logo stamped into it.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by royal0014 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:43 pm

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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by CheckSix » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:51 am

kj,
The data shows the 879's were only made from 1958, to 1965. The Henckels Twins on the shield are interesting.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:02 pm

Thanks Dave. The handles are Delrin which was first used for knife handles by Schrade and it was in 1960. So this one would be closer to the '65 than the '58.
At 4" it is just slightly longer than the 8OT which is 3 7/8". It is the same frame as the 77 muskrat and the 61OT but the knife itself is a bit stouter.
The 879 has the same fairly deep clip blade as seen with the 881, 8OT, and i think it's curved frame with rounded bolsters is more attractive than the 'square' 881 or 8OT. If it had not been discontinued i think it would have outsold the 8OT.
The Twins logo on the shield is a mystery. Schrade-Walden might have made some folding knives for Henckels who stopped making their own folding knives in 1960, after which all have been contract knives. Where there is one there are almost certainly more, so be on the lookout for Schrade Henckels.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by CheckSix » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:35 pm

It's a very cool knife kj!
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks Dave and yes it is very nice knife to look at and in hand.
I would like to see other examples of a Schrade made 4" Premium Stock knife with rounded bolsters.
In addition to Schrade branding it includes John Primble and other merchant markings.
Schrade focused mostly on the square end Premium Stock knife which they marketed it as "Texas Pattern". Examples are 885UH, 880, 881, 8OT, etc.
There are far fewer of the Schrade rounded bolster Premium Stock knives but surely some can be found in AAPK'ers collections.
Please post pictures !
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by tongueriver » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm

Here is the progenitor of the 879, the 8803, Schrade Cut.Co. 1904-1946.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by tongueriver » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:32 pm

Three Schrade Walden 879s. Two in bone and one in celluloid.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by tongueriver » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:52 pm

Oh, gosh, fellers! Don't ferget the 883! I do have some other ones with that four inch round bolster setup, but I am ready for some lunch.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:39 am

Calvin, thanks for refreshing my memory, i had forgotten the 883. Is the Schrade Cut Co 8803 yours ?
Would you agree that these round bolstered Premium Stock knives are not often seen relative to the "Texas" pattern ones ?
Thanks for posting all these fine round bolster knives.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by tongueriver » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:54 am

kootenay joe wrote:Calvin, thanks for refreshing my memory, i had forgotten the 883. Is the Schrade Cut Co 8803 yours ?
Would you agree that these round bolstered Premium Stock knives are not often seen relative to the "Texas" pattern ones ?
Thanks for posting all these fine round bolster knives.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by tongueriver » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:14 am

One more.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by edge213 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:34 am

But, what about the Henckels shield?
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by thawk » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:55 am

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Diamond Edge C836 made by Schrade Walden
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:03 am

Hal, that is a Great knife ! So highly collectible and in perfect condition. I say "perfect" because all that keeps it from mint is a patina of age which shows it has not been messed with.
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by Mustanger » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:15 pm

edge213 wrote:But, what about the Henckels shield?
Contracted by and sold under the Henckels name. It's not terribly unusual. Like this Schrade Walden 825 made for MoorMan's livestock feed and supplement company. Special order with mirror polished blades and signature shield. How about Keen Kutter or Diamond Edge or others? This 879 IS a really nice find though!
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Re: Schrade Walden 879

Post by Adamsthehandyman » Sat Mar 18, 2023 2:39 am

Used as fishing knife given to me by my grandpa. Well used.
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