Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 pm

Another "Harry Gant" HG7LTD:
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:10 pm

Ducks Unlimited 2000. Blued carbon blade with gold Baron Technologies etch:
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:48 pm

Great show guys. Keep them coming. Here are my 4 pin knives. #20111 and #M1215.
Also a craftsmen and Staglon LB7. The Staglon does not have a serial number. I believe the Dixieland land sets and the like that featured staglon on the LB7’s has their own serial #’s for the sets but I had heard there were some with standard LB7 serials and ones like this with no serials. I notice this one shares the same rounded, pertruding rocker pin as the craftsman version so I am wondering when the craftsman’s first appeared and whether the Dixieland sets shared this feature as well??
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:50 am

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orvet wrote:When one considers all the variations on the LB7 such as; LB7, LB8, 6OT, 7OT and the Heritage versions together, it causes me to wonder whether the design teams ever talked to one another? ::shrug::

I will need to take some pictures, but I know there are at least 2 variations in the placement of the rocker pin in the lock bar, at least 2 sizes of locking lugs on the end of the lock bars. There are at least 2 different size pivot pin holes in the blades and there may be a couple locations for the pivot hole in the tang of the blade. I will have to double-check that.

Originally I had thought the parts between these different lockback knives, all built on the same frame, should be interchangeable. I found out that is not the case.
I will come back later with some pictures to show some of the differences between these patterns, and some are design changes.

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:21 pm

JAMESC41001 wrote:...I notice this one shares the same rounded, pertruding rocker pin as the craftsman version so I am wondering when the craftsman’s first appeared and whether the Dixieland sets shared this feature as well?
As far as I can tell every staglon Bear Paw from 1978 until 2000 shared this feature. The raised, spun lockbar pin is on every LB8 I can find pictures of. The 4-pin Craftsman would be the same era as 4-pin LB7 so 1978 to 1980 or early 1981.

Here are three of the 1980 Dixie Collection knives. All have the raised pin.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:01 pm

Yes, makes sense. Can’t grind them smooth because of the handle material. ::dang::

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:55 pm

JAMESC41001 wrote:Yes, makes sense. Can’t grind them smooth because of the handle material. ::dang::
fyi all the 7OT and sambar handled knives also have the domed lockbar pin. I think only normal LB7, scrimshaw and some delrin handled SFOs have it ground flat.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:40 pm

My memory seems to have some swiss-cheese aspects to it. I was totally wrong about there not being any blades stamped "507SC". I should have searched for that term first. oops!

Here are three examples I quickly found that use those blades:
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by ea42 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:20 pm

bladecollectorr wrote:
JAMESC41001 wrote:...I notice this one shares the same rounded, pertruding rocker pin as the craftsman version so I am wondering when the craftsman’s first appeared and whether the Dixieland sets shared this feature as well?
As far as I can tell every staglon Bear Paw from 1978 until 2000 shared this feature. The raised, spun lockbar pin is on every LB8 I can find pictures of. The 4-pin Craftsman would be the same era as 4-pin LB7 so 1978 to 1980 or early 1981.

Here are three of the 1980 Dixie Collection knives. All have the raised pin.

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Hey guys the raised pin is due to the fact that it's stainless on soft brass. When the bolsters are buffed the softer brass wears away faster than the hard stainless pin resulting in the pin being raised. The more they're buffed, the more pronounced the pin is, and they require extra buffing because scratches were harder to buff out of the stainless as well. The super strong pins were a selling point, but I never really liked the way it looked.

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:18 pm

Hey Eric, I was looking at the pin in the spring not the one on the blade. Looks like it was spun as opposed to ground flush with the rosewood handles. Which makes sense. It was a silly question on my part. But your answer is a great piece of info just the same.

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by ea42 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:27 am

Ahh Jay, now that I actually read it all I see you mentioned the rocker pin, oops! ::dang::

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by jxr1197 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Jay posted one of these in the thread already but they're so rare I thought I'd post another. These were dealer displays from the first few years the pattern was available. This one has spent all of its 40+ years protected in its original box. The knife is stored separately and it wasn't one of the super low numbers - it's in the 60K range.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by jxr1197 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:30 pm

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:48 pm

Here are 3 early LB7's. All with box & papers & sheath. Serial # 59024 has the date purchased written on the inside box flap: "29.50 Sept 1978 Factory". It is from the second year of production.
The other 2 have serial #'s 5182 & 19315.
Work done by Michael Little showed that in 1977, first year of LB7 production the serial #'s went to 19,xxx (not sure of these last 3 digits. By the end of 1978, the second year of production the serial #'s went up to ~ 220,000.
So 5182 is a 1977 knife and 19315 is either very end of 1977 or very early 1978.
I am selling off all my knives if anyone is interested.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Great show guys. Thanks for posting all those amazing knives.

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