Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

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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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:37 pm

blade_1971 wrote:Hi,

I am new to the forum. I have been researching my late fathers knife collection, and I ran across something that may prove helpful concerning the dating of LB7's. Through many hours of searching through catalogs I have found the following: The first instance of a 3 pin LB7 is found in 1985 and the first instance of the "Uncle Henry" script added was 1988. I ascertained this information by going through each page and zooming in on the pictures. Although you must take care when doing this because only the individual knife pictures can truly reveal this info because some of the display knife pictures can not be updated to the new year because the knives are still in the same place on the display. The pictures are clear. The first 3 pin LB7 shows up in the 1986 catalog, and again in the 1987 catalog. Then, on the cover of the 1988 catalog is a picture of the LB7 with the new U.H. script. With my background in retail and my wife's background in graphic design what we can tell is that when something of that nature changes the tendency is to feature that change somehow.Especially, if this is a mainstay product, and this was one of the knives that put them on the map. This is how I am certain that even though there is not a clear picture of the blade in the '85 '86,'87 catalogs, with the "88 catalog featuring the LB7 on it's cover; It's a pretty clear indication that this was the year this change occurred.

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Rusty
Here are my 2: LB7 and LB3
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:56 pm

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 pm

My LB7 and LB3. I have never seen an LB3 with a handle like this and cannot find anything on the net regarding this knife either. they all only have wood handles. Anyone can help with that?
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:27 pm

Great knives being posted! Love the dealer countertop displays.
blade_1971 wrote:Here are my 2: LB7 and LB3
Nice! I really like your LB3.

Your LB3 has burnt sambar stag handles. It is a Schrade factory issue not a post-factory custom. They were made sometime in the '80s. Those file-worked stag ones are hard to find. I've also seen that LB3 together in a serialized set with a LB5 and LB7 to match.

Here's a pic of a LB5 done up the same. You will note it has a serial number on it. I think that's because this particular example was originally sold as part of the 3-knife matching set I mentioned. Your example was most likely sold by itself.
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Here's the LB7. I think you will find the filework to be the same pattern.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:17 pm

Hey guys, I went through some of my paperwork from Schrade. I have some info on the factory customized knives but I will have to share it later. I did take pics of some early LB7 related material. Notice the address on canal street. The LB7 is what allowed schrade to buy the old channel master building and consolidate everything under one roof.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:28 am

bladecollectorr wrote:Great knives being posted! Love the dealer countertop displays.
blade_1971 wrote:Here are my 2: LB7 and LB3
Nice! I really like your LB3.

Your LB3 has burnt sambar stag handles. It is a Schrade factory issue not a post-factory custom. They were made sometime in the '80s. Those file-worked stag ones are hard to find. I've also seen that LB3 together in a serialized set with a LB5 and LB7 to match.

Here's a pic of a LB5 done up the same. You will note it has a serial number on it. I think that's because this particular example was originally sold as part of the 3-knife matching set I mentioned. Your example was most likely sold by itself.

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Here's the LB7. I think you will find the filework to be the same pattern.
its worth
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Wow! ::tu:: Thanks for the info. Any idea what it's worth?

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:33 am

JAMESC41001 wrote:Hey guys, I went through some of my paperwork from Schrade. I have some info on the factory customized knives but I will have to share it later. I did take pics of some early LB7 related material. Notice the address on canal street. The LB7 is what allowed schrade to buy the old channel master building and consolidate everything under one roof. 8D35858B-D82D-4CC5-B59D-A47B0FD23A9B.jpegC79B198C-9732-4B0C-B55A-B7704982D3A0.jpeg5D31DDC7-DB15-4DA4-935E-9C578C1E3F5C.jpegEA411D67-6132-47F8-9E7F-607449EA5C94.jpeg
Nice!! ::tu:: ....Looking forward to the info on the factory customized knives.

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:24 pm

Here is the info on Schrades custom knife program.
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:16 pm

Thanks brother ::tu::

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:20 pm

You bet. Hope it helps. Schrade was doing some beautiful stuff there.

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:48 pm

Couple LB8’s. Brass and silver
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:56 pm

Just landed a FBI7S. Burnt sambar stag with gold-plated shield and gold-filled etch. Made for the FBI Agents Association which was founded in 1981 (date on etch). Knife made in 1996. To quote lrv's post elsewhere "The FBI's 1st order was signed late 12/95 for 500 due 4/96 with a total of 1500."
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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by blade_1971 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:21 am

very nice

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by JAMESC41001 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:37 am

Like that. ::tu::

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Re: Schrade Uncle Henry LB7

Post by bladecollectorr » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:42 pm

I just added another Bear Paw to my collection. This one has nickel silver bolsters and early 2-line "Schrade+" over "U.S.A. LB7" stamp. Canvas(?) micarta handles with a nice (genuine) scrimshaw of a bighorn sheep.

The micarta looks nothing like what Schrade was using in the '80s on their Amex Presidents or I*XL knives. My best guess is handles are post-factory but the rivets used look the same as factory knives so who knows.
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