Craftsman Knives

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.

This forum is dedicated to the knives that are the legacy of this company. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:35 am

Another nice piece Skip ::tu::
Are most of them from that period usually marked with the 9494 stamped? Need to get on the lookout for one for my small Craftsman section.
You’ve been busy lately my friend, and as usual ,scoring good stuff.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

Ripster wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:02 am
Got.....
I apologize JP, I don't know how I missed these.
Those are two, VERY good looking pieces of cutlery. ::tu::
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Another.....
Thank you JP.🍻
I don't know for sure, but there probably is a time span that is associated with a particular tang stamp.
I know that I have a variety of "9494" pocket knives with different tang stamps.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by doglegg » Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:03 am

You know I love it Skip. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:11 am

Quote" It is another CRAFTSMAN, 3 blade, swelled center, 3 5/8" closed, "whittler" pocket knife. Although not marked or stamped as such, it is a pattern 9494"
Skip do you have another of these knives that has "9494" etched on the blade flat ?
Craftsman used so many different numbers. Sometimes the same knife but with different handles would be given a different number. In general the 4 digit numbers are older than the Sears knives with a 5 digit number.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

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doglegg wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:03 am
You.....
Thank you Floyd.🍻
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by black mamba » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:25 pm

For anyone who likes the 165OT or 165UH, or any other nice trailing point, this is a pretty cool knife. Craftsman Heavy Skinner from the 1970s.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:43 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:11 am
Skip.....
Roland, here you go.
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I have 16 CRAFTSMAN 9494 pocket knives now.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:57 pm

Thanks Skip. I had forgotten that thread. How did you manage to find 16 of these knives ? Craftsman knives are not rare but the older ones like 9494 don't show up very often.
Is ebay your 'secret source' ?
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:06 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
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Thanks.....
Yes Roland, eBay is my "secret" source. :D
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by cody6268 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:56 pm

Sears Craftsman 45201 Multifunction Tool by Bear and Son. I originally thought this replaced the Schrade-built 45471 Craftsman Professional Multitool (later evolved into the ST-5E), but instead, I believe the Schrade replaced the Bear, as the packaging of the Bear looks very mid '90s. The Bear, as typical with their products, is below the Schrade, or any Leatherman or Gerber of that time period. But, the outside opening tools were so novel, Victorinox purchased Bear and Son for the Bear Jaws patent, which they used to develop the (far superior, but I still view as a knockoff) SwissTool. For some reason, Bear rebranded the Bear Jaws for private label use under a bunch of names--I've seen this Craftsman, LL Bean, Moore Maker, Nicholson, Crescent, and Hard Hat, among others.

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:20 pm

Here are a couple of Craftsman utility patterns from my pile. Posted previously in the “All scout knives” thread but they should be here also.

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:22 pm

Here is a "Dunlap" 3 5/8" 4 blade Cattle knife. The tang is marked: "High Carbon/Steel/U.S.A." Pattern number found in an old Sears catalog is 9462. I think it is from 1930's.
Dunlap was the line below "Sta-Sharp". You can see from the punch that it is a Camillus made knife.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:55 pm

Here is a 3 1/8" Junior Stock knife. The tang is marked "Craftsman/U.S.A." The handles are a pre-Delrin synthetic. I think this knife is from late 1940's-'50's.
Nice pattern with long pull and swage on the clip blade and an ease-out notch on the back side to easily access nick on the spey blade.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:04 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:22 pm
Here is a "Dunlap" 3 5/8" 4 blade Cattle knife. The tang is marked: "High Carbon/Steel/U.S.A." Pattern number found in an old Sears catalog is 9462. I think it is from 1930's.
Dunlap was the line below "Sta-Sharp". You can see from the punch that it is a Camillus made knife.
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Roland , that’s just the nicest Dunlap I’ve seen. The punch on the few others have seen were about gone ,or the main used up. That’s in good shape for it’s age. Thank you for sharing your pics and info. You stay warm up there ::handshake::
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:16 am

Yes often the spiral punch on these old knives is short, tip being broken off. I have no idea what people were trying to do that so often snapped off the end of the punch. B & E, trying to pick a lock ?
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