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 Mumbleypeg » Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:44 am

Obviously that design was made for the slim and trim physique! Someone with a spare tire or muffin top hanging over the belt might have a little difficulty. ::dang::

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:51 pm

black mamba wrote:
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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That is a cool trailing point ::tu::
Is that sheath original?
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Papa Bones » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:08 pm

Added another one to the Craftsman Family. Was out and about yesterday and stopped at a couple Antique / Consignment shops. Found this one A Craftsman 9540 Barlow. Delrin handles have a little wear, and the pile side has some spots of some kind of adhesive. The blades still have the original factory grind finish and luster, but it did have some rust on the blades in places. The blades look full, with little wear or sharpening abuse. They have great snap, but the primary clip blade does have a very slight side to side wobble. I gave it the spa treatment, carbon / eraser rub on rust spots and went over the blades with some Flitz. I think it turned out well and will make a good Craftsman EDC rotation.
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Meridian_Mike » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:35 pm

Man... you did great on that Barlow!

That joker looks like new!

Congrats on the find!!
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:29 pm

Papa Bones wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Added.....
FINE l@@king BARLOW Smitty. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Papa Bones » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:33 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:35 pm
Man... you did great on that Barlow!

That joker looks like new!

Congrats on the find!!
Thanks Mike!

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Papa Bones wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Added.....
FINE l@@king BARLOW Smitty. ::tu:: ::tu::
Appreciate it Skip!
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:04 am

Papa Bones wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Added another one to the Craftsman Family. Was out and about yesterday and stopped at a couple Antique / Consignment shops. Found this one A Craftsman 9540 Barlow. Delrin handles have a little wear, and the pile side has some spots of some kind of adhesive. The blades still have the original factory grind finish and luster, but it did have some rust on the blades in places. The blades look full, with little wear or sharpening abuse. They have great snap, but the primary clip blade does have a very slight side to side wobble. I gave it the spa treatment, carbon / eraser rub on rust spots and went over the blades with some Flitz. I think it turned out well and will make a good Craftsman EDC rotation.

Craftsman 9540 Barlow_a.png
Craftsman 9540 Barlow_b.png
Craftsman 9540 Barlow_c.png
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Nice one Smitty ::tu::
The spa treatment,that’s a good one .
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Papa Bones » Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:24 am

Ripster wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:04 am

Nice one Smitty ::tu::
The spa treatment,that’s a good one .
Take care .
Thanks JP!
Sometimes I Sit and Think ::hmm:: .... Other times I just Sit
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm

Afternoon, received these 2 Craftsman yesterday. The Ulster is post WW2 believe it’s in great shape and no cracks in the bone anywhere.
The 9472 is like new ,Craftsman tang stamp, and nice bone ,it’s a snappy piece. They both fit in with my growing Craftsman knife group.
Thanks for taking a look and have a good one
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:24 pm

Oh yes!!

Nice group of Crafts MEN!

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:37 pm

Ripster wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Afternoon.....
JP, they are both FANTASTIC l@@king examples of CRAFTSMAN cutlery. ::tu:: ::tu::
I really like the background "scenery."
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by doglegg » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:17 pm

I like them both JP. Both look to be in wonderful shape. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:25 pm

Thanks Mike
Thanks Skip
And Thank you Floyd
There’s something about these older Craftsman that draws me to collect them !
Take care fellas ::tu::
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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:28 pm

I found a Craftsman Trapper #9481 that needs a good clean-up.
It looks like the blade are full..... Not a lot of rust.

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Re: Craftsman Knives

Post by Ripster » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:24 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:28 pm
I found a Craftsman Trapper #9481 that needs a good clean-up.
It looks like the blade are full..... Not a lot of rust.


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:D
Nicely done Mike ::tu::
A little cleaning and that’ll be good to go ! Something about a Craftsman , So many of us have had a Craftsman tool of some sort in our hand . It’s just American to me .
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