A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

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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A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:30 pm

I just bought this one online because it looks a little different.
The seller didn't mention a number for the model, only "Schrade Walden" which is easily seen on the mark side tang.
With a fat bolster on one end and a skinny one on the other end, I just thought it looked cool.
Can any one expound on this guy?

SW1.jpg
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SW3.jpg

(sellers pics)

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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by tongueriver » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:38 pm

Is it this one? The very early Schrade Waldens did not have a pattern # stamped on the blade and they did not say U.S.A., either. Shown is a catalog cut; the SW # would be 766.
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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by doglegg » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:57 pm

That is a very attractive knife. ::nod::

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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by ea42 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:00 am

I think Cal's got it. I had slightly later one just like it with the model 766 on the tang:
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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by FRJ » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:39 am

Nice knives, guys.
I've got a whittler in that frame.

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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by royal0014 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:42 am

Great little knife; Congrats !

Seems odd that the catalog calls it a "Wharncliff pattern" with a clip and pen blades ...
Just a different era in time, I suppose
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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:32 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:38 pm
Is it this one? The very early Schrade Waldens did not have a pattern # stamped on the blade and they did not say U.S.A., either. Shown is a catalog cut; the SW # would be 766.
Yep... by golly I believe you nailed it! Thanks Cal.
royal0014 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:42 am


Seems odd that the catalog calls it a "Wharncliff pattern" with a clip and pen blades ...
Just a different era in time, I suppose



When I saw the description, I thought the same thing....
I guess a "Wharncliff pattern" is different than a Wharncliffe blade.. (?).

That is a beautiful knife you have Eric. Yours does look longer and more slender. Maybe an illusion.
The seller did not mention the length of my knife. The seller did say in the description, that the covers are celluloid. BUT....
Maybe I am just letting my imagination over come my common sense but in this close-up of the shield, there appears to be the "canals" of wood grain you see in wood. I was thinking cocobolo but, NO matter, the covers fit the bolsters nicely. No shrinkage.
I am pleased.


SW2.jpg
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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by tongueriver » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:27 pm

I believe that the term Wharncliffe in its first usage in the cutlery world referred to the frame, not the blade, but the characteristic wharncliffe blade soon followed and dominated the understanding of the term. Wharncliffe is obviously a proper name and I wonder how it came to be associated with the knife? I suspect that information is lost to the ages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wharncliffe

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Re: A head scratcher for me. 2 blade serpentine

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:39 pm

Well.....
The thing that drew my eye to this knife was that there was a large bolster at one end and the smaller bolster at the other end.
That teamed up with the SEXY curves of the serpentine shape and I just couldn't resist.

Maybe those were the characteristics of a "Wharncliffe" pattern.... (????)

I know one thing though.... I LIKE IT!!!

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