Uncle Henry 707UH

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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Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:13 am

The 707UH is a 2 3/4" 2 blade serpentine jack in which the secondary is scissors, and has a bail.
I have 2 of these, both marked the same: Schrade+/U.S.A. 707UH.
One has the pen blade in the master position, the other has the scissors in the master position. Both function equally well.
Were these assembled 'willy-nilly' with the cutler inserting blades in which ever position he felt like ? Or is one of these correct and the other a 'mistake' ?
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by cody6268 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:41 pm

I was just looking at the Schrade research section page, as I myself thought it only came with scissors. Apparently, in 1984, Schrade produced the first 707UH (with the pen blade) which was produced "in low numbers for two years only". Then, in 1991, it was reintroduced, but with scissors replacing the pen blade.



I have these scissors on the 106OT. They easily rival (if not surpass) the Swiss.

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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:23 pm

LOL... that is wild, Roland. The blades swapped sides
I have a couple of the 106OTs....

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As I understand it, the US made 106OTs were low number produced too.
They seem to run about $100 each. (If you can find 'em)

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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:33 pm

Here is my 106OT. The tang marking is hard to read as the "6" could also be an "8". However it is a 106OT.
Quote Mike: "As I understand it, the US made 106OTs were low number produced too.
They seem to run about $100 each. (If you can find 'em"
That is good news as when i was actively collecting Schrade knives very few people were interested in folding knives with scissors. I find scissors to be a very useful tool so i could not understand why others did not 'go for' these knives.
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:39 pm

All the 106OTs I have found have been in about the same shape as yours, Roland....
Mine is in "cleaned-up" condition.
The other 2 I have are uncleaned.
I have seen some that are in "like new" condition without the box listed for $150...
(dang... that sho' is expensive)

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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:08 pm

cody6268 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:41 pm
I was just looking at the Schrade research section page, as I myself thought it only came with scissors. Apparently, in 1984, Schrade produced the first 707UH (with the pen blade) which was produced "in low numbers for two years only". Then, in 1991, it was reintroduced, but with scissors replacing the pen blade.
They didn't actually reintroduce the knife, they recycled the pattern number to a completely different knife. The pic below is the 1984 707UH.
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kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:33 pm
Quote Mike: "As I understand it, the US made 106OTs were low number produced too.
There were 97,873 106OTs made but the 707UH is only half that with 50,476 of them making it out of the factory.
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:15 pm

Jason thank you for posting the production numbers. So actually there must still be quite a few 106OT and 707UH 'out there' even though they are not often seen.
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:18 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:15 pm
Jason thank you for posting the production numbers. So actually there must still be quite a few 106OT and 707UH 'out there' even though they are not often seen.
kj
X2...

Thanks for those numbers!

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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:23 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:15 pm
So actually there must still be quite a few 106OT and 707UH 'out there' even though they are not often seen.
Maybe that means people love them so much that they aren't selling them. ::tu:: I've got one of those (maybe even one of each) somewhere but I've never carried it. Maybe I'll dig it out and carry it for a few days to see what all the fuss is about.
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:24 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:18 pm
X2...

Thanks for those numbers!

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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by garddogg56 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:28 pm

They do make great watch pocket carries along with tha 8uh
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by JAMESC41001 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:12 am

Schrade also made a version without the shackle. Seems like anything went sometimes in that factory.
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:42 am

It looks like 2 of your 3 have scissors at the back and one has scissors in the front position ?
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Re: Uncle Henry 707UH

Post by ea42 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:47 am

Roland that's really funny, I never noticed that. Normally the nail mark on one of the blades on a two blade jack would be impossible or very difficult to reach if they were reversed, but I guess in this case it didn't matter which one was in front. I would think that it was a conscious decision to switch them at some point in the pattern's lifetime rather than a frequent willy-nilly switch as I'd imagine that the springs were different as well.

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