Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

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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Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by Woody's Workshop » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:23 pm

Looks more like a Sears Craftsman. Lmt. brings my attention to Ducks Unlimited, but no shield or blade etch. Asked the seller, he said it's authentic. Help.
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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by Woody's Workshop » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:29 pm

Hmmm, 38 looks, no answers. I figured someone had an idea about this knife.
Maybe this is the wrong place to look for answers?

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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

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

No... you are in the right place...
I am not exactly sure but if I were to guess....
Maybe that was built out of pieces that were bought up after the factory shut down....
I have never seen one of those myself.

MAYBE, somebody that really knows will correct me.

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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by tongueriver » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:41 pm

Seems to me (very vague memory) that there was a late issue that looked like that called Tennessee River Trapper or something like that.

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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by tongueriver » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:53 pm

I found this one a minute ago on Ebay from an evil seller, but the image could be helpful here.
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Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:10 pm

There was a run of bone handle Trappers in 1983. This could be one of those but it did not get shield or blade etch.
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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by Case V42 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:46 am

I bought out the Schrade inventory of a local hardware store shortly after the knife company went out of business. There were several of the wood handled trappers with the fancy bolsters in "Tennessee" boxes. Had a devil of a time selling them. It seemed all the buyers interested in Schrades were skeptical of the knives because they weren't the usual Schrade fare.

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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by glennbad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:42 pm

This Texas Ranger version is similar, so my vote is legit (in some way). Maybe unfinished? (From Larry's site)

http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... -CP223.htm

Or the Heritage series...

http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... 97-087.htm

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Re: Is this Authentic? Or pieced together?

Post by glennbad » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:12 pm

Well, there's at least 2 of them. I just found this in my schrade box.
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