The 123OT, 124UH and SC524 "small pocket hunter" got any?

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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The 123OT, 124UH and SC524 "small pocket hunter" got any?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:26 pm

It seems that this knife had several varieties.
They were only made for a few years (1983 - 1988 I think)

I have a 123OT but I have been looking around for the others now..... I think they are a very cool pocket knife!
They are a 4" long, scaled down version of the 125OT single blade Hunter (without a blade lock).

I have surfed around the net enough to know that the 124UH is the same knife made under the Uncle Henry name.
AND... the SC524 Scrimshaw line is the same knife again under simply the Schrade name.

Here is my 123OT...

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SO......
What y'all got?
AND... do y'all like this size of "pocket Hunter"?
(I like 'em!!)
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Re: The 123OT, 124UH and SC524 "small pocket hunter" got any?

Post by cody6268 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:06 pm

It's just the right size at 4" closed. And, there's a fatter handle than on a Trapper, despite being slightly smaller closed. The full-size Folding Hunter (I own a Case CV 6265 that's more than 50 years old and is a family heirloom) is way too big and heavy for EDC, and the 4" blades fall afoul of certain blade limits (while there are no blade laws where I live in VA; in WV where I do most of my business, I think it's 3.5 if you don't have a CCW, and with one, it's no limit; but locally this is not enforced--I once went in Tractor Supply accidentally in my work clothes with a Mora on my belt, and no one even noticed it). I can't really carry it in my pocket either--have to use a sheath. Case's Pocket Hunter is too small to be a general-purpose EDC. It's a pointlessly scaled-down pattern aimed at collectors. Case has their "Mid Folding Hunter", but the only non-assisted (I really dislike assisted openers, especially closing them--I see no benefit over a non-assisted knife) models I can find are stainless. What older CV models I found were as much as $150. The USA Schrades are around $50. The 123OT is 4" and carbon steel, so yep; that's what I'm going with. I noticed the Taylor models are just $20. Not as good as a USA, but worth a try to see if I like the general pattern.

I have none--not even the full size models. Schrade's, without the thumb stud is most definitely better looking than Case's. Blade shape is better too. And, Schrade NEVER used a pocket clip, which really uglies up the pattern.

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Post by tongueriver » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:13 pm

Here is one that has been rehandled in micarta, and a linerlock out of the much larger 125 OT has been fitted into it. It is one fine carry knife.
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Post by cody6268 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:18 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Here is one that has been rehandled in micarta, and a linerlock out of the much larger 125 OT has been fitted into it. It is one fine carry knife.
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I actually almost bought that very one and a 6OT that had been fitted with a 6OTX one-hand opener blade. How's the workmanship?

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Post by tongueriver » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:43 pm

cody6268 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:18 pm
tongueriver wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Here is one that has been rehandled in micarta, and a linerlock out of the much larger 125 OT has been fitted into it. It is one fine carry knife.
1231.jpg1236.jpg1238.jpg
I actually almost bought that very one and a 6OT that had been fitted with a 6OTX one-hand opener blade. How's the workmanship?
It seems to be well done, and rare at the same time. LOL

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Post by lt632ret » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:29 am

Here are a few examples of this pattern. There is a plain white delrin which was used for scrimed knives there is a white scrimmed version there is a UH and an Ot Also there is a liberty commerative etched and in jigged bone. There is an orange version ( These were made on contract for smokey mountian knife works ( Kevin Pipes). Perhapes the most interesting is the black version which was a proto type never retailed. It had a slide lock in the handle. This knife came from the Research and development room and to my knowledge was to my knowledge was the only one made. LT
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Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:32 am

tongueriver wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Here is one that has been rehandled in micarta, and a linerlock out of the much larger 125 OT has been fitted into it. It is one fine carry knife.
Dang Cal.... That liner lock is a GREAT idea on this knife! What a nice mod!

I have some parts for a couple of these on the way..... I might have to mod myself one up and make me one of those!

VERY COOL!!

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Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:39 am

lt632ret wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:29 am
Here are a few examples of this pattern. There is a plain white delrin which was used for scrimed knives there is a white scrimmed version there is a UH and an Ot Also there is a liberty commerative etched and in jigged bone. There is an orange version ( These were made on contract for smokey mountian knife works ( Kevin Pipes). Perhapes the most interesting is the black version which was a proto type never retailed. It had a slide lock in the handle. This knife came from the Research and development room and to my knowledge was to my knowledge was the only one made. LT
WOW.... thanks for showing all those different versions LT.

The Liberty version with the jigged bone is my favorite out of the bunch.

I have some parts coming for the 123OT. My thought when I ordered them was to put some jigged bone on the handles.

BEAUTIFUL knives! Thanks for sharing!

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Post by tongueriver » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:40 pm

I don't have good pic's right now because I gave these knives to my Wife and she has them stashed away and is busy. Meaning the two Statue of Liberty knives referenced above by LT. The more common one has a silver wash on the blade and the much rarer one has a gold wash. Here are the only two pic's I have right now that are handy.
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Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:11 pm

That is a very interesting document Cal....

SO....
Were ALL the Statue of Liberty knives made for JC Penny and Sears?

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Post by tallguy606 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:22 pm

I wanted this knife, a plain-jane one, for a long time. But the only ones I found were $100. Finally spent $65 on a Statue of Liberty model, mint condition. Now it's "too nice to use." This happens a lot with me.

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Post by tongueriver » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 pm

tallguy606 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:22 pm
I wanted this knife, a plain-jane one, for a long time. But the only ones I found were $100. Finally spent $65 on a Statue of Liberty model, mint condition. Now it's "too nice to use." This happens a lot with me.
I think that is a common problem.

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Post by tongueriver » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:38 pm

I think I saw a bunch of the blade blanks in stainless on Ebay yesterday.

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Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:16 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:38 pm
I think I saw a bunch of the blade blanks in stainless on Ebay yesterday.
Yep, I think I saw a batch of "UH" blades listed. I got a batch of 20 of the 123OTs on the way.
I also got me a couple of these.....

SC524 parts 1.jpg

All I need to do is make a spring and I will have a couple of the PLAIN SC524s.

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