Schrade 293 or 294?

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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Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by CluelessNick » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:30 pm

Is this knife marked correctly? Looks just like my Schrade NY USA trapper marked 293. I understood the 294 to be a jack with one shorter blade. Could someone please educate me?
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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by Ripster » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:48 pm

CluelessNick wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:30 pm
Is this knife marked correctly? Looks just like my Schrade NY USA trapper marked 293. I understood the 294 to be a jack with one shorter blade. Could someone please educate me?
Nick,no pic!
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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by tongueriver » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:26 pm

The 294 has a pen secondary. Sometimes the main blade might be switched out as they are the same for both patterns.

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by Rusty1 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:44 pm

The Schrade 293 is indeed a two blade trapper. One spey and one clip blade. The 294 is one clip and one pen blade. clips were the same usually on the 293 and 294. Blades were just used in different frames, if the factory had run dry on a certain pattern.

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by CluelessNick » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:00 pm

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by CluelessNick » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:01 pm

Rusty1 wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:44 pm
The Schrade 293 is indeed a two blade trapper. One spey and one clip blade. The 294 is one clip and one pen blade. clips were the same usually on the 293 and 294. Blades were just used in different frames, if the factory had run dry on a certain pattern.

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That's what I thought but this is marked 294--currently on Ebay--
eBay item number:
373554437845
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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by Rusty1 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:55 pm

It seems over the years that there was nothing surprising coming out of the Schrade factory. I have several models that blades have been interchanged during manufacturing. "It is what it is" as they say.

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by tongueriver » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:17 pm

Rusty1 wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:55 pm
It seems over the years that there was nothing surprising coming out of the Schrade factory. I have several models that blades have been interchanged during manufacturing. "It is what it is" as they say.

Russell
Here is a good example. See it every day.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/353471943303?h ... SwAAtghtJk

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by Rusty1 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:19 pm

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Here is a good example. See it every day.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/353471943303?h ... SwAAtghtJk
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Yes Calvin and plenty more! Especially the end of days knives early to mid 2004.

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Re: Schrade 293 or 294?

Post by CluelessNick » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:04 pm

Thanks Guys
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