I need an old sharpfinger


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Brian Williams
June 25, 2008, 11:54 AM
My son saw me using my fairly new to me Schrade 152OT on our last canoe trip and is looking for one, it must be an old stock made in USA.
If you got a line on one please let me know.

Here is a pic of mine
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=78713&d=1211504537

Thanks
b

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Carl Levitian
June 25, 2008, 12:07 PM
Love those old model 13's. Best self defence handgun ever made.

Chester32141
June 25, 2008, 12:29 PM
Ebay ... if it must be made in the USA, hold out till you find one that says it in the write up ...

Brian Williams
June 25, 2008, 12:30 PM
sorry tain't a 13, look again.

Ebay is where I got mine.

CZ.22
June 25, 2008, 12:36 PM
581?
I'd say evil bay is your best option.

Browning
June 25, 2008, 08:16 PM
Something like this maybe?

http://cgi.ebay.com/CUSTOM-KNIFE-SHARPFINGER-SCHRADE-REDWOOD-SCALES-MOSAIC_W0QQitemZ280239069589QQihZ018QQcategoryZ43325QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

Brian Williams
June 25, 2008, 09:42 PM
no more than this maybe.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230263693146&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:middle:us

TrapperReady
June 25, 2008, 10:07 PM
A Sharpfinger? Why would you want one of those?

Last I heard, folks were just giving them away.

Chester32141
June 25, 2008, 10:18 PM
Ouch !! The price just went up by $10 in the past sixty seconds .... I'd love to have another Sharpfinger or two ... Schrade makes a mighty fine blade ...

Brian Williams
June 25, 2008, 10:28 PM
Schrade makes a mighty fine blade ...



Made that is, they closed doors a while ago. All are made of SS in China.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 25, 2008, 10:29 PM
What year did they go overseas? Did they change steel material at that time also? I know nothing of these knives, other than that IIRC Imperial Schrade began to decline around 2001. Are the new ones just junk or what?

CZ.22
June 26, 2008, 02:40 AM
The ones made oversees aren't bad, per se- they're comparable to Remington or Rough Rider. They're just not nearly as good as the old ones.
I may be wrong, but I think Schrade closed doors in 2004, with the name rights being sold to Taylor Brands.

Okiecruffler
June 26, 2008, 07:50 AM
Last I heard, folks were just giving them away.

Can't give mine away. It's priceless. Besides, it ain't really mine, I'm just holding for another.

Piraticalbob
June 26, 2008, 10:14 AM
Schrade, as has been mentioned, went bankrupt and the name was sold. The old stock Schrade products are still available at gun shows, etc.

The steel used in the pre-bankruptcy Sharpfinger (and all Old-Timer knives) was high carbon tool steel, probably 10-series; it rusted if you didn't care for it, and developed a patina with use. These are better knives than the modern knives, which are made out of stainless steel overseas (presumably China). I believe that all of the new stuff is marked Schrade+ to indicate stainless, so you want to look for an Old-Timer Sharpfinger without this marking.

Good luck! They're nice little knives, I had one with "scrimshaw" handle back in the 70's.

Todd A
June 26, 2008, 04:38 PM
The steel used in the pre-bankruptcy Sharpfinger (and all Old-Timer knives) was high carbon tool steel, probably 10-series; it rusted if you didn't care for it, and developed a patina with use. These are better knives than the modern knives, which are made out of stainless steel overseas (presumably China). I believe that all of the new stuff is marked Schrade+ to indicate stainless, so you want to look for an Old-Timer Sharpfinger without this marking.

First welcome to THR.

Not all Old Timers were 1095 Carbon. Some of the newer models were only offered in Schrade+. Also starting in '86 Schrade started to replace carbon in certain models with Schrade+ steel,no one can say for certain why.

I have a 3OT,6OT and a 24OTX in Schrade+. To my knowledge Taylor Brands LLC (the owner of the Schrade trademarks) isn't marking his blades with Schrade+.

jojosdad
June 29, 2008, 04:02 PM
Try looking further down the forums. :D
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=4649015#post4649015

Sistema1927
June 29, 2008, 07:54 PM
Sorry Brian, but I am keeping mine.

BTT

Brian Williams
June 29, 2008, 11:34 PM
Thanks, Jojosdad

jojosdad
June 30, 2008, 10:56 AM
You're entirely welcome.

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