A blade for what?

Eutycus

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While digging through some box of "junk", I came across a pocket knife blade. I was hoping some of you knife afficados could tell me just what sort of knife it came off of. The writing , as best I can make out, states it is a Shrade. It has USA SC505 written under the word SCHRADE. 17146238860203958907840532083920.jpg
 
It's a clip point blade from something like a stockman pocket knife. It's been sharpened a lot by someone who made no attempt to preserve the original edge profile. It used to have a lot more of a belly and was longer.

Maybe a knife like this one.

I'm mentioning the stockman style pocket knife because it's a common one, but that kind of clip point blade can be found on a number of other pocket knife styles although the number on the blade suggests that it's probably from a knife very much like the one in the picture.

Personally, I like the french nail pull style as seen on your blade better than the more common crescent nail pulls, but that's just personal preference.
 
Schrade made a model SC505...yours is missing the writing from the one I found on ebay but it is probably from a similar stockman pattern knife .

 
Schrade made a model SC505...yours is missing the writing from the one I found on ebay but it is probably from a similar stockman pattern knife .

Did they made a pre-stainless model?
 
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Just based on looking at image results in Google, it seems like the crescent pulls are more common. I don't know that there's a particular advantage to either one--just personal preference. Mine might come from the fact that my folks gave me a nice Buck stockman decades ago and it had the french nail pull on the clip point blade.
 
I know next to nothing about knifes. How did the "French" nail pull come about? The term I mean, blades made in France?
 
That's what I would assume, but sometimes names like that are inaccurate. French fries, for example, supposedly originated in Belgium. It's surprisingly hard to get information like that about knives. Googling "french nail pull", for example, returns only 7 results, and some of those results have nothing to do with knives.

I think the best answer I can give is that I don't know and don't know how to find out.
 
Not familiar with "French" either, or the "Cresent" that was referred to.Though Cresent does fit (some).
 
Here's a useful resource.


They state that the french nail pull (or mark) is a long pull with the serrations, but I've seen it just used interchangeably with 'long pull'.

They don't list a crescent pull--they call it a 'common pull', but you can find them referred to as crescent pulls or crescent nail marks if you poke around a bit.
 
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