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I need an old sharpfinger

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Brian Williams, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    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
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    Thanks
    b
     
  2. Carl Levitian

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    Love those old model 13's. Best self defence handgun ever made.
     
  3. Chester32141

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    Ebay ... if it must be made in the USA, hold out till you find one that says it in the write up ...
     
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    sorry tain't a 13, look again.

    Ebay is where I got mine.
     
  5. jparham

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    581?
    I'd say evil bay is your best option.
     
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    A Sharpfinger? Why would you want one of those?

    Last I heard, folks were just giving them away.
     
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    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 ...
     
  10. Brian Williams

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    Made that is, they closed doors a while ago. All are made of SS in China.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Can't give mine away. It's priceless. Besides, it ain't really mine, I'm just holding for another.
     
  14. Piraticalbob

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    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.
     
  15. Todd A

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    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+.
     
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    Sorry Brian, but I am keeping mine.

    BTT
     
  18. Brian Williams

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    Thanks, Jojosdad
     
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    You're entirely welcome.
     
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