When you're in the market for a classic old timer knife, you can't do better than a schrade knife owners know how versatile these single-, double-, and triple-blade pocket knives are that's why they've remained popular with both young and old for decades.
Ot denotes an old timer knife, which had a carbon steel blade and was made between 1958 until about 2002 the uncle henry knife, marked uh, was a stainless steel knife made between 1965 and 2004 schrade knives are marked with a serial number. Schrade made a running change from the traditional 1095 carbon steel blades in the old timer series to 420 stainless in the late 1990's then in the last few years of production, the blade grind. Schrade old timer models all information courtesy of dale vincent – aapk username: orvet this is a list of schrade old timer models this is not the definitive list of old timers, it is merely a starting point.
Old timer knives old timer knives manufactured by the imperial schrade corporation closed their doors july 30, 2004, after 100 years of business. The exact history of the schrade old timer is a not known to anybody but it is a fact that the company chose to name this beautiful item of craftsmanship old timer to represent it as if it is a knife from the age of grand-dads. Ricky, it is extremely difficult to narrow production to a single specific year, unless the knife was only made in a single year schrade produced so many knives over many years and they're record keeping wasn't very good either. I was doing some research and noted my schrade tang mark chart from my knife world june 2004 article on schrade 100 years of markingswas being used to try to decipher the new taylor made schrade's from old schrades on a website.
Let me present some examples of old timer tang stamps within the 1973 to 2004 years in each of these examples, the first stamp shown is the 1973 stamp that followed schrade walden or when the pattern was introduced (194ot), and the second stamp shown is the one used when the pattern ended. Made schrade tough in the usa, schrade's uncle henry and old timer knife products have been carried by generations of americans, and prized for their reliability, durability and value-and with the advent of schrade x-timer and q3 technology, schrade jumps into the high-tech end of the market: bringing to bear 100 years of knife making.
The old timer line as we know it today was first produced by schrade-walden in 1959 with the 2ot, a barlow knife with the name old timer stamped on the button bolster then, in 1960, the 8ot was added to the line.