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Old 07-16-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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My grandfather passed away a few months ago after a long battle with complications after a stoke. Well my mom gave me a Schrade knife of his and i was wondering if anybody has any more info on it. It has Serial number L93967. After looking it up online I found that they are now made in china...boo. But this is good ol made in the USA. I am just wondering about how old it is? don't really care what its worth. It is beautiful, solid knife.p1011833.jpg

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:57 AM   #2
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I have the same knife. It used to be called a "Bear Paw". Mine is around 25 or so years old. They aren't worth a bunch of money and are still being made, albeit in China. I can't remember what they originally sold for, but it was under $50.

My suggestion is to keep it sharp and use it in honor of your Grandfather. It is a quality knife. BTW, it should have a belt sheath.

Here's mine showing the sheath as well. The Benchmade/HK is my EDC these days:

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Oh yeah, it's a lockback folding hunting knife. Hope this helps.

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Schrade was probably the most common brand of pocket knife in my circle of friends growing up. Bear in mind I grew up in a place and time when trading pocket knives on the school playground or cafeteria was not considered terrorism. Schrade was not the most desired brand, that would have fallen to Case, Boker, and probably Camillus or Buck before Schrade, but Schrade was a good quality knife that most could afford. The previous ownership of your knife makes it priceless of course, but it is indeed a good quality piece.

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You have inherited a quality knife. Hardly any collectors value but I think most will agree that a family heirloom is priceless. I have an Old Timer trapper carried by my dad that cant be bought at any price.

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Schrade made some really nice knives, I've only got a couple of them since older US made ones are hard to find in Argentina. But they've all proven to be solid users so far.

What you've got there is, as CA357 pointed out, a "Bear Paw". The model number is LB7 (sometimes with a couple more letters for different handle materials, for example LB7ST for stag and so on). You'll find more information searching for "Schrade LB7" since knife guys tend to prefer model numbers (I don't know why "Bear Paw" is easier for me to remember).

I'm not a Schrade collector, I just like them and use them. So I can't give you a whole lot of info. But here's what little I know about your knife. The LB7 was first introduced in a 1979 catalog as part of their Uncle Henry line up. (apparently there were some available in 1978). Yours has four pins through the wood scales, that means that it probably is one of the older ones. Schrade switched to three pins around 1981. The blade was made out of "Schrade +" stainless steel (they used 1095 high carbon steel on some knives as well), which in my experience works more or less like Buck's current 420HC. Not a super high end steel, but practical as hell.

Here's a little booklet that Schrade used to include with their knives. I loved this company, their Uncle Henry knives had a 1 year loss warranty! What kind of company will replace a lost knife for free?
http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/articles/Bill-of-rights.pdf

Nowadays, unless they're mint (with box and paperwork), or a really rare model, Schrades don't fetch a very high price on the collector market. A good thing, IMHO, these knives were ment to be used. Good tools at a good price, turning them into expensive collectibles would be against their spirit.

Here's my favourite Schrade, I got it NIB a couple of months ago as a gift and I've been using the hell out of it.


You can get more information about Schrade from these fine fellows: www.collectors-of-shrades-r.us or at All About Pocket Knives

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Like always you helped a lot. I don't really mind whats its worth just wanted to know about how old it was. I thought it was the 4 pin but i really wasnt sure what pins they were talking about. I have since sharpened it up some from a stone my buddy gave me. now it cuts like butter.

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You'll find it a good, tough and fairly versatile knife. It doesn't do so well for delicate work, but that's not what it was designed for. It is a great woods knife.

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