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Old 01-06-2020, 02:48 PM
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My Good Lady Wife gifted me with a Schrade Golden Spike. My favorite knife, even beyond my Buck Vanguard.

This happened before Schrade was sold, apparently going "overseas".

Now, I am looking covetously at the "new" Gen 2 Golden Spike, with the mysterious blade steel number.

Can anyone give me information of the difference (if any) qualitywise between Schrade's old and newer knives?

Thanx!
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:03 AM
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I have a few of the China made Taylor knives . . .

. . . and have had no issues with the quality of the knife itself. The sheaths though - not made with same care as the U.S.A. manufactured sheaths, but that is probably just a 'not made like they used to be' complaint. The models I own are 1095 carbon blades and their performance is no different from old carbon bladed Schrade U.S.A. made.

It is hard to beat the price of the Taylor products. If you want a back-up or two, I think its worth it to buy one and see if it performs to your needs. I like that particular model too - good all around sheath knife design.

Vintage Schrade U.S.A. are getting more difficult to find, so if you have your heart set on one the them, probably should move on that before they disappear for good. I still see them at gun shows, but not nearly as frequently as before.

I hope this helps.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:42 PM
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Shop on EBAY and you can still find the made in USA knives. Be sure to put in the search "Shrade USA". Be picky and you can find some really nice ones.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:13 PM
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Close but different.

In the LGS a couple of weeks ago and what to my wondering eye do I behold but a Schrade USA 152 Old Timer. Got it for $10 OTD with original sheath. Happy boy that day.

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Old 01-14-2020, 05:55 AM
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152 Sharpfinger - Oh yeah, nice score there . . .

That and the 156 OT Lil' Finger make a good fixed bladed compact woods knife.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:06 AM
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The community allaboutpocketknives.com is a pretty friendly resource if you are interested in classic pocket knives.

They have a buy sell section that can list knives by brand. Here are the Shrade listings this morning. As you can see, those USA made knives are getting right up there in price.

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com...schrade-knives

The guys/gals over there will give you the straight dope on those knives and their current models. They have forgotten more about pocket knives than I will ever know. I have bought a few things off the for-sale boards there. . . maybe you'll find a copy of your old knife.

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Old 01-24-2020, 07:59 PM
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I have quite a few schrade fillet knives made in the USA.

A few years ago when the Chinese ones started to emerge I tried one.

I flexed the blade to test it and a pond releasing pressure the blade retained the bend.

Not impressed at all.
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