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    Username Post: Schrade Sharpfinger        (Topic#857314)
    Arkansas Bob
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    07-29-09 08:08.22 - Post#1900383    



    Is the Schrade Sharpfinger a 1095 or stainless? I have seen both advertised. What are they?
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    knifetinkerer
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    07-29-09 08:14.32 - Post#1900395    


        In response to Arkansas Bob

    The old USA ones were plain carbon, probably 1095 (AFAIK).

    The ones made in China today for Taylor Brands are, to my knowledge, never plain carbon steel and should never be advertised as such. To my knowledge, they are always made of 440C.

    I have several of the new ones and they do NOT suffer by comparison to the old ones in any objective way that I am able to notice. There is something charming about the old carbon Schrades, but that is intangible. The new ones are terrific knives in their own right and an unbelievable bargain.
     
    Arkansas Bob
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    07-29-09 08:19.56 - Post#1900407    


        In response to knifetinkerer

    I wont buy chine's. I will pay more to have American I dont care if they are equal. So even though they are claiming stainless they are actually 1095 and they just dont know? I am talking actual Schrade Sharpfinger. On e-bay people are calling them both 1095 and stainless.
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    Edited by Arkansas Bob on 07-29-09 08:20.34. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    knifetinkerer
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    07-29-09 08:26.57 - Post#1900412    


        In response to Arkansas Bob

    Listen. Taylor Brands LLC has all the Schrade marks now, and as far as I know, they never use 1095 on the Sharpfinger, and they never claim to use 1095 on the Sharpfinger, and they make those knives in China and never claim otherwise.

    I don't know what some guys on E-bay are saying. They are liable to say anything.

    Old, used, USA Sharpfingers are probably 1095.

    I believe Schrade USA did make a stainless version of same, but I'm not really a collector so I'm not positive.

    But the new knives are made in China and are 440C.

    If you for some reason refuse to buy goods made in China then you do not want a new Schrade knife of any description.

    You may also want to check into where the parts and materials are sourced for all your USA-made knives just to be sure you don't buy anything from China.

    You will want to do that with your tools and appliances also.

    Good luck!
     
    Arkansas Bob
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    07-29-09 08:37.46 - Post#1900422    


        In response to knifetinkerer

    Thanks for letting me know. I know what you are saying is true.

    Its getting hard to buy american knives anymore. The reason I am getting the Ka-Bar becker combat bowie is because its American made. If you look at AG Russells site and look at all the Ka-Bars you can see which is American made and tiawane made. Its strange how the Marine Ka-Bar is American made but the Army one is overseas. I only buy the American made ones. i look them up first then if its not American made I dont buy it. I cant do that on everything but when I can I do. My tools are also craftsman and snapon. All american made. They even make the craftsmen in this area. I try to always buy American.
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    Edited by Arkansas Bob on 07-29-09 08:38.12. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    knifetinkerer
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    07-29-09 08:42.48 - Post#1900431    


        In response to Arkansas Bob

    Every Kabar product I've ever had has pleased me very much!

    And you're right....and furthermore, it's getting hard to find anything that is really USA made today.

    I am not against Chinese factory knives, but I do think a genuinely USA-made knife is something special, and I am willing to pay extra for that many times.
     
    grea
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    07-29-09 10:13.27 - Post#1900543    


        In response to knifetinkerer

    I have an older Made In USA Sharpfinger and it's carbon steel. It's well made and has a leaher sheath. It's a nice outfit. It will rust if not oiled. I'll check out the SS one made in China.
     
    knifetinkerer
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    07-29-09 10:36.52 - Post#1900566    


        In response to grea

    What do you think of the performance of your old carbon one, compared to some other knives?
     
    deputy tom
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    07-29-09 10:38.49 - Post#1900568    


        In response to Arkansas Bob

    Ar Bob,here's a little info from wickpedia.tom.

    Variants
    Schrade-Walden Sharp Finger (USA) -- high carbon steel, rare variant
    Schrade 152 Old Timer Sharpfinger (USA) -- high carbon steel
    Schrade 152 Uncle Henry Wolverine (USA) -- stainless
    Camillus Grand'Pa Sharp Hunter (USA)
    Rigid Max Edge Hunter (USA) -- "Tactical" version
    Arrowhead Roadrunner (USA)
    Taylor/Schrade LLC Sharpfinger (China)
    Winchester (China)-- inferior quality materials
    SPES MEA IN DEO EST

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    BWSkipper
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    07-29-09 10:52.25 - Post#1900578    


        In response to Arkansas Bob

    Arkansas Bob, if you're looking for an American made 'Sharpfinger' check out Bark Rivers Fingerling. I own and use several Bark Rivers and they are fine knives for sure.

    The Fingerling is made of 50-100B so a good carbon steel for sure. Bark River got the 50-100B from an auction of Schrade's old steel stocks I do believe I remember Mike Stewart mentioning in an old post somewhere.
     
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