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Hi fellow Schrade Collectors. My question is, who has purchased any of the new Schrades made by Stewart Taylor, and were they worth buying ? Please tell me what model you bought and where it was bought if possible. I have only collected the old Scrades so far, but I am interested in how the company does now .
I have not so I am very interested also in the responses
When I collected Schrades, I was on another forum, and the reviews were really bad. Blades did not hold an edge, tips would break off, some were really hard to open, some had wobble in the blades, and some had very weak snap.
I only had one, a fixed blade that I added to an order to get the cost up for free shipping. It actually seemed lighter than the original. It was ok as a beater knife, but would not trust my life to it.
Thanks Ron, I was afraid of that. I know they are made in China , but some China knives now are better quality that they used to be. I hope to hear some more opinions.
I'm not a fan either, Ricky. Definitely lacking in the quality department.
I was a huge Schrade collector back in the 1980's. The Taylor/Schrade knives make me feel.....how should I say it.......creepy?
Please don't consider the taylor brand Schrades as Schrades. It belittles the domestic brand by comparing the 2, as there is no comparison. Every Chinaschrade I have handled has been lacking in several areas, fit & finish being number one. As Tom stated above the color hues for their handles are just...off.
Thanks for the responses. I too feel I can see the difference in the pics I see on Ebay . I feel that I will continue to collect the old Schrades, and maybe some of the Canal Street Knives , but not the new ones. Maybe this thread will give a heads up to new collectors that are considering collecting Schrade.
One thing I can tell you about iKC, opinions count and everyone is entitled to one LOL. We won't kick you off the forum. Be polite and there is always a place at the table regardless of what you collect.
I have bought and gifted many Rough Riders. My son collects them. I don't know if there is a difference in before or after the doors closed, only because I was never a Schrade collector. I can tell you with many of the other brands it is not so much the quality I notice right off it is
1) fit and finish
2) weight in hand
3) that it hold an edge
a feather weight knife does nothing for me personally, I like a knife to be a good enough weight to give me confidence in the make
fit and finish drive me nuts. I dont insist a blade be centered, I insist there be no play, no wiggle and that it not rub. I also feel if your going to take the time to use good materials for a handle for goodness sake make it fit properly.
3 is self explanatory LOL. So I dont so much care where it is produced, just that it fits into what I think I want MY knife to be. I also would prefer that the money produced by a product remained here in the USA. The only reason I would prefer US factories is that I do not want the skills here to be lost as they were in Sheffield.