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Possibly one of the most popular fixed blades of modern times. Once upon a time if you wanted a Sharpfinger, it was Schrade, or no Sharpfinger at all! 

Now since the demise of Schrade, a bunch of companies are making a "Sharpfinger"!

If you have never held a "Sharpfinger" in your hand you don't know what you're missing! It feels sooo perfect. Like an extension of your hand.........a Sharp-Finger!

If you have one, or some, lets see pictures and hear what you think of them!

Taylor-Schrade Old Timer stainless - The original Scharde made one was in carbon steel

Taylor-Schrade Schrade-Walden in bone!

Puma in Stag!

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I have it! Somewhere, it is well worn, Maybe sharpsliver is a better name for it! I own a new one, the steel is fine and sharpens quickly. The old hones made by Schrade are a keeper for me, when I can find one at a decent price.

Brad T. said:

Great story Rick!  While I was looking for an 152 on eBay, I came across 2 of the "Guns & Ammo" Sharpfingers. Not knowing the history, I shied away from those. It would be great to see that old Sharpfinger of yours, if you can find it.

Rick Hooper said:

In the 1970's , when the most colorful gun writer ever, Elmer Keith , wrote monthly articles  for Guns & Ammo, he carried a Sharpfinger during his western antelope hunts. As an incentive to purchase a two year subscription to this mag., the purchaser recieved a FREE Schrade Sharpfinger! For four years running , I purchased two every couple of years, one subscription for me and one for dad. He didn't hunt,so I kept the Sharpfingers, (Dad carried a 2 3/4 inch OLD Timer). Eventually trading off three of them for knives I forgot about. Keeping one, I have put up somewhere after many years of use. The shield is marked GUNS&AMMO instead of OLD TIMER. I hope I didn't lose it in the move a few years back. Of the new versions, the PUMA looks good, wonder if Chinese or German made? Really makes no difference as PUMA steel quality standards are steel high!

Craig, who knows what the future may bring. I don't think it'll bring me a sharpfinger though ;-)

I certainly hope it is still with you.  Makes you wish you had not traded one of them off doesn't it

Rick Hooper said:

In the 1970's , when the most colorful gun writer ever, Elmer Keith , wrote monthly articles  for Guns & Ammo, he carried a Sharpfinger during his western antelope hunts. As an incentive to purchase a two year subscription to this mag., the purchaser recieved a FREE Schrade Sharpfinger! For four years running , I purchased two every couple of years, one subscription for me and one for dad. He didn't hunt,so I kept the Sharpfingers, (Dad carried a 2 3/4 inch OLD Timer). Eventually trading off three of them for knives I forgot about. Keeping one, I have put up somewhere after many years of use. The shield is marked GUNS&AMMO instead of OLD TIMER. I hope I didn't lose it in the move a few years back. Of the new versions, the PUMA looks good, wonder if Chinese or German made? Really makes no difference as PUMA steel quality standards are steel high!

Hi Jan, It does! You know it rests along with my dad's old Case copperhead and granddads barlow. Be nice to look'em up again.

Jan Carter said:

I certainly hope it is still with you.  Makes you wish you had not traded one of them off doesn't it

Rick Hooper said:

In the 1970's , when the most colorful gun writer ever, Elmer Keith , wrote monthly articles  for Guns & Ammo, he carried a Sharpfinger during his western antelope hunts. As an incentive to purchase a two year subscription to this mag., the purchaser recieved a FREE Schrade Sharpfinger! For four years running , I purchased two every couple of years, one subscription for me and one for dad. He didn't hunt,so I kept the Sharpfingers, (Dad carried a 2 3/4 inch OLD Timer). Eventually trading off three of them for knives I forgot about. Keeping one, I have put up somewhere after many years of use. The shield is marked GUNS&AMMO instead of OLD TIMER. I hope I didn't lose it in the move a few years back. Of the new versions, the PUMA looks good, wonder if Chinese or German made? Really makes no difference as PUMA steel quality standards are steel high!

LOL!   I tried.

Alexander Noot said:

Craig, who knows what the future may bring. I don't think it'll bring me a sharpfinger though ;-)

OK Its my favorite fixed blade! I am going to try to post a couple photos of a couple blanks I put together. I use an old carbon steel Schrade Sharpfinger when I am hunting, Its not pretty so no need to post a pic. of that. Not sure what I am going to do with the ones I put together.

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Beautiful John!!

I had no idea it was your favorite. You did a fantastic job on these!

John Kellogg said:

OK Its my favorite fixed blade! I am going to try to post a couple photos of a couple blanks I put together. I use an old carbon steel Schrade Sharpfinger when I am hunting, Its not pretty so no need to post a pic. of that. Not sure what I am going to do with the ones I put together.

I need another. LOL!

Here are pictures of my Sharpfinger.  I didn't know it was a Sharpfinger until today.  I got it in 1997 as part of a ten year service award with TVA.  I am in the process of inventorying my knives and discovered it was called a Sharpfinger researching it on the internet.  The other knife in the pictures was part of the matching set.  I have had it in my collection and have never used it or sharpened it.

John,

Those look absolutely gorgeous, good job!

Charles,

What replacement value did you figure for your set?

Charles, that's a very nice set! 

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