Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

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Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:17 am

I know that it's made from Chinese 7Cr17 "High Carbon"(?) Stainless Steel, but this thing looks big! 5.6" of steel (heck, these things have more metal than a high-end radial)! While they may not be the greatest knives in the world, but they have been known to skin and gut 3 Whitetail deer before having to be taken back to the whitestone or Spyderco Triangle "Sharpmaker". I'm snagging one for about $22.00. I figure that for that kind of money, that it will outperform my new "Sharpfinger" by a substantial margin.

Any opinions on how well these work in the field? :?:
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:55 pm

I received the "Old Timer Deerslayer" Today and in about 3 minutes the knife was right up to snuff. It takes a "razor's edge" fairly quickly and seems to be stout enough to tackle any skinning needs without any problem. Heck, I now have five knives suitable for skinning duty. Now I have to decide which to take into the field in the autumn of 2018.

Decisions, decisions.
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby john » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:33 pm

Photo please. I love pictures. I know I can Google it and get an image but I'd rather see your knife.
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 pm

I don't know how to use the camera on my folding tablet. Otherwise, I would post a photo. I do like this knife. It's a big one! :)
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:38 am

Yes, it is. I bought it from Woodbury Outfitters for $22.30 shipped to my door. This is a great piece of steel for the money. The 7Cr17MoV Stainless Steel is just a step above the usual 440A that comes out of the People's Republic of China. This "fit and finish" is excellent and I've put a good edge on it. I DO like this knife. The Chinese do a good job reproducing this 1964 Schrade/Walden classic. This is a VERY cool piece of classic hunting/camping cutlery. You can't beat the price, and it "works like a soul inspired" in the kitchen too. Cutting up a whole chicken, slabs of bacon and fish are "all in a day's work" when it comes to Schrade's "Deerslayer". It takes it all in stride and comes back for more. No "one-trick-pony" here. This knife is both versatile and impressive.

If you would like a good chuckle, I turned the retainer strap around and threaded the sheath onto my belt in the inverted position... The knife concealed handily beneath my sports jacket. Could you imagine someone dressed that way suddenly producing a large 5.6" upswept-blade skinning knife from beneath it? Will I carry it that way? Probably not, but it is good to know that the option is available.
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby sammy the blade » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:41 pm

That would freak me out, probably poop myself and shoot myself in the foot, lol!
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:04 pm

The more I handle this knife, the better I like it. This knife, save for the difference in the blade alloy, is as good as the Schrade "Deerslayers" from back in the day. The fit and finish are excellent and it takes a nice edge. I just wish that I could find an identical knife in 1095 Carbon Steel or 440C. (I'd be willing to bet that I could have one manufactured for about $55.00 or so).
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby gravknife » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:35 pm

Nice allrounder .
Lovely shape.
Heres a picture of it i found.

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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:58 am

Isn't it impressive? It is such a wonderful "all around performer". Ian: If there's a way I could ship you one of these so that the Crown wouldn't tax the crap out of you for it, I would. Is there such a way? I presume these aren't illegal in Britain.
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Re: Schrade "Old Timer" 15OT "Deerslayer"

Postby gravknife » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:03 pm

Fishtail Picklock
These aren't illegal in England and I've seen on for sale at a place called heinnie Haines here whilst posting your photo.They are very expensive here though ,its 65 pounds for one .

Some years ago I had a schrade old timer that resembled this exact knife ,and I have a schrade X Skinner somewhere with gut hook,rubber handle and cordura sheath.In the 90s I had a few schrade scrimshaw knives I wish i'd kept aswell.

Thanks for offering to ship FP ,i'm trying for my first American switchblade this week and it will probably cost a fair penny this side of the pond.

Regards
Ian


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