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What knives do you find yourself using on game most often?

These three are at the top of my list and I see a theme - ~3 1/2" drop point blades. L-R McClung (?) with a hollow-ground blade, Schrade Old Timer, Swedish E.A. Berg.


Here is another photo of the same 3 knives.


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xtm...

Have to admit that I really admire that Old Timer. Gonna have to do something about that. A fellow forum member here in Maine is stopping by with one tomorrow morning ;)

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I hope you find the "Uncle Henry" version - same steel, but it's a little nicer.

That bottom one is probably my favorite of the three - because of the comfortably-shaped handle. It's stamped "Erik Anton Berg" with a little shark (?) below and is a fine piece of steel. Most knife folks don't give it a second look because they think it's an old piece of cheap kitchen cutlery. :)

I need to make a nice sheath for it...

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xtimberman said:
I hope you find the "Uncle Henry" version - same steel, but it's a little nicer.

That bottom one is probably my favorite of the three - because of the comfortably-shaped handle. It's stamped "Erik Anton Berg" with a little shark (?) below and is a fine piece of steel. Most knife folks don't give it a second look because they think it's an old piece of cheap kitchen cutlery. :)

I need to make a nice sheath for it...

xtm

Very, very nice!!!! By the way, posted some more Puma's for ya!
 

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Leighton,

Do you know anything about E.A. Berg hunting/fishing knives? I know that it's Swedish, but my mother's sister bought it in Finland when she went to the olympics in Helsinki ~1952. It sat in a tackle box for decades until I got my hands on it. I've seen a few around, but not many. It really is a fine piece of steel!

Yeah, I love your Pumas! You have a wonderful collection.

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XTM, I'll have to hit the books on that one. I don't know as much as I should, but have a heck of a research library. I'll get back to you on it.
 

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Hey Giz,

Leighton posted a photo of one of the "Uncle Henry" Schrade drop points over on the Puma thread. I believe that it's in the last photo he posted on that thread. The handle material and jigged pattern is nicer on the Uncle Henrys.

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XTM, Its still NIB. I thought you'd pickup on that one.

E.A. Berg was born in 1880 in Eskilstunda Sweden, after several years apprentiship he started making his own tools, razors, and chisles at the age of 23. His operation was run out of his birthplace up to his passing in 1903. His five daughters took over the bussiness, and in 1928 hired Gustaf Andersson to run the plant till he retired in 1959. In 1959 du to the age of the daughters, and no-one from the family willing to step in, the company was sold to AB BAHCO. In that same year all of the original markings from E.A. Berg were dropped from further production.

Now as to your knife. E.A. Burg didn't start producing knives until 1933. You said it was purchased in 1952, so it is an original, as it also has his trademark shark. It is somewhat rare as it has wood scales, most of their knives had plastic scales. Wood was usually only used on the shop cutting tools the company produced. Don't really have a value for her, as I could find any pricing references. His company was known more for military blades, as far as knives go during WWII and after.

Here's a better shot of the Schrade.
 

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Looking back, I wish that I had bought the nicer Uncle Henry version of my Schrade - since I've used it so much all these years. :)

One thing no one has mentioned about Uncle Henry knives is their unique Lost Knife Guarantee. If you filled out the form and registered - and then some time later, lost your Uncle Henry, Schrade would send you another one - free! :shock:
I bet there is a copy of that guarantee in the box - don't think they'd honor it now, though.

Thanks for researching the Berg knife. I wrote it all down in my gun and knife record book.

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You guys are killing me with those pictures of the Schrade's :mrgreen:

For such an inexpensive knife, they sure are appealing...

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XTM, Don't really know, blade is marked Schrade+, then USA 154UT, never even thought to look it up.

My wife and I, while stationed at Ft Bragg 1991, would travel all over N. Carolina, hitting flea markets, store closings and such. We found an old hardware store that was closing, and he had a large stock of Schrade's, priced from a dollar us to five bucks. So I bought about 20 knives. If I had known what would happen later to the company I would have gone broke there, as he had one of the wooden floor displays complete for 100.00 bucks. I still kick myself for that one. It held everything from their smallest pen knife to their largest hunting knives. I'm guessing around 50 knives, cause it also have all their brand lines in it too.

Next I'll do my Schrade line in pic's.

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Funny,

But I never thought to collect the Schrade's until this Sub-Forum started. I only have a few and I'm getting sucked into the Vortex :mrgreen: Really kinda neat, because not many are interested in them. So you can buy a nice knife for very little dollars.

Heck, with a 58 Month wait going on the new Randall's, I can find some very nice Schrades and enjoy them before I die :mrgreen: I hate to admit this, but it really doesn't matter what you chase, 'cuz the fun is all in the chase...

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Giz, Just remember all the new ones are made in China, the company closed its doors in 2004, and Camillus was 2007 I think. The USA one's can still be found at fairly reasonable prices, but as you know that won't last forever.

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Giz, Here's some more Schrade's, along with some Case, Boker, and Boker Magnum series. In the first pic to the right of the PH1 you will see a small stockman. That was originally my dad's and the one I got handed, when I screwed up, to go cut a switch.

In the second pic, pay close attention to one of the Case Mid-Folding Hunters. I wish I had gotten the whole collection when Ruger first brought them out.



 
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