YOU WILL LOVE THIS KNIFE! For your consideration is this. SCHRADE USA 498DU "Ducks Unlimited" hunting knife in. From my personal knife collection.
Early American-made Schrade Bowie that. The Brass guard has the Original Schrade USA factory " Hallmarks" including. According to research on these early Schrade USA factory knives: the Bench-made or H allmarked USA 498 Schrade "C" knife. 3,500 produced in 1987.
DUCKS UNLIMITED is clearly etched. Both the Original vintage Sheath and Box have the Ducks Head.
The Brass butt-cap on the 498DU hunting knife also has the "Ducks Head logo " engraved on it... This is an O riginal Schrade U. 498DU hunting knife 3-Piece Set. With a beautiful and durable.It has been carefully stored, admired, and would make an awesome addition for most any collector. Schrade USA history, especially since t. He factory closed their doors in 2004. These quality "American-made Schrade factory" Hunting Knife Sets are becoming. And are no longer produced in the U.
S C H R A D E. The blade is also etched. The "Brass End Cap" is factory etched with a Ducks Head logo. The Brass guard is boldly stamped with "3 Boxes" (or box borders around the following 3 hallmarks /dating code).[symbol of: a Fist holding a Forging Hammer]. Note: The Schrade Company used maker's Hallmarks to denote pride and craftsmanship in their quality made knives. The Schrade USA symbols denote that the knife was custom assembled on a bench. This was done by a skilled American craftsman and not mass produced. Schrade referred to these as Bench-Made. He unused Ducks Unlimited etched hunting / skinning blade is in " Excellen t / Mint Vintage Condition" especially for. This early Schrade USA 498DU hunting knife has.
There is F ull-tang construction on this beautiful "Limited Edition" 498DU Ducks Unlimited Knife. The excellent 5 long Trailing-Point blade is reflective and features an upswept thumb rest, for better blade control. This outstanding vintage Schrade fixed-blade Bowie.So I'll leave any decision to sharpen the knife up to the new owner. The 498 is just waiting for the right person to appreciate the real " American craftsmanship" that went into producing these early quality Schrade knives. (Please view photos for details). Are increasingly collectible, and hard-to-find in such. Especially for being over 35 years old! The beautiful knife handle captures the look of real stag or bone but is made of. Durable and long-lasting Staglon composite. (The early Schrade factory often used this quality Staglon material in constructing their knife handles). There are rich color tones and texture on this. Easy to grip Schrade Staglon handle. The knife handle is designed with a. Heavy-duty and solid Brass half-guard with.. Of the Schrade Company, a Fist holding a forging hammer, and the letter C. (indicating the year of production).
"Brass End Cap" with the clearly etched. "DUCKS" Head logo engraved on it. One quality constructed Schrade Staglon handle... Designed with finger grooves for a secure grip.
Schrade Staglon is "known to be chip proof, flame retardant, and virtually indestructible" (as stated formally by the Schrade USA Company). Overall, this impressive 9 1/2 long Hunting / Skinning Knife feels heavy, well balanced, and solid when held in your hand. The vintage Schrade USA 498 "Ducks Unlimited" Hunting Knife comes with the Original Schrade Leather.This H eavy-duty sheath has E xcellent intact stitching, a stiff throat , a secure belt loop, and "F its the knife like a glove". This un-used Schrade USA leather sheath is in. With only a couple faint rubs. This Original dark brown matching sheath has. The image of a gold " Ducks Head logo" on the front, along with gold lettering of. Collectible 3-Piece Set that includes the "Original White Gift Box" for the Schrade USA 498DU knife & leather sheath. S 10 3/8" x 4" x 1 3/4. Along with a few signs of light shelf wear on one flap and side. But the GOLD ETCHED DUCKS UNLIMITED logo image is Excellent and the box has crisp white corners, secure folding flaps, and white tissue paper.
The rare vintage Schrade USA 498DU Knife &Sheath 3-Piece Set will make a welcomed addition for the outdoorsman. Or collector in your family! Please Be Sure to Check Out the Other Rare & Vintage Hunting Knives I Have Listed! Some rare vintage knives, old collectibles, and Pocher 1/8 scale vintage model car parts.
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