- Oct 30, 2010
5182 - four pin
With the help of a kind friend, I was very happy to acquire LB7 serial #5182 recently. I'm thinking this could well be from the first week of production in 1977.
If I crunch the 1978 and 1979 numbers Schrade made (on average) 7380 LB7 knives per week over those two years. This makes me think 5182 in a week is not an unrealistic amount when they were trying to get some inventory in place. Maybe it didn't even take them a week to make that many. They made so very many knives. It boggles my mind.
Very nice, with a very low number too.