Nice! Heirloom knives are special, aren't they? I tried the 154OT pattern myself but I suppose that by then I was just too familiar with the Sharpfinger and the drop point just didn't feel right. I still have several in my colllection as well as some of the 158OT guthook which took it's0 place in the lineup. For whatever reason, the "Hunting" drop point was produced in far smaller quantity than the "Guns&Ammo" Sharpfinger. So they are less common today.This was my dad's Pederson's Hunting promo 154. My sister fancies it so I got the leather greased up, cleaned it up just a bit, and took a few pictures before it goes to live with her. I have fond memories of adventures with my dad and this blade.
A quick target of opportunity. There it was and too cheap to pass up. The 152UH was only made for five years, 1994-1998, and not too many were made. At least compared to their Old Timer kin. The knife isn't as rough as the poor eBay picture suggested. It only has a few light scratches but appears basically unused.
Another target of opportunity. This is one of those 2003 152UH knives I mentioned without it's clampack. Now I am not tempted to open mine!I've mentioned it before but it bears repeating. If you find a 152UH with a hollow ground blade, after the 152UH was discontinued in 1998, another short production was made in 2003 in clampack for Walmart.
Here is one that continues to elude me. The 1992 issue for New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife. Records indicate an order for 500 pieces. It is one of the very few 152 pattern seen which use the green Delrin handles. They also ordered brass rivets and shield, and the sheath branded with the department logo. So far the few examples I have seen have been used with a weak etch remaining. Perhaps due to the intended recipients being for the most part outdoorsmen who would be most likely to use rather than collect.
It certainly sold for more than I would value it but it was also one of those "multiple interest" knives that would attract buyers who were not Schrade collectors. Such as friends, family and current and retired employees of that agency.Yeah, I was watching that auction. It stayed low for a while and I was going to take a crack at it, but then it went crazy.