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Who has never owned a 34OT?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 315, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Can’t help ya there, I have an 834 upstairs in my EDC box o blades and it’s one of my favorite Stockmans. I think of the big guys, Schrade, Case, Camillus, Buck, Robeson even Remington. The UH 834 is definitely among my top 3.

    Granted it’s 3rd behind the Remington with the Robeson bein’ my grail.

    I mean seriously between these 3 how can you not see how sexy that pattern is

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    The 834 is a workin’ man’s knife and everyone should own one.

    Anyone know how the Taylor brand Schrades compare to the USA made ones?
     
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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    My first knife of quality that really counts was a 34OT, at some point when I was a kid.
    The long story short is that someone bought it because it was on sale and never even bothered to free it from the packaging.
    It sat in the living room for weeks till one day I decided to free it , drop it in my pocket, and discard the packaging.

    It had some issues, so this is what my 34OT looks like today.
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    With how proud the sheep's foot sat, I could only comfortably hold the knife with that blade open so naturally I wore it out. Not that it had any snap at all to it anyways.
    I much prefer the 33OT middleman jack.

    EDIT :
    Here's my 33OT, which I've actually not carried in well over a month.
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    I love the knife however and I'm definitely not done carrying for good.
     
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  3. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I fostered a 34OT once. Pretty sure @black mamba is the one who owns it now.
     
  4. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    They made a 34OT in red bone and sterling silver which is knice, and I have two 834 openstocks in bone from the 1950s which I am also fond of. I also have a few others of more recent vintage, but I never seem to carry one. I gave one to a good boy and his Mommy took it away from him. I am sorry to say, then, that I do not qualify. I am not showing my pre-wars. wink. pair 2.jpg pair 5.jpg HB 8341.jpg HB8342.jpg 834001.jpg
     
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  5. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’ve never had one, but always loved the shape and look of the old timer Stockman patterns.

    Really I’d never heard of them until the porch. I had always owned SAKs and Bucks, the stores I frequented just never stocked them or I never noticed them.
     
  6. UnderDawgAl

    UnderDawgAl

    45
    Feb 18, 2018
    In the 70s and early 80s, when I was a kid, my grandfather only carried a 34OT. I watched him use that knife for everything. It had heavy patina, and the blades we're ground down over the years from heavy, frequent use of a coarse stone. I wish I knew where that knife ended up.
     
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  7. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    I don't remember owning a 34OT.
    I find it a little smaller than I prefer to carry. (Ditto the Buck 303)
     
  8. PaulS.

    PaulS. Basic Member Basic Member

    219
    Jul 16, 2018
    I'm going to say maybe. For most of my life, I carried various pocket knives, but paid little attention to which ones. They were just tools. I remember owning a couple Old Timer knives when I was young, so maybe I had one of these. I only became a knife knut in the last year or so!
     
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  9. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    712
    Dec 6, 2016
    Never owned a 34OT. Growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s I carried a SAK knockoff until my father gifted me his Puma cub since he picked up an earl or duke, whatever the cub size was called with that awesome Puma stag. After losing the Puma cutting hay, he bought me a 96OT that I carried until losing it in college. That 96 was sweet with the tweezers and metal “toothpick”... just what a redneck east Texan needed in college.
    I have been meaning to pickup some old timer USA stockmans off the auction site, but always get distracted.
     
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  10. Coonskinner

    Coonskinner

    Mar 28, 2001
    I have one or two.

    I prefer the bigger one for a carry knife.
     
  11. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    916
    Mar 25, 2005
    I have never owned.
    I really like stockmans, however.
     
  12. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I have enough 34ot's to equip a small group of knifers.
     
  13. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Well, you’ve heard of secret Santa, this was a secret GAW. Congratulations @jwb01 you just won yourself a USA made 34OT. I wrote the names of everyone who said they never have owned one, numbered them randomly and then threw a dart at the dartboard. It’s yours to do as you wish but I would ask that if you ever tire of it you come back to this thread and pull a name from someone that never owned one and pass it to them. Should you decide to pass on it just let me know and I’ll throw another dart. PM me with your shipping address and I’ll get it in the mail. Here is your prize and Merry Christmas!!

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  14. WolfyW

    WolfyW

    83
    Oct 28, 2017
    Nice! We've got some awesome folks on this board.
     
  15. NMpops

    NMpops

    686
    Aug 9, 2010
    I had one 40 some years ago while in school but lost it. Over the years I have accumulated several Schrade and Uncle Henry knives including two 34OT's that are part of my daily EDC rotation. I love the size of the 34 as it's the same size as my Buck 303 and Case 63087 and 62087.
     
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  16. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Being a stockman nut, I have all three: the Schrade Walden, a USA OT and an Uncle Henry. They're great knives!

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  17. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @315, it’s a great stocking stuffer and congratulations @jwb01!
     
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  18. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Nice to hear from you.
     
  19. TonySal

    TonySal

    310
    Jan 10, 2015
    Had a 34ot I gifted, got another recently that doesn't show China on the tang but probably is.....
     
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I have a handful of OTs I've picked up at flea markets and estate sales, but I wasn't aware of them as a kid. It was Camillus at the hardware and gun stores, and probably Case also, but Case was more expensive and not from New York like me and Camillus. I have come to appreciate the long sheepsfoot Schrade did.
    34OT with the Camillus 63 that was my first expensive knife.
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