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ULTRA RARE LL BEAN Schrade Cut Co Butter & Molasses Switchblade
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RARE Vintage L.L. BEAN / Schrade Cut Co American Made Switchblade with L.L. Bean Hunting Book 

Features "Butter & Molasses" colored celluloid handles with little to no shrinkage. Single Blade design. Measures 3 3/8" closed. Mirror Polished Blade measures 3" and is etched L.L. BEAN FREEPORT , ME. Main Blade seats deep in the handle. Blades has superb lockup with little to no blade movement in the open position.. Safety works fine. Excellent action.  Handles are in excellent condition. No rivet cracks. Overall very good to excellent condition.

Tang is marked  "L.L. BEAN FREEPORT, ME". Tang of pen Blade is marked "US PATS DEC. 21, 09-SEPT. 13, 10- June 6, 16" Made for L.L. BEAN by Schrade Cut Co. Very unusual and rare to find one of these with the original blade etching. Very desirable early Americana Switchblade. Includes original L.L. BEAN Hunting, Fishing, and Camping book. Includes a custom zippered pouch. We  never had the pleasure of offering of these until NOW! Priced accordingly. Minor staining on the blade in a few spots and on the tang, otherwise a super nice piece for your collection. Book is a bonus.

 

 

Overall Length:6"
Blade Length:2 3/4"
Blade Material:Polished Carbon Steel
Handle Material:Butter & Molasses Celuloid
Lock Type:Button Lock
Safety:Yes
Liner(s):Brass
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