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Vintage Craftsman Schrade Walden Swing Guard w/Red Celluloid

Vintage Schrade Walden NY USA Craftsman (Sears)  (1904-1946)   1940's Swing Guard Switchblade with (Orange Celluloid Handles) 

 Schrade Walden Craftsman Swing Guard Switchblade . This model was a contract piece made for Sears Roebuck & Co based on the military Paratrooper Knife and has high collector interest. It was made with both Red and Orange Celluloid Handles. (The Red seems to be more rare.)

 It Measures 4 1/4" closed. Overall length open is 7 1/4". The 3 1/8" Mirror polished Clip point Blade is marked "SCHRADE WALDEN N.Y." on the front of the tang; ( Backside of the tang is blank). Orange Celluloid Handles. Brass Liners. No pin/rivet cracks. Some shrinkage on the handles.

 Carbon Steel Blade shows some spots and staining from age, but appears to be full. Tangs are clean. Original blade etch is faint but easily readable "CRAFTSMAN 9450".  (It is extremely rare to find an example with the blade etching). Nickel Silver Swing Guard opens and closes with the blade. Blade seats deep into the handle. 

Safety works. Spring Action is good and locks into place every time you operate it. Excellent lockup with minimal blade movement in the open position. No blade peek above the liners.. Normally when found this model is heavily worn and in poor condition due to heavy use..

This example would be considered to be very good+ conditionIncludes a custom zippered storage pouch. Hard model to find with the etch still visable..

Overall Length:7 1/8"
Blade Length:3"
Blade Material:Carbon Steel
Handle Material:Orange Celluloid Handles
Lock Type:Button Lock
Bolster(s):Nickel Silver