I had one of these years ago – about 30 years or more actually – the little knife decided to play hide and seek – it was a real good hiding place because I never found it – LOL – life went on and I had forgotten about it completely when I happened on this one in a pawn shop – 6 or 8 bucks later and I was a happy camper . . .
The Schrade Old Timer Land Shark – Stewart Taylor designed this pattern – based on a Japanese knife design . . .
Real easy to use design – the cuts in the frame and scales allow you to “pinch” the blade with your thumb and index finger to open – no need to use the nail nick . . .
Real good feel in the hand – the saw cut composition scales give a good purchase – Bruce – we are looking at two knives here . . .
Just a real good looker from any angle – the brass bolsters add a nice touch . . . Now hold on just a minute Bruce – there are two knives . . .
And a look at the Land Shark stamping on the blade . . .
Bruce – Enough is Enough! – What’s going on with the two knives?? – Don’t give me any line about double vision – Stop already! – Of course there are two knives – both made by Schrade – both current production – both named Land Shark . . .
Schrade has a “classic” Old Timer pattern and Schrade has a “modern” Schrade pattern . . .
The “Old Timer” is here – and the “modern” Land Shark is here – both in stock at this time and available from BLADEHQ – I am going to order an “Old Timer” to have a new one to stash in the knife chest and start carrying the used one . . .
The “modern” Land Shark is a really neat design – it is spring assisted opening – just pull your index finger across the little stud to get the blade off of the closed stop and the spring triggers and out comes the blade – a good positive liner lock – feels good – and looks good – my only ding on the knife is I personally don’t like AUS8 steel – and don’t let that deter you from picking one up – that’s just me – if I have a choice it won’t be AUS8 blade steel – that aside the “modern” Land Shark is a good looker – isn’t it?
They are both cool Bruce – Which one should I buy?? – I can only give you folks the same advice I give people who can’t decide which handgun to buy – buy them both – YOU have MY permission – LMAO!
Taylor Brands LLC – go ahead and click it – it will surprise you to see where you land – how Stewart Taylor got there is quite a story in and of itself – depending on time constraints I may address the history of it in another post – it’s quite an interesting thing . . .
For a quick read about Stewart A Taylor and his endeavors in the knife world <<< CLICK HERE >>> go to iknife collector forums – a quick and interesting read . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Not only are Fish Heads Cheap but you need a good knife to chop those fish heads off!!