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Offline Kep

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Old Timer 34OT
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:38:15 PM »
Over the years I've amassed a good collection of locking and non locking pocket knives, some are  complete junkers, some are admittedly drawer queens and will never be used in anger, others are users and one of my favourites is without doubt the Schrade 34OT, of which, as you can see from the photo, i have amassed a good collection, some of these I've bought myself at car boot sales, and the like whilst others were sent to me by friends in the States.



 I use one of these and/or my Alox Farmer as an EDC as it's small and unassuming and therefore nonthreatening if you open it in front of the uneducated masses. I do find the three blades cover most of my options, both in the shop, in the garden and even in the kitchen, it's also one of my favoured go to pocket knives for a bit of whittling, stick chickens and the like.
 I'm always on the look out for more 34OT's or if i can find them the 33 (33OT) Series, otherwise known as the Middleman Jack, but these are becoming quite difficult to find in the UK.

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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 02:40:54 PM »
I like that pattern. It's similar to the pocket knives my grandfather used to carry. Nice collection!

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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 02:53:01 PM »
Agreed. Very nice collection Kepis! Saw this photo on your blog awhile ago (if memory serves) and I looked through my collection of OT'ers but didn't have any of the 34. I do see them from time to time, if I find another in respectable shape I will pick it up.

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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 05:18:16 PM »
Very nice.  That was my first working knife.  Long gone, don't remember how or why.  I do have an old Cutmaster version that I did some work to and got working again.  Gradually getting it sharp...as in over the past few years.  I don't use it, just one of my "keepers".
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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 08:06:04 PM »
Over the years I've amassed a good collection of locking and non locking pocket knives, some are  complete junkers, some are admittedly drawer queens and will never be used in anger, others are users and one of my favourites is without doubt the Schrade 34OT, of which, as you can see from the photo, i have amassed a good collection, some of these I've bought myself at car boot sales, and the like whilst others were sent to me by friends in the States.



 I use one of these and/or my Alox Farmer as an EDC as it's small and unassuming and therefore nonthreatening if you open it in front of the uneducated masses. I do find the three blades cover most of my options, both in the shop, in the garden and even in the kitchen, it's also one of my favoured go to pocket knives for a bit of whittling, stick chickens and the like.
 I'm always on the look out for more 34OT's or if i can find them the 33 (33OT) Series, otherwise known as the Middleman Jack, but these are becoming quite difficult to find in the UK.


lol, i see mine in that pile :D
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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 06:55:28 AM »
I have made many a pile of shavings with that pattern!

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Re: Old Timer 34OT
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 10:15:06 AM »
Over the years I've amassed a good collection of locking and non locking pocket knives, some are  complete junkers, some are admittedly drawer queens and will never be used in anger, others are users and one of my favourites is without doubt the Schrade 34OT, of which, as you can see from the photo, i have amassed a good collection, some of these I've bought myself at car boot sales, and the like whilst others were sent to me by friends in the States.



 I use one of these and/or my Alox Farmer as an EDC as it's small and unassuming and therefore nonthreatening if you open it in front of the uneducated masses. I do find the three blades cover most of my options, both in the shop, in the garden and even in the kitchen, it's also one of my favoured go to pocket knives for a bit of whittling, stick chickens and the like.
 I'm always on the look out for more 34OT's or if i can find them the 33 (33OT) Series, otherwise known as the Middleman Jack, but these are becoming quite difficult to find in the UK.


lol, i see mine in that pile :D

and it gets used on a regular basis too :)