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Badass Knife of the Week: Schrade Old Timer 152OT Sharpfinger

Old Timer Sharpfinger

You know you’ve done something right when your design becomes a standard that many other knife companies aim to mimic. That’s just one of the many reasons why the Old Timer Sharpfinger is the Badass Knife of the Week.

The Schrade Old Timer 152OT Sharpfinger, which has become a generic term for knives in this style, is a fixed blade with an iconic upswept blade that makes the knife more than just a skinner.

Its 3.3-inch 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel blade can easily skin game but also tackle everyday tasks.

First introduced in 1974, the Sharpfinger has the classic Old Timer sawcut handle slabs that offer a secure and comfortable grip.

A lanyard hole near the butt of the handle gives additional security when using the knife in wet conditions.

Even though the 3.3-inch blade is smaller than some of the other hunting knives, this helped boost the popularity of the Sharpfinger.

As large, unwieldy hunting knives fell out of favor, the Sharpfinger proved to be adaptable and multifaceted.

This 152OT uses the designs of the original Old Timer Sharpfinger to bring this classic knife back into the hands of hunters and casual knife users. You’ll quickly see why the old hands at the baitshop have been yammering about this knife for years.

The knife also comes with a brown leather sheath that affixes to the belt for easy carry.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Badass Knife of the Week, check out the Schrade Old Timer Sharpfinger product page.


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  1. Hey a great pick. I just loved the the shape of the blade of this knife and also the cover of this knife is pretty awesome.

  2. Yeah, seriously good pick. I love the design of the knife although the only thing I don’t like is how small the blade is… however this could be good for skinning or needing to bone or fillet something. Cool knife though 🙂

    • Interestingly enough, part of what made the knife so popular was the smaller blade. But Schrade didn’t forget about those who wanted a larger blade. The Old Timer Deerslayer is basically the same knife with a 5.6-inch blade.

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