VERY NICE SCHRADE CUTLERY COMPANY MODEL #740SSD STERLING SILVER DELUXE 3 3/8" DOUBLE WITH KNIFE PURSE / CASE. MEASURES 3 3/8" CLOSED AND 7 1/8" OPEN. HANDLES ARE STERLING SILVER WITH THE DELUXE SCROLL PATTERN AND NICKEL SILVER LINERS. SPEAR BLADE FRONT TANG STAMPED "SCHRADE" over "CUT. CO." over "WALDEN, NY" - REAR TANG BLANK - AND THE SMALL PEN BLADE FRONT TANG STAMPED "US PATS" over "DEC 21, 09" over "SEPT 13, 10" over "JUNE 6, 16" - REAR TANG BLANK. THE SPEAR BLADE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN LIGHTLY SHARPENED ON THE VERY EDGE OF ONE SIDE, AND THE SMALL BLADE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN SHARPENED. BOTH BLADES HAVE VERY LIGHT FEATHER SCRATCHES FROM USE. BOTH BLADES SIT INSIDE THE WELL CLOSED WITH NO PEEKING, BOTH BLADES OPEN STRONG WITH OCCASIONAL BOUNCE BACK, IN THE LOCKED OPEN POSITION THE LARGER SPEAR BLADE HAS MINIMAL UP AND DOWN PLAY WITH SIDE TO SIDE BEING VERY NEARLY TIGHT, AND THE PEN BLADE IS TIGHT BOTH WAYS WITH ZERO PLAY - NICE. BOTH SAFETIES WORK PERFECTLY AND HAVE SMOOTH AND FIRM SLIDING ACTION FROM THE LOCKED TO THE UNLOCKED POSITION. THE KNIFE PURSE / CASE IS A VERY SOFT LEATHER THAT IS PALE WHITE ON THE INSIDE AND A MEDIUM BROWN ON THE OUTSIDE AS SEEN IN THE PICTURES WITH NONMAGNETIC SILVER OR NICKEL SILVER FRAME AND BALL CATCH. I CAN'T FIND ANY MARKING OR JEWELERS STAMP ON THE FRAME SO I AM NOT SURE OF IT'S ORIGIN OR MAKER. I AM NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANTIQUE KNIFE CASES AND IT WAS PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM AN ANTIQUE DEALER WITH SOME KNIVES THAT DID NOT INCLUDE THIS PARTICULAR KNIFE. THERE IS A SMALL KNIFE KNIFE PURSE ON PAGE 58 OF MARK ERICKSON'S BOOK "ANTIQUE AMERICAN SWITCHBLADES" THAT ALSO APPEARS TO BE SOFT LEATHER OF THE SAME TEXTURE AND OUTSIDE COLOR THAT HAS A FLAP AND BUTTON SNAP ON IT THAT SAYS "WECK" ON THE FACE NEAR THE TOP EDGE OF THE BUTTON AND "NEW YORK" ON THE BOTTOM. ACCORDING TO MARK'S STATEMENTS / INFO IN THE BOOK IT CAME WITH A E. WECK & SON 3 3/8" DOUBLE BLADED KNIFE THAT WAS ALSO MADE BY SCHRADE CUTLERY COMPANY OF WALDEN, N.Y.. THAT KNIFE HAD BEEN MADE BY SCHRADE FOR E. WECK & SON AND HAD A E. WECK & SON TANG STAMP ON THE LARGER SPEAR BLADE AND THE EXACT SAME PATENT DATES ON THE PEN BLADE AS THE ONE IN THIS AUCTION / SALE. AS FAR AS THIS PARTICULAR KNIFE PURSE ALL I KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT IT FITS THIS KNIFE PERFECTLY. MAYBE MARK OR ONE OF MY OTHER FRIENDS AND FELLOW COLLECTORS COULD MESSAGE ME IF THEY HAVE ANY MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PARTICULAR KNIFE PURSE. THERE ARE A LOT OF COLLECTORS ON THIS SITE WHO I ALWAYS APPRECIATE HEARING FROM AND LEARNING THINGS FROM. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MARK ERICKSON, BOB CHOPRA, DOUG GROWITZ, NEAL PUNCHARD, DAN FULLER, RICHARD LANGSTON, JIM SARGENT, AND MANY OTHER AUTHORS OF BOOKS ON THE AMERICAN SWITCHBLADE KNIFE SUBJECT FOR WRITING THESE WONDERFUL BOOKS THAT SO OFTEN AID ME IN BUYING, COLLECTING, SELLING, AND LISTING THESE KNIVES AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE ~ Your years of collecting, research, and experience have helped me immensely. I can't imagine the time that went into writing those books - it takes me an hour or more just to get one listing posted on the site - lol. But with your much appreciated help I try to list a knife so that every interested collector whether new to the hobby or a seasoned collector can understand and know what they are getting.~"thanks guys". **PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO ASSURE YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION BEFORE BIDDING / BUYING. ~ BY BIDDING / BUYING YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AN ADULT AND ALLOWED TO OWN THIS ITEM IN YOUR LOCATION . I ACCEPT ALL FORMS OF PAYMENT (CREDIT CARDS THRU ONLINE PAYMENT ONLY). I SHIP DAILY AND USE USPS PRIORITY MAIL (in a box well packed) WITH TRACKING FOR FAST AND SAFE DELIVERY AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR KNIFE IN THREE DAYS OR LESS (USUALLY TWO DAYS). EXTRA INSURANCE IF REQUESTED. ** I ALSO OFFER COMBINED SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE ORDERS - SO THERE IS ONLY "ONE" SHIPPING CHARGE FOR THE ENTIRE ORDER PLACED -(ADDITIONAL ITEMS SHIP FREE) - SO PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SOME MORE "DOG GONE" GOOD DEALS. ~ ENJOY YOUR KNIVES, HAPPY HUNTING , AND "THANK YOU" FOR YOUR INTEREST.
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Returns accepted only if there was clearly an error on my part and a return authorization is issued by the seller. Buyer will have 48 hours to inspect the item and request a return if not as described or other error (on my part) occurred. Shipping charges are non-refundable, and for your protection please send your return prepaid using a shipping service that can be tracked such as USPS or UPS. Also please be sure to keep your shipping receipt and tracking number. Items must be returned in the same condition they were shipped by the seller or there will be appropriate deductions or a refusal of the return. I am very obligated to customer satisfaction and do everything possible to describe the item accurately and honestly and to satisfy the needs of legitimate fellow collectors as long as they are honest with me as well, and will work with you fairly and honestly if a return or partial refund is warranted. If you have questions just ask before bidding / buying - no problem at all - and I will answer all questions as accurately and quickly as possible to be sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase.
15401, Pennsylvania, United States
USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING ~ I ship daily and will ship as soon as payment is received if online, or as soon as received and cleared if a check ( Postal money orders are faster - no need to clear). My online payment address and mailing address will be on the invoice if you win the auction (click view and print invoice to view - you don't have to print it). Add 3.5% if using online payment (unless using PP "send money to friends or family option" - then no need to add the fee because they don't charge me). Please message me within 24 hours after the end of the auction for payment arrangements or if you need help with anything at all. No International sales please.