Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Rare A. Schrader’s Son Brooklyn Friction Dive Knife

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Start price: $250

Estimated price: $750 - $1,500

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This is a rare diver’s knife made by A. Schrader’s Son Company. The vast majority of knives Schrader made were the screw style, synonymous with use by the US Navy, and the Mark V helmet. This friction-style knife was preferred by some commercial divers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today a precious few of these made by Schrader exist. This example features a stamp on one side of the blade that says A. SCHRADER’S SON BROOKLYN NY U.S.A. The stainless steel blade shows signs of use from many decades ago. A brown Bakelite handle is intact with brass hardware. The brass guard has 90 stamped into it. Please refer to the photos for the overall condition.

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