Schrade® Old Timer® Switch It® Multi-Use Blade Set
- Versatile cutting set with four interchangeable blades
- Blades lock safely into Green Safe-T-Grip lockback handle
- Set includes saw, drop point blade, clip point blade, and skinner
- Tough blades - 3Cr13Mo surgical stainless steel
- Durable nylon belt sheath included
Manufacturer model #: SCAMP5.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fish36BostonMa Very Pleased I have several knifes I carry while hunting. There are two folding blades and this one. The folding blades have the convenience of size & weight, Redhead 2 blade big for what it is but solid and Gerber 3 blade(Lightest). The "Old Timer" does the job beginning to end and is the largest/heaviest. I had been looking for a knife with a blade such as the 4" skinning blade on this knife. I was in a local BassPro and the 4" skinner caught my eye. For $20 it was worth a try. I Have now used it for its first deer. I used the "skinning blade" with "gut hook" to get things started with field dressing. The clip point to get the inner work done. All worked well. Hung the buck for a few days and finished the job of skinning and quartering. I found the set perfect for the job. Saw worked great on the ribs. Skinner for removing hide and setting hide up for tanning. "Drop point" and "clip point" for appropriate jobs. The knife is solid & heavy. The locking blades have a double locking system that can be worked with gloves or slop on your hands. The biggest gain for me was the skinning knife for the hide. I cleaned the hide in very short order and it is in process now. Fat and meat came off much easier than hide cleaning in the past. The sheath is fine with me it works well holding all the blades. Hang fine while I field dressed the deer. I keep the knife in a pack, truck or house when not using it. For this reason I have no complaints. I do think if you were to think of wearing it full time it would flop around a little more than would be comfortable. I do not know how long it will last but for me it seems very solid and with a little care will last for a long, long, time. This is a great alternative to the kit sets. As I processed the whole deer with it. No screw issues, but I'll keep an eye. March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deve1957 wow you really should get this set, for $20 you cant beat it with a stick,4 knives and a heavy duty sheath, ive seen sheaths cost this must, do your self a favor a get one,also pick up some loc-tite because the screws do come loose, it happened to me and 2 friends i talked into buying. December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chisolm52 What a deal This is a great set for the money have used it on 3 deer so far and love it.The blades are very sharp and hold a good edge.I like being able to switch blades very quickly even when my hands are messy.The big Alaskan blade works great for caping animals, you must rock it back n forth down the hide.The small blade works well removing the inner butt area and the big blade does the rest.Have not used the saw yet use a cordless saws all at the house.Got this as a fathers day present from my daughter and I'm sure it will last for years.It's nice to get such good quality for such a good price.And yes the gut hook is a bit small but everything else is great. November 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DesertSurvivor Good overall value but... I was in the market to purchase a knife for a wilderness survival school and was specifically looking for a knife that also had a sawing capability to be able to saw small-medium sized branches to make quick survival shelters. My choices came down to either buying two separate tools (i.e. a separate knife and separate sawing tool) or going with the Old Timer. *By the way, serrated-blade knives are not made for, nor are useful for, sawing.* Anyway, I was going back and forth between a combo pack of hunting knife and sawing tool for about $80 and the Old Timer for $20. Given the weight of the Old Timer and the thickness of the sawing tool, I figured I'd go for this one and give it a try. I was actually impressed with the strength of the handle and blades. The blades were sharp and I was very impressed with the saw tool for sure. Over the whole weekend, I was able to make bow drill tools, saw branches, and whittle other small items. So definitely this ensemble is versatile and seems strong and steady. And for $20, I thought I had it made! Trouble in paradise came when I realized the top two allen screws nearest the blade had fallen out sometime after only the first day's use. The grip on that side therefore was sort of free-hanging. I suppose one could make it a habit to tighten these screws before and after each use but I wasn't expecting to lose some after only one day's use. Also, of note, the sheath is as good as it can be in terms of accommodating the blades although it's nominally paired with the skinning blade, which is probably the least-used blade, so every time you want to use the regular blades or saw, you have to take off the skinner blade and switch it out. Not a big deal as switching blades is extremely easy but it's one extra step nonetheless. Also, the sheath has a weird belt-loop attachment which is free-hanging off the sheath and also no holes at the bottom to attach some cordage to help with securing to your leg, so the knife in sheath annoyingly hangs and partially swings at your side - it's a decent-sized ensemble so this gets annoying quickly. I was going to drill some holes in the sheath myself or else take it to a leather-worker in town and have him make a custom chest-strap sheath for me. It'd be much easier to wear this piece around your chest/side area instead of belt free-hanging. I will be taking this back due to the lost allen screws falling out after one day of use and would like to give it another try. This time I'll just tighten the screws before and after uses as a precaution. Overall, for the price, it's hard to beat the versatility. You can get the OKC and K-Bar survival knives for 3+ X the cost and yeah, it'll be a serious beefy, survival knife, but for the versatility/price combo, as a value this Old Timer is hard to beat at $20. I'll give it one more try, make a custom chest/side sheath, and check back in to re-review. October 10, 2012
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