1970 Schrade Walden Buffalo Bill Knife BB-166
In 1968 Schrade Walden, under the direction of Uncle Henry Baer, designed, produced and sold a Buffalo Bill Commemorative Large Bowie #166. This was done in cooperation with the W. F. Cody Museum. as a cooperative venture and fund raiser for the W.F. Cody Museum, the museum helping with the artwork and marketing, receiving a portion of the proceeds from both Schrade Walden and the selected jobbers who handled the first sales. The knife appeared for open retail sale first in the 1970 Schrade Walden catalog, and for a second and final time in the 1971 catalog. The matching antique finish gaucho style sheaths for the knives were produced by El Cid of Santa Monica, California. The sturdy leather sheath is a foldover design with brass rivets and treated with an antique finish.
This Limited-Edition knife has a Carbon Steel Blade - Etched with the Signature of William F Cody "Buffalo Bill" - Solid Brass Guard - Solid Walnut Handle - Buffalo Bill Emblem embedded in the Handle - 12 inches overall - 7-inch Blade. Serial # 02772. A great showpiece, as well as an excellent blade.
This knife and packaging are in excellent condition, the sheath is missing a snap and may show minor handling. Low serial Number 02772
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