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Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:55:44 am »
When Schrade closed in 2004 I thought I had lost my favorite knife company and when Taylor bought the rights and started turning out substandard knives I thought my fears were confirmed. Fast forward to Dec 2015 and I scored one for cheap of Ebay.

I got on old OT8 from the 1980's that I compared it too. 
Same size weight, fit and finish.
Mine new used one is in Ironwood.
OT8 Carbon and this new one got High Carbon SS about the same to the Old Uncle Henry Line's from Schrade had back then.  Easy to sharpen and it stayed sharp with nothing more than some stropping on some Cardboard.

So while I found my new one for 4 bucks Ebay they are running under 50 bucks for all models at TRS or Amazon for their standard EDC Classic Pocket knifes.   
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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 10:07:40 am »
Give Taylor made Old Timer and Uncle Henry knifes a shot they are worth it.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 02:58:59 pm »
Still holding a edge and working just fine !

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 10:23:06 am »
Got another a Old Timer this time the 280 OT Barlow.   This one had a few issues on the fit and finish : the brass pins were not properly set and I had to put the knife on the anvil and use my machinist hammer to get them set properly.  Then I hit them with a fine file and made them flush with the scales on the side of the knife.  Other than that it looks great except it got a extra strong finger nail busting pen blade backspring.  Blades were paper cutting sharp out of the box.

         

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 05:28:22 pm »
Got another a Old Timer this time the 280 OT Barlow.   This one had a few issues on the fit and finish : the brass pins were not properly set and I had to put the knife on the anvil and use my machinist hammer to get them set properly.  Then I hit them with a fine file and made them flush with the scales on the side of the knife.  Other than that it looks great except it got a extra strong finger nail busting pen blade backspring.  Blades were paper cutting sharp out of the box.

         

Your toolbox which includes a machinist hammer, anvil and a fine file trumps my Globemaster all in one tool ($1.89)

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 02:29:39 am »
Got another a Old Timer this time the 280 OT Barlow.   This one had a few issues on the fit and finish : the brass pins were not properly set and I had to put the knife on the anvil and use my machinist hammer to get them set properly.  Then I hit them with a fine file and made them flush with the scales on the side of the knife.  Other than that it looks great except it got a extra strong finger nail busting pen blade backspring.  Blades were paper cutting sharp out of the box.

         

Your toolbox which includes a machinist hammer, anvil and a fine file trumps my Globemaster all in one tool ($1.89)
Since it is political,I am not so sure that you are allowed to use the word TRUMP on this site any longer! :o :o Just saying! 8) 8)

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 07:21:27 am »
I had to Google machinist hammer.

I own a machine shop.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 11:13:37 am »
I picked up a 8 oz machinest hammer several years ago at a Garage sale, it works great with my Vermont American steel punches.  I love my pocket knifes for sure.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 08:46:39 am »


Some knives I have had since my preteen years.  Collection includes some German "Eye-brand", German Boker Tree Brand, Keen-Kutter & Old Timer (by Schrade Walden), Case, Buck.  Never used some of them and others show a lot of wear.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 02:46:53 pm »


Some knives I have had since my preteen years.  Collection includes some German "Eye-brand", German Boker Tree Brand, Keen-Kutter & Old Timer (by Schrade Walden), Case, Buck.  Never used some of them and others show a lot of wear.

Nice collection  and both these Taylor made ones are working fine and holding thier edge.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 11:18:22 am »
Update the Taylor made Old Timers are hanging in there and doing fine.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 02:38:32 pm »
Still happy with both of my Taylor made OT knives.   They got great walk and talk and will shave your arm clean.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 08:13:12 am »
Still doing great. I got it my pocket today.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 10:07:16 am »
These Taylor made ones are both still doing fine and are worth your time and dollar to check out.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 12:11:38 pm »
Been cutting fruit , rope cardboard ect and it still working fine.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2016, 10:51:40 am »
Gave away the Taylor Made Barlow last night as a Door Price at a Meeting.  I can always get another one.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2016, 03:10:16 pm »
The Taylor OT 8 got a touch up on the stones this week.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2016, 06:08:10 pm »
I a 72OT  By Taylor and it and the 8OT are doing fine they are back in the box waiting to go back into rotation.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2016, 09:25:35 pm »
Found a Imperial for 3 bucks made by Taylor and it in my pocket now.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2016, 10:31:25 pm »
Taylor doing a great job.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2016, 07:14:07 pm »
The Taylor 8OT Doing fine.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2016, 07:55:58 pm »
Congratulations

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2016, 12:41:20 pm »
Now into August the blades have no play , don't take much to keep sharp, bolsters and scales are showing some scratches from my pocket change and such.  Bottom Line this one just takes a tad more blade tlc to keep it sharp than my USA 8OT's .

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2016, 03:34:21 pm »
It keeps cutting and working.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2016, 11:04:44 am »
I still rotating it out with the rest so I carry it for a week every 4-6 weeks and then touch it up as needed wipe it down and back in the tackle box I use for knife storage.

I got this one.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Flambeau-Outdoors-Hip-Roof-Tackle-Box/3342519

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2016, 02:39:32 pm »
It will be back in my pocket next week I got a double handful of Stockmans.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2016, 01:01:48 pm »
I carried and used it all last week and it still shaves leg hair with no issue.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2016, 07:20:52 pm »
I carried and used it all last week and it still shaves leg hair with no issue.

Lions....Why are you shaving your legs?

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2016, 08:37:32 am »
Lions....Why are you shaving your legs?

I test the edge down around my ankles to check sharpness. With socks no one sees it and the wife got upset with me have one per near shaved forearm and one all bushy.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2016, 12:43:31 pm »
 
Lions....Why are you shaving your legs?

Because he can't reach his back.   8)

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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2016, 09:48:37 am »

Because he can't reach his back.   8)

LOL

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2016, 01:48:43 pm »
It still doing what is suppost to...... cut.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2016, 01:52:09 pm »
It still doing what is suppost to...... cut.

cutting what?

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2016, 10:29:54 pm »
cutting what?

He shaves his legs with it

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2016, 09:51:25 am »
cutting what?

Fruit , opening mail , sharpening pencils, cutting string and opening packages.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2016, 02:38:35 pm »
It got used Sunday and did fine opening a new package of SS materials.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2016, 10:48:17 am »
I will try and get some pictures for you all.

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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2016, 07:16:08 pm »
July

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2016, 07:20:56 pm »
It still plugging along.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2016, 12:21:46 pm »
I'm a fan of the late Guy Clark. He wrote a song titled THE RANDALL KNIFE about the relationship between a father and son.  I'm not a knife guy. Is a Randall knife the top of the line among knife makers?

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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2016, 02:23:01 pm »
I'm a fan of the late Guy Clark. He wrote a song titled THE RANDALL KNIFE about the relationship between a father and son.  I'm not a knife guy. Is a Randall knife the top of the line among knife makers?

Randall was one of best knife makers ever.

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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2016, 06:50:57 pm »

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2017, 09:18:06 pm »
After nearly a year.




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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2017, 01:35:57 pm »
You can trust Taylor made Old Timers as much as you can Buck or Case. !

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2017, 03:07:28 pm »
Still doing good work.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2017, 02:41:06 pm »
Carrying it this week and I touched up the sheepsfoot after cutting up some boxes.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2017, 01:59:44 pm »
April update it cuts what I need and showing some wear from all the junk in my pockets.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2017, 11:46:48 am »
I pulled her back out for the weekend and all this week,  I touched her up on the leather and she hair popping sharp.

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Re: Knife Review. Taylor Made Old Timer 8OTW STOCKMAN
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2017, 08:27:57 pm »
I been using it off and on with much success. It gets stropped after each use so it going strong.

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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2017, 07:10:05 pm »
Got it out and carried it all week. I love this knife.

 

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