The Schrade Old Timer name has been around for over 100 years. Over the years this brand has earned the reputation for toughness and reliability. Recently the original Schrade assets were sold off to a number of companies. Taylor Cutlery in U.S.A. purchased the rights to the name and models- they did not buy the company or stock and cannot do warranty on the old models. The new knives are made with better updated U.S. machinery and upgraded components.