Case knives dating
The dates for these Ulster knives vary, but the 50OT and 58OT Ulster Old Timer were made as early as 1961.
You can still find some of these old knives and tins on e Bay.
The next change to the Old Timers line was in 1964 with the addition of the Schrade 15OT and 34OT.
We reached back into the files to find a pattern with the greatest utility.In 1962 Schrade added the 108OT and ULSTER added both the 10OT and the 12OT.Both the 50OT and 12OT were only available for 1 or 2 years.This was likely just a coincidence, but either way, Schrade-Walden took the Old Timer name and made it their own.The Old Timer line as we know it today was first produced by Schrade-Walden in 1959 with the 2OT, a Barlow knife with the name Old Timer stamped on the button bolster. The original Old Timer 2OT as seen in a post on Blade Forums Although we commonly associate the line with Schrade, Old Timers were also put out by another arm of the Imperial Schrade Corp: the Ulster Knife Company.
We're skipping over a ton of Schrade history, but since this article focuses on Old Timers, we're jumping directly to 1958.