Diving Knives

Purchasing Instructions

To purchase items, please call (610) 847-6824 or email us at schraderdive@gmail.com. Please give the item number and/or item name and desired quantity, along with your contact information. Diving helmets require a 25% deposit, and signature on release, before we begin building your helmet for you. Prices listed do not include shipping and handling. We accept payment by check, money order, or PayPal. There is a 6% sales tax for in state purchases.

Craftsweld MK V Diving Knife

Even though Craftsweld did not produce H-680 MK V helmet, they continued to produce many other USN diver accoutrements.  This knife is one of them.  It follows the 1939 drawings.  Brass fittings, maple handle, leather belt strap, and heavy brass screw in sheath accompany the razor sharp 6 3/8” blade with saw back.  Stamped “Craftsweld Equip. Corp.” on the sheath, it comes with a presentation box.

Price: $423

Early Schrader Diving Knife

Earliest style of diving knife produced by A. Schrader’s Son, in 1898.  It was redesigned in 1912, making some small adjustment to certain dimensions as well as sheath construction.  This knife comes double edged with a Caribbean Rosewood handle and presentation box.  Included is a knife belt and air hose ring.  In the age of diving with chest weights, a diver would need a belt with which to attach his knife.  Schrader took this opportunity to add the hose ring to the belt, acting as a lash to hold the air hose to the belt.  From the belt, the hose would run to the helmet.  This may have helped to prevent the helmet from being accidentally unscrewed, if the air hose was fouled or pulled.  Remember, the safety latch on Schrader diving helmets did not appear until the first decade of the 20th Century.

Price: $515

H-585 Schrader USN Diving Knife

The classic USN diver’s knife.  It follows the 1939 drawings.  Brass fittings, maple handle, leather belt strap, and heavy brass screw in sheath accompany the razor sharp 6 3/8” blade with saw back.  Stamped “A. Schrader’s Son, Inc.” on the sheath, it comes with a presentation box.

Price: $438

Schrader Flat Sheath Diving Knife

Before the advent of the classic USN diver’s knife, Navy and civilian divers would use this knife.  A picture in the 1924 USN dive manual shows a diver equipped with this style of knife.  Following the drawings from 1917, this razor sharp knife has brass fittings, hardwood handle, leather belt strap, and heavy flat brass sheath with brass retaining spring. The 6.5” single edged blade is stamped “A. Schrader’s Son, Inc.” and comes with a presentation box.

Price: $464

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