The Schrade (Old Timer) name has been around for over 100 years. This brand has earned a reputation for toughness and reliability. Old Timer knives use 440C High carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of 59 – 60. Taylor Cutlery has gone to great extremes to maintain and improve on the quality of their knives. They have their own production control and the finished product is better than ever.