Buck knife dating code
Sometimes the price, 25c or 50c, was under the line.
Other marks from this time frame were CASE XX, CASE’S BRADFORD PA. It was about 1920 that Case started using CASE in a rainbow curve and the script logo with the C underlining the word. She and her husband enjoy remodeling old houses and are currently working on a 1970s home.
The two-digit code is the year in the current century the product was made.
A knife code of 17/RC was made in 2017, whereas a code of 07/RC was made in 2007.
Five-digit codes debuted with models manufactured in October 1964.
The original codes featured the digit of the year as the third and fifth letter of the code.
Case & Sons of Bradford, Pennsylvania began making Case knives about 1905. The company continued through 1940, but used other marks at the same time, including the short-tailed C with an arrow point at the top.
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Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H. The company's innovative history and attention to quality have made for many great collectible knives.2002's mark was changed to an anvil to commemorate Buck's 100 year anniversary, and the 2005 mark was changed to an outline of the state of Idaho to commemorate our move north.
From 1965 to 1967, the quarter was indicated by the second digit.
The number sequence in the five-digit code changed many times over the years, even transposing the numbers of the year within the number, making a visit to the manufacturer's website the best way to determine the date.
For example, entering 105 on Puma's "How Old is My Knife?