Buck knife dating
For example, a knife with the outline of Idaho next to the model number would have been manufactured in 2005.
Check the knife handle for clues to the age of knives not bearing a symbol next to the model number.
Case filled an order for 81,000 knives for the United States Navy just before World War I and provided a custom survival knife for the astronauts on Gemini and Apollo space missions. This same C appears with an extended line under the ASE of Case and X or TESTED XX below the line.
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.
Observing the Buck name inscribed on the blade over USA means the knife was made between 19.
Folding knives were first produced by the company in 1963.
After learning the art of knife-making as a blacksmith's apprentice, Hoyt Buck made knives to donate to the military during World War II. Obtain a Buck Knife dating system chart available at the Knife Collector website. Additional date information for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and the 112 Ranger: 1974 to 1980: one dot on either side of the model # (example: .110.) 1980: two dots on the right side of the model # (example: .110..) 1981 to 1986: two dots on either side of the model # (example: ..110..) * This page is by no means the "definative" Buck Knife Dating system, just a place to start dating your knife, and should not be used as such, nor do we claim to be an expert in dating Buck Knives. To find out the year of manufacture of your Buck knife, compare the symbol on your blade to the chart below. Buck & Son in 1947 in partnership with his son Al, the Buck Knife Co. Distinct markings on the blade can help owners easily discern the age of their Buck knife.
If your Buck Knife is manufactured after 1986, match the symbol next to the model number inscribed at the base of the knife blade to the corresponding symbol on the dating system chart.
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