Buck knife tang stamp dating

TRU-SHARP STAINLESS STEEL WHARNCLIFF, COPING, AND PEN BLADES. .00 CA-92126 DARK ANTIQUE JIGGED BONE HANDLE 1ST RUN 3 BLADE CIGAR WHITTLER, 6391WH SS.

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Thankfully, we have trusted sellers in the AAPK member stores where you can buy with confidence. You will find that most books date this stamp as being used from 1920 to 1940.

I have found that many serious knife collectors disagree with this date range and say that it was actually used from 1919 to 1945.

Today, each steel type has a unique abbreviation that can be found after the pattern stamp on the knife tang.

If the knife has stainless steel blades, the letters "SS" will follow the pattern number.

Keep in mind that a knife’s tang stamp alone cannot be relied upon for a 100% positive identification of age.

There are counterfeits out there, so knowing other details about knives of various eras is also important.

.00 CA-96164 ANTIQUE SMOOTH BONE HANDLE 2 BLADE BABY DOC, 6282SP SS.

TRU-SHARP STAINLESS STEEL SPEAR AND SPATULA BLADES. .00 SSK-3968 CHESTNUT JIGGED BONE HANDLE SINGLE BLADE DOCTOR'S KNIFE, 6185 SS.

CA-75648 BLUE JJIGGED BONE HANDLE 2 BLADE TRAPPER, 6254 SS.

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