Buck knife dating code
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.
Likewise, 205 date stamps indicate that the knife was made in the second half of that year.
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.
The next mark was CASE XX TESTED stamped inside a circle or oval used from 1914 to 1920. Knives from 1916 through the 1920s sometimes have CASE'S STAINLESS with the STAINLESS in a smiling curve shape. She has operated a small business for more than 20 years.
Since 2000, the long-tailed C has returned with alternating “x” and dots above and below the CASE name, without the U. Richard holds a bachelor's degree in English and business administration.
Both Puma's USA and German sites have pages where you can enter your knife's control number to find out the year and time of year it was made.
Knives made prior to 1979 will show in which quarter of the year the knife was manufactured.