Dating case knife logo

20 May

The number stamped on the tang of the main blade of every Case knife identifies the pattern. 6 is the handle material 3 is the number of blades 47 is the factory pattern So, this would be a #47 pattern knife with a jigged bone handle and three blades.

The first number is the handle material, the second number is the number of blades, and the third number is the factory pattern number.

You may need to clean this area to see marks but if the knife is a Case, that's where you'll find the mark.

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.

These stamps are located on the tang of the master blade, and can be used to help identify when the knife was manufactured.

Case & Sons, there have been many different stamps used on its knives.