The Case Dating System is a method for identifying the year a knife was manufactured. The dating symbols are found on the tang stamps at the base of the blade. In 1970, Case added ten dots beneath the “U.S.A” on all knife tangs. Each year a dot was removed. In 1980, the same dating system was used.
What do Case knife dots mean?
You can find the Case knife pattern number stamped on the tang of your knifes blade. This number tells you exactly what kind of knife you have. The first number indicates the type of material used to make the handle. The second digit gives the number of blades.
What does 1/2 mean on a case knife?
More about Blade Abbreviations A 1/2 is very common. It signifies that the knife has a clip master blade. More about Cases blade abbreviations. Note that the blade abbreviations may be located behind, below, or on a different blade as the pattern number.
Are Case Knives worth it?
They are not perfect, but they are about as good as they have ever been for Case. Today Case Cutlery is making a very nice knife at one of the best values in the country. Issues that are common with Case knives: They dont spend time trying to get water-tight backsprings, thus dont let small gaps surprise you.