- Dec 19, 2016
The closest on the tang stamp chart I have would be 1976, except it has no periods after the U and the S and A so I don't know.Curious what you all think about this tang stamp (not my image)?
Questions on the pre-dot 1920's (and earlier?) to 1970's 'True Sharp' stainless steel knives, if I may:
1) Did Case originally use 440A or something else as their 'True Sharp' stainless steel?
1b) Did Case ever use 440C as a standard blade steel "back in the day"?
2) When did Case make the switch to 420HC?
Was it before or after their nemisis Schrade and company made the switch in the early 1990's?
(if you prefer I not ask, or I can't ask, please ignore this post, and ask the mods to remove it. )
The closest on the tang stamp chart I have would be 1976, except it has no periods after the U and the S and A so I don't know.
The dots are spaced different than others I've seen also.
Edit: I just checked a 1979 Case I have and it does not have periods in the USA either, so I guess they were used on some an not on others.
What are we supposed to be seeing here?
Ok, I've managed to confuse myself (happens with disturbing regularity ). We need a Case expert.Fair questions and you are of course free to ask. I do not know the answers, however.
Thanks Mike, that was exactly my question (lack of dots in the USA). I didn't want to sway opinion by asking it directly. I'm glad that you found another 1970's without the dots so I suppose it is legit.