This company has also filled the pockets of American boys and men for over a century. The use of the arrow-pointed C from 1932 to 1940 included a long underline and nothing below, or a curl at the end and TESTED XX below. The stylish logos were discontinued and the pocket knives from the 1940s had straight CASE XX marks (1940 to 1964) and CASE XX METAL STAMPINGS LTD (1948 to 1952).
Case knives are collectibles; a collector's club was formed in 1981. There were two marks during this period that were capital letters, CASE TESTED XX and CASE'S TESTED XX. CASE XX STAINLESS appeared in 1950 to 1964, and was the last mark without U.
You can learn to date Case knives by marks once you know where to look. The tang is at the end of the blade where the pin anchors it to the casing.
See detail for Handle Engraving by clicking on the magnifying glass on the detail page.
We can also engrave up to 4 characters on the badge shield like a year or years of service or initials.
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How To Determine The Year Of A Case Knife By learning the simple Case Dating System, you can easily determine the year a Case knife was manufactured.
From 2001 through 2005, Case will remove one dot for each year.