And now, to celebrate the turn of the centuryCase introduced a new tang stamp and dating system using a combination of X's and dots to date the production of each Case knife. Identifying the materials, blades, and patterns. How to Date Imperial Knives. Smooth white synthetic. The number stamped on the tang of the main blade of every Case knife identifies the pattern. Smooth yellow synthetic.
How to Date Imperial Knives.
How to Date a Case Knife
The tang is at the end of the blade where the pin anchors it to the casing. She and her husband enjoy remodeling old houses and are currently working on a s home. How to Date Wedgwood. Knives were stamped W. Case filled an order for 81, knives for the United States Navy just before World War I and provided a custom survival knife for the astronauts on Gemini and Apollo space missions.