Dating case knife logo
From 2001 through 2005, Case will remove one dot for each year.
From 2006 through 2009, Case will remove one "X" each year.
The company originated in Little Valley, New York, around the turn of the 20th century, before relocating to its current home, Bradford, Pennsylvania, in 1905.
Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of traditional pocket knives, fixed blades/sporting knives, limited edition commemoratives and collectibles.
By popular demand, however, the dot dating system was used on all Case knives from mid-1993 through 1999.
First, a "Lightening S" appeared in both "CASE" and "USA." Secondly, the dots were placed above the "USA" From 1990 to mid-1993, the dot system was replaced with a stamping of the actual date.
By learning the simple Case dating system, you can easily determine the year a Case knife was manufactured.
In 1970, Case added dots beneath the "USA" on the tangs of all knives. So, nine dots appeared in 1971, eight in 1972, and so on.
Today's Case Collectors Club is made up of 18,000 members.
The list of Case knife patterns has remained fairly consistent throughout its history, although a number of new Case designs have been patented in recent years.
Some of these include: The Slim Lock, Tiny Trapper, Baby Doc, Copper Lock, Russ Lock, Baby Butterbean, Cheetah, Cheetah Cub, Hobo, Sod Buster, Mako, Mini-Blackhorn and XX-Changer.