It takes knowledge and practice to adequately align the mechanical components, set the spatial relationship, and arrange the design motif to fit this type of engraving onto a knife blade. This number tells you exactly what kind of knife you have. The fine lines etched in the blades are certain indicators of the high detail. The dot system was used again from mid-1993 through 1999. Additionally, if there is anything that you would like to see on the following pages - in a weaponry identification sense - please feel free to request such and I will try to add additional information as soon as possible. Not to mention Chinese ones are deficit in quality, especially the leaf springs. This can be a heated topic, but thankfully, one I don't have to address.
This knife has a very unusual etching as you can see. You never know if your knife is so rare and valuable that not many people know about it. This resulted in markings that appear rough and simple. The most important thing is honestly representing what and who has created the piece. Certain symbols or scratches in the handle or steel of the blade are usually calling cards of certain knifemakers or brands. I continue to update them in very high resolution photographs.
W ho have given me much assistance. Stephens Fighting Knives Frank Trzaska The O. This is typical of the small boutique shop that uses a maker's name on their knives. Without knowing who manufactured a pocket knife, it will be impossible to place an accurate value on it. One, the depth and area of the grind offers enough space to place the mark.
Leaf springs in Italians can last a lifetime, Chinese ones last a few months, if that. We do not return images in any format and they become the property of Arms to Armor - The History Store without compensation to you for any use - past, present, or future. The most important thing to remember on this page is: A knife maker's mark is the individual logo, emblem, signature, design, or text that he puts on the blade to signify its origin. From 2011 through 2015, one dot is removed for each year. Write your name and email address in the message box.
Stiletto - Knife World February 1998. I provide my expert interpretation only. Extremely stylized and geometric depictions of animals were often featured, with a meaning we can only guess at today. William Windrum The earliest commando knivesAllan W. If you choose to snail-mail images, please make sure you have copies or your originals retained for yourself.
After 1814, English law repealed the limitation on stamping which permited only registered guilds to stamp. For clarification, note that ten dots appear on 1970 knives, nine dots appear in 1971 knives, eight on 1972 knives, and so on. These grips were used by all other manufacturers of the Pattern 3 Commando knives. You can sort by any title. I will reply in detail promptly by email.
Other collectors will gladly answer questions and help you learn to identify valuable knives. If I need to see more pictures, I will send you instructions. I hand cut my own stencils, and built my power supply myself. Many old experts have always told me do not read the Tang Mark but read the knife. It was a bit rough, made from hand-cut materials for a mask, and done with the electric etching technique, it is clearly original, and easily identifiable. Factories often standardize the text component of their mark, and individual knife makers tend to do the same.
From 2006 through 2009, an X is removed each year. The feedback for my new mark has been great. It can be a scary process, because once the cutter starts carving into the surface of the steel or other material, there is no stopping, no turning back, and no buffing it out and it all happens very fast. Is it real or fake? Apart from Wilkinson Sword Company it is in most cases very difficult or impossible to state the manufacturer. Some makers deviate from the fairly standardized practices in placing their mark in unusual places on the knife or blade.
Not sure of the exact industrial knife you need? If stamped after heat treat, the blade temper and hardness at the stamp area will definitely be affected in an adverse way. Proceeds and commissions from these sales - in part - go towards the purchase of additional reference materials and acquisition expenses. Older methods are still being used, and some interesting modern methods are available to the individual maker. The mark looks crude, simple, and rough, and though it may fit primitive-looking knives, modern knives are not well-served with this archaic-looking tang stamp. Frank Trzaska The Raider Stiletto - Knife World July 1997 Kelly Yeaton The First Commando Knives. Like a brand name, a maker's mark identifies and individualizes a knife.