Case knives dating system
This number (for example, 5318) tells you much about the knife.
This will be on the largest blade of a multiblade knife.From 2006 through 2009, we will remove one X each year. Case makes it easy, with a system of stamps, to identify a knife as an original Case and to identify it by its pattern, year of manufacture and composition of steel. (There may be one stamp on either side.) The stamps will be on the largest blade of a multiblade folding knife.And now, to celebrate the turn of the century, we are introducing a new tang stamp and dating system using a combination of Xs and dots to date the production of each Case knife.From 2001 through 2005, we will remove one dot for each year.