Knife Identification


A Basic Introduction to Boker Tang Stamps – © Mark D. Zalesky and Knife World (Knife World)

The Shield Tells a Story – More on Estimating the Age of Boker Knives (

Dating Info with Tang Stamps and Trees (


Buck Knife Dating System (

Buck Knife Date Codes (

Buck Knives Inc. Year Symbol Chart (

Types of Buck Knives (


Camillus Tang Stamps and Dates (

Camillus Tang Stamps circa 1915-1946 -A WORK IN PROGRESS (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

The Tang Stamps of Adolph Kastor, Camillus and Their Cutlery Relatives (Knifeworld)

Canal Street Cutlery

Street Cutlery (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Carl Schlieper (German Eye Brand)

Carl Schlieper German Eye Works (


Case College Tang Stamps (

Case Tang Stamps (

Identifying the Age of a Case Knife (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

The Case XX – Secret Code (Shepherd Hills Collectors Club)

Case XX Folding Knife Tang Stamp Dating Video (YouTube)

The History of W.R. Case & Sons and Related Companies (

Case Factory Knives (

Case Factory Pattern Number Reference Guide (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Case Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Old Case XX “Family” Tang Stamps (Trent Rock’s flickr page)


Cattaraugus Knife Numbering System (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Cattaraugus Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Great Eastern Cutlery

Great Eastern Cutlery (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)


Imperial Tang Stamp Chart (

Old Imperial Tang Stamps (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)


Kershaw Markings on 1050 (


Puma Knives (

Puma Knives Dating (Puma Knife Man)


Queen Cutlery Tang Stamps (

Queen City Tang Stamp (Terry Truett’s Photobucket)

Google Book Review of American Premium Guide to Knives and Razors: Identification and Value Guide (Google Books)

The History of Queen (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)


Remington Tang Stamps (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Remington Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Remington Scout Knives (

Remington Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)


History of the Robeson Cutlery Co. (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

History of the Robeson Cutlery Company (

Roberson Cutlery Straight Razor (

Robeson Tang Stamps (CANoyes Photobucket)


Schrade Tang Stamps (

Schrade Cut. Co. Walden, New York Tang Stamps (

Schrade Knife Early Tang Marks (

Schrade Tang Stamps (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Schrade Knife Identification (

Schrade Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)


Knife Blade (

Victorinox Swiss Army Tang Stamps and Dating Info (


Western Tang Stamps (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives)

Western Boulder (

Western Knives (


Antique Wilkinson Knives (

50 Responses to Knife Identification

  1. frankie jones says:

    I am trying to identify a pocket knife with a clip and razor blade with a deer antler shield on it. It had no name or numbers on the knife. Has bone or stag handles. Is not a silver stag, elk ridge knife and pretty sure it is not a buck creek.

    • Jim Arthur says:

      I have a knifethat looks like a Swiss army but it has a k with three crosses on it. Can’t find it anywhere. Looks to be world war 2.

  2. dwain says:

    I have an old 4-blade folding pocket knife with an inlay picture of a cow, bull, buffalo – something – on the handle that I am trying to identify. It’s made in Germany – – that’s all I can pick out.

  3. david jay says:

    Great layout u did ….I have a ? ..I was given a few fixed blade knives and they have a texas symbol and the letters HAAS stamped on the blade. I don’t know who that is .I really would like to know who made them .I was told it was a guyn Oklahoma that passed away a few years back. I would really appreciate the help….

    • David. I don’t recognize HAAS. You might try and post it on the Texas Knifemakers Guild Facebook page and see if anyone reconizes the stamp on there. Many makers and collectors follow that page. Good luck. Vance

  4. Victoria Snell says:

    Hello, my name is Victoria and I have some pocket knives of my late grandfather and I’m unable to identify the knives. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    • Victoria Snell says:

      Sorry. Didn’t want to have my own website. Simply looking for information regarding my late grandfather’s knives. Thank you Victoria

  5. jacob says:

    My old quill knife BOKER has a tang stamp from the 1037-40 era …cast steel…remsheid etc.. but also has the name DANIEL BUTZ ??? any idea who he was ??

  6. Thomas Schneider says:

    Need information regarding this knife my brother and I found when we were children. We found it in a tree that had grown up around knife. We cut it out and I have been holding on to it ever since. Any information would be helpful.

  7. Bruce Steele says:

    Has a spyderco emblem on fitted kydex sheath a skull on handle and like a railroad crossing stamp on blade.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hello, my fiance bought these pocket knives at a garage sale and i was curious as to how old they are and just when they were made. Front of the box says, “Sportsman’s Pocket Knife” in yellow writing and bottom right corner in white writing says,” Wildlife Series”. This is all on the left hand side of the front of box and on the right is picture of ducks in a lake in black and white. ???? Also, it does have a sticker on the side and for example this one in particular says, “Eagle Folding Knife and below, 230-3808”, but nothing else. No manufacturer only a distributor. The knife itself says vanadium stainless steel and both handle and blade are this. Im assuming because there both silver. Hahaha, im a lady, not a knife expert. Handle is what has the “wildlife” picture and it comes in a pretty nice wooden box. if i could post a picture i would i may be able to email one tho! Please help. Thank you for reading and have a great day! Samantha M.

  9. David burton says:

    Shieth knife marked with a coiled snake over and inside a D serial no31195

  10. Jae Cunningham says:

    I have a fixed blade knife. The blade is Damascus . the handle has an eagle print on it . the handle end comes off and there is two pieces of steel in it. It has a wooden box case plain on the outside but has An eagle fling on the inside lid. Can’t find one like it anywhere.. Can you help me identify it please. Also the blade is thick with aq smooth quard by the side of knife. Thank you.

  11. James Vishnick says:

    Trying to identify a knife that I recently purchased,it is 3 1/4 closed with stag handles,brass bolsters and a single spear blade any information would be appreciated.

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  13. CW says:

    I have an old pocket knife that looks like a buck but it says daily stainless on the blade I was wondering what it is

  14. eric says:

    I have a spring loaded knife, switch blade action in trying to I d the knife it says 440 stainless , its blade is half serrated back end the its half double edged a single push button releases it no assist, also has a rectangle cut out at the top of blade at hinge point can anyone help?

  15. cole says:

    I recently inherited an old knife from my grandfather it has no identifying marks and no sheath but i really want to figure out what this thing is it has a steel blade and a steel wood and brass handle.

  16. Gage Backer says:

    I’m having a lot of trouble identifying a knife I can’t make out the symbol

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  18. Danna Maggard says:

    Hello, I have an old “bowie” knife that has a mark of a crown over and anchor with an E in the middle of the anchor. The mark is on the wooden handle NOT THE BLADE. Any idea what it means for it to be on the handle? It is a swedish knife the blade is labeled in very tiny letters what looks like bahco eskilstuna. I was able to find eskilstuna but nothing else

  19. Landon says:

    I have what I think is a bayonet but I’m not a knife expert of any degree. It has the intials U.C.U.S stamped in the base of the blade and what looks to be an H stamped into the tang any ideas on what this might be or what era it is from. Thank You

  20. chris brown says:

    i need help identiting a knife, it looks like a old case knife but i cant find any markingd or anything, it has 2 blades, a regulae one and one serated with a hook on it

  21. Grant Prescott says:

    Have what appears new straight razor stainless steel blad e wood handles not rosewood silver ends on handles with paisley etching on ends an small part of blade has other design on main part of blade

  22. Ed slone says:

    My pocket knife has a knife a hammer swinging down towards the knife like it is going to hit it. That’s on the brand plate on the handle that’s the only markings on the entire knife was wondering if anyone can help identify this knife for me any information would be greatly appreciated thank you very much.

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  24. Gage Backer says:

    I’m trying to identify a knife, I know it’s a Gerber but after going through their website (no success) and searching by image (no success) I’m at quite a loss as to what it is

  25. Herman says:

    I dug up a knife blade. Its all rusted and no I’d marks on it. Looks like a old hunters knife. Where can I post pictures so that someone can help me I’d it if possible.

    Kind regards

  26. Keith says:

    I have a not-too-old Solingen dagger that I need help identifying. It is double-edged with a curved blade and stag handle. I can read the word “rostfrei” (rust-free) on one side of the blade and the word “SOLINGEN” on the other. Above the word “SOLINGEN” is a word (in cursive script) that either says “Rlinker” or “Blinker”. I am sure about the first three letters (R-l-i) and the last three (k-e-r); but the middle one may be “n” or “u”. Can anyone help me? I can send you photos if needed.

  27. Violet Pinon says:

    I have looks like cut bone 2 blade pocket knife. On handle has metal circle piece with a bear. Then a bear picture on one blade on other blade it says stainless over pakistan. Can someone help please cant find nothing. Thank you.

  28. Robert johnson says:

    I trying to identify a knife logo it is a m and on the end of the m it has a devils tail and thats it nothing else it is a dubble edge knife

  29. James bumgardner says:

    I cant figure out wat kind of butterfly knife i got. Its got a saw looking teeth on the top of blade toward the tip an 6 holes behind that. And brass an wood handels with 3 red rubbies in the latch.please help

  30. Himey says:

    I cant figure out wat kind of butterfly knife i got. Its got a saw looking teeth on the top of blade toward the tip an 6 holes behind that. And brass an wood handels with 3 red rubbies in the latch.please help

  31. Johnathon says:

    I am trying to identify a knife I purchased its a push button knife it has a mark on the blade that is a bird and says stainless steel it also has a folding flashlight on it but no writing on it any information would be helpful

  32. Baxter L Jackson says:

    I have a switchblade with stainless steel handles and only marked usa on the tang. It has 17 on the handle and that’s the only markings. Please.someone tell me what I have.

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  34. Jeremy Allen says:

    I have come accross a knife with a bird stamped on the tang possible a partridge was wondering Maker

  35. Chuff says:

    I have a 4 in fixed blade hunting knife, steel blade (no markings), bronze and bone handle with what looks like ‘EW 3328’carved on it… it’s a really heavy/solid knife for its size, suggesting it may be higher quality. I’m guessing EW are initials and 3328 is the number produced?? Any help trying to figure this out would be greatly appreciated!

  36. Van Edmundson says:

    I’m trying to identify a small assisted opening five or 6 inch life has wood grain handles or Chata finger hole all the way through it mid way it has What appears to be mongoose, ferrit maybe a fox engraved above the stainless.
    What is pearly white easy to use. It also has a Lock on the top that moves forward and back that is splined for grIp. Some sawtooth on too of blade at front and of frame. I don’t think it’s expensive I don’t think it’s American but is there any well-made and I like it I have a large collection I mostly Carry Benchmade,Kershaw and Columbia river. I’ve searched everywhere can’t find the maker thank you for your help

  37. cal watson says:

    im trying to identify a fixed blade knife the timestamp is a coal miner in front of his mule

  38. RANA says:

    Hello we are professional scuba divers and we found a handle of a knife on a sinked ship and we are trying to find details about it if possible

  39. Ben says:

    Hi there, I’m trying to find information on the “Cumberland Cutlery Co.” My dad passed a 2-bladed pocket knife down tome and I can’t find much information about it. Antler sides, carbon steel.

  40. dean yearwood says:

    im trying to identify a knife i bought at a swap meet some years ago

  41. Carl L Kelly says:

    I have a dagger my wife’s father got in Turkey while in the military. It’s curved blade with three stars stamped into the blade near the handle. No other markings

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