Thursday, September 20, 2012

Buck Knife Date Codes

Own a Buck knife?  Use this chart to determine the year you knife was made...

Buck Knife Date Codes

The 1973 to 1985 production knives bear a model number as well as the BUCK and the U.S.A.
In 1986, a year mark was added on the tang.
Following is a chart with the date symbols for their year.
No date symbol means the knife was made before 1986.

There is some additional coding for knives made between 1974 - 1986:

  1974 - 1980:  one dot on either side of the model #  (example: .110.) 

  1980:  two dots on the right side of the model #  (example: .110..)

 1981 - 1986:  two dots on either side of the model #  (example: ..110..)
2005 - If it looks like Idaho, then it was made in Idaho.
2005 - If it doesn't look like Idaho, it was made overseas.

The latest tang symbols are arrows:   

An arrow pointing down toward USA indicates 2007.
An arrow pointing up and away from  the USA means 2008.

Hope you find this helpful.


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