Puma knives dating guide
Sometimes the price, 25c or 50c, was under the line. Other marks from this time frame were CASE XX, CASE’S BRADFORD PA. It was about 1920 that Case started using CASE in a rainbow curve and the script logo with the C underlining the word. She and her husband enjoy remodeling old houses and are currently working on a 1970s home. The next mark was CASE XX TESTED stamped inside a circle or oval used from 1914 to 1920. Knives from 1916 through the 1920s sometimes have CASE'S STAINLESS with the STAINLESS in a smiling curve shape. She has operated a small business for more than 20 years. Since 2000, the long-tailed C has returned with alternating “x” and dots above and below the CASE name, without the U. Richard holds a bachelor's degree in English and business administration.For example, the control numbers for knives manufactured in October 1964 began with 4, indicating the quarter of the year, with 6 as the third digit and 4 as the last – such as 40604.From 1965 to 1967, the quarter was indicated by the second digit.
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The number sequence in the five-digit code changed many times over the years, even transposing the numbers of the year within the number, making a visit to the manufacturer's website the best way to determine the date.
Both Puma's USA and German sites have pages where you can enter your knife's control number to find out the year and time of year it was made.
Knives made prior to 1979 will show in which quarter of the year the knife was manufactured.
Those made after that year show only if they were made in the first or second half of the year.