Question on my stockman

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Question on my stockman

Postby TW200 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:48 pm

I'm pretty sure I got this medium stockman about 1993 but noticed on the Case website they show the early 90's should have lightening shaped S instead of a normal S. What do y'all think?
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Re: Question on my stockman

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:00 pm

1990. 19 is on one side of “USA”, 90 is on the other side. From the “Research” section here on AAPK https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/co ... ification/. Scroll down to the section in 1990-1993.

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Re: Question on my stockman

Postby TW200 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:13 pm

Oh, thanks but what do you think about the S's not being in lightening bolt shape?

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Re: Question on my stockman

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:29 pm

TW200 wrote:Oh, thanks but what do you think about the S's not being in lightening bolt shape?

More Case trivia. :lol: It means your knife has carbon steel rather than stainless steel blades. During a time when nearly all their pocket knives had stainless steel blades, Case used the non-lightning S to denote carbon steel. If it had the standard lightning S stamp it had stainless blades, which at that time was their standard blade steel. Later they started stamping “CV” (for chrome vanadium) on their carbon steel knives. Sorry I don’t recall the exact date when this change occurred - someone here probably knows.

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Re: Question on my stockman

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm

I think Ken is spot on. I've been under the impression that the different "S" is supposed to be in the word CASE as shown in this comparison pic. Your knife has the correct "S" in the word CASE because it's carbon steel. However, I read your post to imply that you are referring to the "S" in USA.

Here's the pic I'm talking about. The stainless Trapper has the lightning S in the word CASE and the carbon steel Pocket Hunter has the regular S. Both are from the same decade.

I think your knife, as well as Ken's comments, clarifies that Case uses this identifier for the S in USA as well.
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Re: Question on my stockman

Postby TW200 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:19 pm

Ok that answers my question very well. Thanks y'all!


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