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Tang Stamps Charts

Post by Shearer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:34 pm

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have a topic called Tang Stamps where members could post the lists of tang stamps. A member can than match a knife for age and make .

Is this a good idea .What do you think ?
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Joe Dirt » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:51 pm

Try it Shearer, and let's see where it goes! ::tu::

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Is this what you're talking about Grant?

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by peanut740 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Get a Goins Guide.There are 10`s of thousands different tang stamps.
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Shearer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:02 pm

Yes jerry .What made me think of this topic I purchased some old knives the other day and spend hours trying to find information.I though if we have the information in a one s topic it would be handy.
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by olderdogs1 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:02 pm

Great idea!
For those that might be unaware, John Goin's Ecyclopedia of Cutlery Markings is a great resource for this information. His last book contains 310 pages of knife company dates and tang stamps. It would be great to have that information available here online also. ::tu::

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Joe Dirt » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Nice info., Jerry! I'll book mark this page. ::tu::

What about this one with pictures, Shearer?

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... 35&t=21716

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by TripleF » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:10 pm

BINGO Jerry! ::groove::
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Shearer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:25 pm

Joe Dirt wrote:Nice info., Jerry! I'll book mark this page. ::tu::

What about this one with pictures, Shearer?

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... 35&t=21716

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by bonehead » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:00 pm

Jerry,

Quick Resource ::tu:: Nice... Bonehead
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:40 pm

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FWIW; Goins Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings, 1998 edition, lists the following tang stamps in several variations:

S. & R. CO. 1902 - 1905

SEARS ROEBUCK & CO. 1902 - 1905

SEARS ROEBUCK & CO. (curved marking) 1902 - 1905. "Naponoch Knife Co. Napanoch, N.Y." marked on the back of all tangs.

WILBERT CUTLERY CO. circa 1908 - 1921

STA-SHARP circa 1927 - 1941

CRAFTSMAN copyrighted 1928

Even though he stated 1928 as a start date for Craftsman, Goins dates the CRAFTSMAN tang stamps as 1941 to present (1998, time of publication).

He also stated that some knives were marked Schrade-Walden N.Y. USA on the tangs, but "CRAFTSMAN" on the knife's shield.

So, you can just collect Craftsman knives that would date from 1941 to now. Or, you could expand your collection all the way back to 1902.



That's about all I have folks. Ta Done.
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Old Hunter » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:57 pm

These are great to have gathered together, is one available for Ulster tang stamps? OH
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by Shearer » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 pm

Here is some SAK
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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by orvet » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:15 pm

I copied this info on Kabar tang stamps somewhere in the last couple months.
Not sure where I got it from, not how accurate it is.

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Re: Tang Stamps

Post by 313 Mike » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:40 pm

Good one Dale! Don't think I've seen a chart on KaBar stamps before, 'preciate you posting that one ::tu::
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