Dating boker pocket knives

dating boker pocket knives

How can you tell the age of a Boker Knife?

We know how difficult it is to determine the age of a Boker knife. Tang stamps, steel, bolster and liner materials, blade etches, and scale materials all tell a part of the story. Another method is by looking at the shields. It is tricky, because one needs to be certain that the shield is original to the knife.

Are Boker Knives trademarked in the US?

Note the lack of a trademark registered symbol. The shield pictured is from a NEW BRITAIN blade etched US Boker circa 1968-1970. A shield with a trademark registered symbol indicates a knife manufactured after 1975. Boker registered the OLDE STAG name in 1976.

When did Boker start making Ole stag knives?

Boker registered the OLDE STAG name in 1976. When the COOPER group owned Boker in its final years of US knife production, this shield was used. Circa 1982. Even though UNITED BOKER was its own separate company, Ive included this shield because there are so many out there.

When did the Boker come out?

There are a few variations on this theme, dating up through the 1950s on US made Bokers. Many variations of these were used in the early 1900s also. Shield on the left is circa 1937.

How can I tell what year a Boker Knife was made?

You can look at a Case knife from post 1970 and find out the exact year in which it was manufactured. You just have to know the code. No such luck with Boker. There were a few years in the late 1980s during which Boker actually etched the year of manufacture on the blade.

How can you tell how old a Boker is?

We know how difficult it is to determine the age of a Boker knife. Tang stamps, steel, bolster and liner materials, blade etches, and scale materials all tell a part of the story.

How can I tell how old my knife is?

The symbols stamped onto your blade indicate which year your knife was made. Please refer to this chart to find out the age of your knife. The anvil was used instead of model numbers (on all knives) this year only.

How can I tell what year my Buck’s knife is?

BUCK’S DATE CODE CHART. The symbols stamped onto your blade indicate which year your knife was made. Please refer to this chart to find out the age of your knife. 110 & 112 Models: 1974-1980 One dot on each side of model number. 1980-1981 One dot on left side, two dots on right side. 1981-1986 Two dots on each side *2002

Is Boker still in production in the USA?

Original models are still in production in Solingen. Three years later Boker Solingen reacquired the rights for the American brand as a result of friendly negotiations with Cooper and was therefore in the position to enter the huge American market on it’s own. Boker USA, Inc. was established in Denver In July 1986 , Colorado.

Where did Boker&Co come from?

So Hermann Boker emigrated to found Boker & Co. in New York, whereas the younger Robert established his company in Canada and in 1865 a branch in Mexico, being the market leaders under the name of Casa Boker until today. Heinrich only crossed the river Wupper to go to Solingen, where the German cutlery industry was booming.

Who wrote the Boker book?

The guys you’re looking for are Neal Punchard and Ricky Ray, the writers of the The Boker book. This is just a quick reference internet guide I wrote to keep Boker’s current structure straight in my own head.

What happened to Boker Knives?

In the early 1960s Boker USA was sold to the well-known scissor manufacturer Wiss & Sons who kept up the production of Boker knives to sell them with other Solingen products. Boker scissors disappeared from the market, being a competitor to Wiss.

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