Buck Knife Dating System


Buck Knife production started in 1961. Production knives from 1973 to 1985 bear a model number as well as the BUCK and the U.S.A.

Starting in 1986, a year mark was added. So, knives with no date symbol are pre-1986. To find out the year of manufacture of your Buck knife, compare the symbol on your blade to the chart below.


YEAR SYMBOL
1968 - BUCK over USA
1973 - Added model # to above
1986 <
1987 >
1988 ^
1989 V
1990 X
1991 +
1992 -
1993 /
1994 \
1995 C
1996 Backwards "C"
1997 Upside down "U"
1998 U
1999 A squared "C"
2000 Backwards squared "C"
2001 Upside down squared "U"
2002 anvil
2003 A "T" symbol
2004 Upside down "T"
2005 Idaho
2006 -|
2007 V
2008 ^
2009 >
2010 <

Additional date information for the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and the 112 Ranger:
1974 to 1980: one dot on either side of the model # (example: .110.)
1980: two dots on the right side of the model # (example: .110..)
1981 to 1986: two dots on either side of the model # (example: ..110..)





* This page is by no means the "definative" Buck Knife Dating system, just a place to start dating your knife, and should not be used as such, nor do we claim to be an expert in dating Buck Knives.

Sarasota Florida Knife Collectors Club. Updated 2007.

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