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Has this tang stamp been discussed here before?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Plumberdv, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    My fading memory seems to recall this stamp or something similar was discussed here in the not too distant past, but I can't locate the thread.

    Any input on this would be appreciated. It should be here in a few days and I can take some better photos.

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  2. Richard Matheny

    Richard Matheny

    490
    Apr 1, 2006
    The extra dots could be Rockwell hardness test impressions. FYI
     
  3. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Wow, three tests on the same blade?
     
  4. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Yes, Plum, we hah a discussion about those stamps a short time ago. The reason for these date marks: Buck simply overstamped left over three dotter blades. That's all. Have fun with that Paul Bos heat treated 440C bladef knife. ;)
    Haebbie
     
  5. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    I recall discussion that some of the 112 build outs from last fall had the date code overstamped like that. Look for some threads from about November or December.
     
  6. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Wouldn't there be only one dot on the left side if it was a three dot blade??? I've never seen a three dot with two dots on the left, only on the right side of the 112.
     
  7. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
  8. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thanks! I knew I'd seen that somewhere before. Nothing I've seen, even in the Joe's article in the newsletter explains the "why", but overstamped 4 dots seems reasonable.
     
  9. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    IIRC, a conclusive answer was never given as to the why on these...
     
  10. BG42EDGE

    BG42EDGE Banned BANNED

    Nov 6, 2009
    Yes, I have several of these.

    No, they are NOT Rockwell tests, those are done farther down where they will not show.

    I have a problem with the "Overstamped" theory because the spacings of the dots don't seem to agree with it. Spacings are not right for either the Three-Dot or Four-Dot.

    Also, if it were an overstamped Four-Dot......I'm sure we would sometimes see a part of that third dot that is supposedly stamped over. I never have.

    I don't think anybody knows the answer.

    Like Iris Dement.......I'm gonna let the mystery be.

    :)
     
  11. oregon

    oregon

    Jan 12, 2005
  12. BG42EDGE

    BG42EDGE Banned BANNED

    Nov 6, 2009
    :)

    Indeed.
     
  13. CaseyChaos

    CaseyChaos Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Jul 27, 2010
    I picked one up a while back. I asked Joe about it and he said "all we have are theories" and "they seem to be rare".

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  14. David Martin

    David Martin

    Apr 7, 2008
    No one knows for certain the meaning of this stamp. They are rare. Discussed in the Dec. 2005 newsletter. I lean toward the 4 dot over stamp. In Casey's photo above note the 'New' on his box. I have in my collection a 'New' in the box 4 dot with that same box and lettering. So, the box is of that time frame for it to happen. Also, notice his is radiused and we can pin that down when it occured. So, the 'New' could be refering to this not the blade steel. A good find. DM
     
  15. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    the spacing looks wrong for an "over stamp"...the point of the > is too close to the dot...
     
  16. BG42EDGE

    BG42EDGE Banned BANNED

    Nov 6, 2009
    Sitflyer is correct.

    If that were an overstamp of a four dot stamp, there's plenty of room there so you would see that third dot by the > part.

    You do not see it.

    It's not a "4 dot over stamp."

    These stamps seem to be separate and individual stamps......but why they were created or what they mean has apparently been forgotten and lost.
     
  17. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    As I said: Three dotter ;)

    Haebbie
     
  18. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    ;) Yes, it's a three dot now (with added extra attraction), but not a three dot as we know it. :)
     
  19. BG42EDGE

    BG42EDGE Banned BANNED

    Nov 6, 2009
    But Haeb.......doesn't it look like the third dot is too far out to be a Three Dot that's had a > added?

    That's how it looks to my eye.
     
  20. Haebbie

    Haebbie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Well, BG, three dots are three dots not more, not less. No matter how large any distances are or if there were some wrong turned V have been added. Or not?? ;) ;) :)

    Haebbie ((smile))
     

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