How old is my Buck knife?

How old is my Buck knife?

Posted by Jordan Saldana on Oct 24th 2017


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.

Buck Date Code Stamp Chart

110 & 112 MODELS:

One dot on each side of model number

One dot on left side, two dots on right side

Two dots on each side


The anvil was used instead of model numbers (on all knives) this year only.

Customs still use the anvil mark.

110 Folding Hunter 50th Anniversary Edition, 2014

-Initial production of 110 anniversary features anvil only blade stamp

- Most production includes Buck USA and anvil blade stamp

300 Series Tang Stamps:

1972-1974 Era: Steel bolsters, BUCK Made In USA, 315 on reverse

1974-1985 Era: Nickel silver bolsters, BUCK 315 USA

ALL 315 series are Camillus contracted for BUCK. Some were rescaled in Buck Custom shop for individuals. 

Buck used the Block Letter shields from 1984-1988

Buck Fixed Blades:
1961-1962/63 Leather Spacer barrel nut configuration
1963 hard fiber barrel nut configuration
1963-1966 Single Line
1967 Buck* blade stamp
1967-1969 Buck USA with Hard fiber spacers
1969-1971 Buck USA with micarta spacers
1972 Buck 119 USA (Inverted blade pointed down)
1973-1980 Buck 119 USA 4 micarta handle spacers (reverted blade pointed up)
1981 early Buck 119 USA 3 micarta handle spacers
1981 late to 1995 Buck 119 USA, 2 micarta handle spacers