GEC’s Knife Pattern Number Guide

Great Eastern Cutlery knife tang stamp guide

Main Blade Identification Key:
0. Wharncliffe
1. Regular Clip
2. Regular Spear
3. Sheep Foot
4. Spey
5. Drop Point/Skinner
6. Sabre Clip
7. Sabre Spear
8. Muskrat Clip
9. Cotton Sampler

Examples:

Stamp reads: 252110. You would be looking at a pattern # 25 with a single regular Spear master blade made in 2010.

Stamp reads: 735208. You would be looking at a pattern # 73 with two blades. The master blade would be a Drop point/Skinner, and it would have been made in 2008.