313 Mike wrote:...So while researching this Iroquois stamp in my "Big Book Of Pocket Knives" fourth edition by Ron Stewert, I found the following info..."About 1925 Utica Cutlery Co, Utica NY changed its stamp to Kutmaster USA"
...so if the Iroquois knife was made by Utica, then the Iroquois would have to be pre-1925 also then......correct?
Mike, according to what I've read in Goin's Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings
Utica did not utilize the "Kutmaster" trademark until 1937. It goes on to say that the "Kutmaster" stamping eventually replaced all other markings (although it fails to specify when that took place).
It also shows stampings from a 1928 Utica Cutlery Company catalog which include "UTK" overstamped with "Supreme" dated 1910, a horseshoe with the words "Good" and "Luck" on the horseshoe and "T" over "K" inside the horseshoe, dated 1929. "Pocket Pard" was shown dated 1929, "Seneca" is dated 1932, "Kutmaster" is dated 1937, and the shape of a long feather with the word "Featherweight" inside the outline of the feather is dated 1933.
The ad does not list the "Iroquois" stamping, although, as previously stated, the book shows elsewhere that "Iroquois" was used from c. 1920-1940.