Coleman Western Stamp

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Jabbo
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Coleman Western Stamp

Post by Jabbo » Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:22 pm

Hi folks. I'm back with another "ID" question. Can someone tell me the significance of the individual letter stamp on Coleman Western knives? My dad's collection contains a number of them. I read something that seemed to indicate it refers to a date but not sure. Thanks for any assist!
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steve99f
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Re: Coleman Western Stamp

Post by steve99f » Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:51 pm

It's a date code, K=1987. "A" begins in 1977. Not sure where they stop.
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Re: Coleman Western Stamp

Post by Jabbo » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:30 pm

Excellent. Really appreciate your help, Steve!

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Re: Coleman Western Stamp

Post by zzyzzogeton » Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:36 am

The last year was 1991, "O" being the letter for that year. Very, very few 1991 knives. I think I have 2. That was the year Coleman sold Western to some Boulder businessmen who essentially killed the business and sold off the assets. IP to Camillus and hardware / tools to other buyers.

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