When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

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When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby Lansky1 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:42 pm

I haven't been into knife collecting long enough to know how Case's release of a new decade tang stamp will roll out. Will be interesting to see what 2020 will bring (I've always liked the 2000 decade tang stamp best - that one is different and easily recognizable). Anybody that's been around knives longer than me know if this type of release comes with great fan fare or if on Jan 2, 2020 they just start pumping out knives with a new stamp ?
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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby XX Case XX » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:31 am

Yes, it will be interesting to see what they come up with. Whatever it is, I hope it's simple to read and understand. Can't be too much longer. ::pace::

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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:58 am

I could swear someone on the Case Collectors Club forum asked the same question recently, but I can't find it now. ::facepalm:: IIRC someone from Case posted an answer, basically implied it won't be announced until late in the year and the employees don't know yet either.

As much tomfoolery and shenanigans as counterfeiters deploy, I frankly don't see any advantages to Case from early announcement. In fact I think I'd wait until January 1st!

Anyway I can't find the post. Maybe I just dreamed it. :lol:

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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:35 am

My guess:

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(remove one foreslash each year for the first 5 years on the front end of the decade and one backslash for each year on the back side of the decade)

::undecided:: ::shrug::
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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby dlr110 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:25 am

I don't know all the history of Case and how they change their stamps. I hope they make it simple, maybe just write the date on it.

Something like this maybe.

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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby royal0014 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:20 am

dlr110 wrote:I don't know all the history of Case and how they change their stamps. I hope they make it simple, maybe just write the date on it.

Case actually did that in 1990.
Story goes that the 'collectors' did not like it and wanted the dots back.
So mid-year 1993 Case went back to dots. ......
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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:21 pm

I like ~Q~'s suggestion. Though not extremely attractive, it's simple yet efficient. They should have stuck with the full year stamp. The Collector's club would have gotten used to it and if sales sagged it would have only been briefly. Knife people are not going to jump ship over a little thing like that. The many suffer while they pander to the few or a classic example of the tail wagging the dog.

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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby Steve Warden » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:54 pm

While I do favor Case knives, I can honestly say that a tang stamp isn't something that gets me all in a tizzy.
It is what it is. It will be what it will be. If people are looking for a specific year, doesn't matter what the tang stamp looks like, just what the date is.




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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby Old Hunter » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:40 am

I think it's a marker of our own time as knife collectors - at some point you'll realize you just saw your last Case decade stamp design!!
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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:49 am

Old Hunter wrote:I think it's a marker of our own time as knife collectors - at some point you'll realize you just saw your last Case decade stamp design!!

A mile marker, if you will. I like it, OH.
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Re: When will Case reveal the new decade tang stamp ?

Postby rea1eye » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:41 pm

I doubt they will go to something straightforward like actually placing numbers on the blade
for a year. Maybe something very traditional or old school?

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