Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Ask knife related questions here. Please answer some if you are an experienced collector!
Post Reply
Westlady
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:35 am

Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by Westlady » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:54 am

This is a boker USA pocket knife. It has the numbers 8 & 3 on either side of tree on blade. Is the year it was made? Are these knives worth anything ? Thanks for any help.
Attachments
EEC7AFE7-09A7-429B-BF14-671A32A75450.jpeg
A309655D-4683-4BF9-9D98-12D23C8BE18B.jpeg
D1D224D9-AC71-4E9D-A518-A6B60FAA80A2.jpeg
112958B6-CAFA-47F8-8179-9E61FA0289E0.jpeg
655E7E3D-0094-4479-B536-E7C03AFDC705.jpeg
3F0C4681-A07E-4AED-AEF6-1191995AE546.jpeg
F39E2146-7412-4A28-A02A-EA29FB2C4A9D.jpeg

User avatar
RevolverGuy
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 6:04 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by RevolverGuy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:29 am

Good looking Boker. Pretty sure that "83" is the model number for that Jack knife pattern. Ironically Boker was manufacturing knives in the USA until 1983, but I think yours dates to earlier. Most likely 1960s-70s.

Westlady
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:35 am

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by Westlady » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:35 pm

Thanks. Any idea how I can find out more about it?

just bob
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 1718
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:05 pm

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by just bob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:52 pm

If you scroll down just a bit you will see a forum called - Boker Studies - this is dedicated to Boker knives. I know members on here have written a book on Boker knives and often answer questions posted there. Perhaps they have not seen your question here? Good luck to you.
You can never bet too much money on the winning horse.

Men make plans and God laughs

Oftentimes it is better to remain silent on a certain subject and appear ignorant than it is to speak and remove all doubt. A. Lincoln

just bob
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 1718
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:05 pm

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by just bob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:13 pm

I posted a link in that forum for you. I'll bet you get answers now.
You can never bet too much money on the winning horse.

Men make plans and God laughs

Oftentimes it is better to remain silent on a certain subject and appear ignorant than it is to speak and remove all doubt. A. Lincoln

User avatar
rangerbluedog
Posts: 3536
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by rangerbluedog » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:05 am

It appears that the shield reads "TREE BRAND".
If so, you have a Boker USA made 83 pattern that would have been made in Statesboro, Georgia somewhere in the early 1980s.
The blades are carbon steel, probably 1075. The handles are what Boker called "ebonite".
As near as I can tell of its current condition I'd say it is worth about $30-$40.
I hope this helps.
-Blue
Click the link below to order your copy of the Boker book!
https://TheBokerBook.com

Westlady
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:35 am

Re: Can anyone tell me what these numbers stand for on this knife?

Post by Westlady » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:33 am

Thank you!

Post Reply

Return to “Knife Related Q&A”