Trying to figure out age of knife

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Trying to figure out age of knife

Post by Rocnutz » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:57 pm

Hello, I have a knife that I received among some items when my brother past away last month. He was a dedicated Marine and from somewhere he received or purchased this knife.

It has a model number on the blade of UC912

I'm just wanting to know is this an older knife? Do these Bokers have any value? (Not that I want to sale it, If it has value it just needs to be taken care of a little better.

Thanks
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Re: Trying to figure out age of knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:13 am

Welcome to AAPK. Sometimes the age of a knife, at least within a range of years, can be determined from the tang stamp. Unfortunately in your picture the stamp on yours isn’t in clear focus so the details are blurry when I try to enlarge them. The over all appearance of the knife appears to be recent (within the last 20-30 years or so) but if you can post clear pictures of the tang stamp one of the resident Böker experts here (that’s not me) may be able to tell more.

As for value it probably has more sentimental than actual value. There have been literally thousands of different commemorative trapper pattern knives made, which generally dilutes their value. Here’s a quick search I did of recent eBay sold listings of “commemorative trapper knives”. However the search didn’t turn up any Bökers, but I think you can get the idea from what has been sold. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Co ... 1&_fosrp=1

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Re: Trying to figure out age of knife

Post by philco » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:54 am

It appears your knife was produced by United Boker. They were in business from 1984 till 1994 according to what I read in the book Boker by Neal Punchard and Ricky Ray, both members of AAPK.
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