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I was hoping someone could help with a little more information on these I can't seem to find any that look like mine it's really confusing with all the knife companies making knives for the other companies
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Not understanding what you’re wanting to know. The first knife is a brand called Kissing Crane. Used to be the stamp of Robert Klaas, a German maker. Currently made in China but I believe the one you show here was probably made in Solingen Germany, before the Klaas name and trademark was purchased and production outsourced to China. :roll:

Second one is a Moore Maker. Moore Maker is a company located in Matadore, TX. They make cattle de-horners, fencing tools and other ranching tools. Their knives are made in U.S.A. by companies like Utica, Bear, and Case. Queen made a lot of them before they went bankrupt, as did Canal Street Cutlery.

You can find more on both brands by using the keyword search function here on AAPK (found under Quicklinks on the upper left of this thread). Also internet search - Moore Maker has their own web site.

Hope that answers your question. ::shrug:: If not please be more specific. ::tu::

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Sorry I wasn't more clear about what I was trying to find out but with the first one unlike my other kissing cranes it has no numbers to find a date and it also doesn't have the marking under the cranes like the others so trying to find out how old it is. The moore maker is a 3300 every thing that I have found they are all 3300b moore maker website doesn't even have a 3300 on it . I have read about all these companies and with these I'm not finding who made them every knife that looks like these are different
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Sorry, I can’t tell you anything about the Kissing Crane knife. I did find this here on AAPK https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/ca ... ife-c-1977. Looks like that one was made in 1977. However note the knife I linked to is stamped Germany, and has a date code. Is yours stamped with anything else other than the Kissing Cranes emblem? If not I can only speculate maybe it was made from leftover parts when Klaas went out of business. ::shrug::

As for who made your Moore Maker knife, if I wanted more info I’d call the phone number on the box. When I’ve called Moore Maker in the past the phone was answered by a member of the Moore family, and they were very helpful. The worst that can happen is they don’t know (but I bet they do).

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Kissing Cranes knives used to have a Roman numeral indicating date of production. I’m not sure when they discontinued that practice, but more recently examples don’t have that feature, even though they were Solingen made. Currently Kissing Cranes knives are being made in China (ain’t it a shame?) and they also lack the Roman numeral dating.
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I've seen a few of the 3300 stockman knives, most with the yellow handles although there's one on Ebay right now that looks like a special order with red and black handles. That one has a 2007 date on it. Not sure of the maker but I'd guess either Queen or Bear but leaning towards Queen.

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The yellow Moore Maker is one of the ones made by Camillus.
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Steve I'd forgotten about Camillus's involvement, that would have been from near the time that they closed down. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Thank you all I appreciate the information
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::welcome:: to AAPK, Brittain, how do you like us so far? ::handshake::
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I am enjoying this site I've found a lot of good information on here. Learning new things didn't know.
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::welcome:: to AAPK Brittain.
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