Lesser chance that it is a G48-8 (8" blade, leather handle, not common enough that it got a nickname I guess). These stamps are located on the tang of the master blade, and can be used to help identify when the knife was manufactured.FWIW; Goins Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings, 1998 edition, lists the following tang stamps in several variations: S. Or, you could expand your collection all the way back to 1902. You could also narrow down where it was made by looking at its style and influence.Post your picture on websites The Internet gives you access to billions of people, including many helpful knife enthusiasts.In June 2007, Kai USA won the Blade Show's "Overall Knife of the Year Award" with the Kershaw "Tyrade" (model 1850), in which the company's patent-pending Composite Blade technology using two different steels in the same blade was introduced.The blade steels were D2 tool steel at the cutting edge, and a spine of 154CM stainless steel.
Collaborations include working with Hall of Fame Knife Maker, Ken Onion on Kershaw's Speed Safe knives, In 2004 Kershaw developed a multi-tool for the National Geographic Society with National Geographic filmmaker Bryan Harvey.I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have a topic called Tang Stamps where members could post the lists of tang stamps. It would be great to have that information available here online also. His last book contains 310 pages of knife company dates and tang stamps. Kershaw Knives designs and manufactures a wide range of knives, including pocketknives, sporting knives, and kitchen cutlery. production facility was opened in Wilsonville, Oregon.Kershaw is a brand of Kai USA Ltd., a member of the KAI Group, headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, United States. Due to an expanding market, the facilities were moved to a larger production site in 2003.