The blade on this knife has been verified as stainless steel.
It is the earliest known example of a Model #1 in stainless.
From 1984From this we know that knives were still being made with the Ulster tang stamp until the mid 1980s, but I cannot think of any off the top of my head that were made later than these.
I don't suppose we will ever know all of the knives that Camillus made for other companies, but the S-cards are a great tool to verify when & where some knives were made.
So, you can just collect Craftsman knives that would date from 1941 to now. Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club...
He also stated that some knives were marked Schrade-Walden N. USA on the tangs, but "CRAFTSMAN" on the knife's shield.
circa 1908 - 1921STA-SHARP circa 1927 - 1941CRAFTSMAN copyrighted 1928Even though he stated 1928 as a start date for Craftsman, Goins dates the CRAFTSMAN tang stamps as 1941 to present (1998, time of publication).
In 1946 Imperial Knife Associated Companies, (IKAC; an association of Ulster Knife Co and Imperial Knife Co) purchased controlling interest in Schrade Cut Co and changed the name to Schrade Walden Cutlery. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name. I know it isnt all that old but I would like knowing the age - it has become a fav edc of mine. The tang stamp would put it between 1975-1980(the year it was discontinued). TJ, Ulster and Schrade merged in 1947, and combined a lot (but initially not all) of their patterns, especially by the time the delrin handles were introduced.
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.
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.