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Old 10-17-2016, 08:59 PM
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Hey guys so I have two model 6080 S&W knives but they have different markings. They both say Smith & Wesson on the blade but they are different size fonts. The one with smaller font says Smith & Wesson near the bolster/guard and the one with larger font says Stainless USA near the bolster/gaurd. Any help telling me why these are different is much appreciated. Dates of each? Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:59 PM
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Any help? Still curious
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Probably different production runs.........
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I would agree with growr. Tooling for a production run is set up to do a fixed number of knives ( that's why the marketing info says " 1st Production Run") etc., then tooling is taken down. If sales indicate more knives can be sold, a new tooling set up is done and another set of the same model gets made, however the markings may be from a new set of stamps. 0r, in some cases a new vendor does the next run, using their own tooling. Ed.
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Okay that makes sense. Is there any documentation on how many production runs of this knife there was? Any way to tell which one is older? More valuable?
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The answer probably lies with the maker, Taylor Cutlery Co., that's assuming they kept records of productions changes. Taylor was recently acquired by S&W after being the S&W knife maker licensee for years. You can always query them and see what they can tell you. ED.
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