Date via QA?
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:52:20 PM »
My Mountaineer happens to be the oldest Swiss Army Knife I have. Not the one I have had the longest, in fact, I only acquired it late last year. But it seems to be the oldest.
Im guessing it falls between 1975 and 1982. VSSR, small v, cross and crossbow, NO eye in the awl, has fluted corkscrew, no parcel hook. Full height center liner, and no bottle cap opener half stop.
What I noticed is that the "craw", or mouth of the bottle cap opener seems to have a blemish. The outer layer of metal seems like it never formed fully covering the inner layer. Same for the can opener. They work fine, however.
I wonder if this is an indicator of the manufacturing process used during a specific time period, such as immediately after a change was made to the cap lifter/ large SD, or if this is just a flaw that made it past Quality Control.
Anyone else ever seen this on one of theirs, whether a Mountaineer or not?