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Is This An Old Craftsman? 381

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Is This An Old Craftsman?
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:48:19 PM »
This belonged to my father-in-law, and was passed on to me when he died. He used it while he was a scoutmaster for awhile, and also used it at his job with Sears, where he was a Craftsman small engine mechanic.

I'm thinking it's maybe a 1970's era Craftsman model? The small blade is a spear. Split Phillips driver on the backside, as well as a thin flathead. Tang stamps are the usual Victorinox. Keyring attachment is with the backside Phillips driver.






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'Buzz
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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 07:57:48 PM »
Yes, with a scaler to boot!  Nice one my friend!!

Barry
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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 08:12:23 PM »
Nice pictures. Excellent focus in on the small details,
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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 09:02:30 PM »
I'm thinking it's maybe a 1970's era Craftsman model?

'79 to '82 or so.  I need to see the awl, closed, from the backside to dial that in tighter.  I think the latter side of that range, but I can't tell for sure in the first shot. So I'm guessing '81-'82.

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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 09:25:28 PM »
'79 to '82 or so.  I need to see the awl, closed, from the backside to dial that in tighter.  I think the latter side of that range, but I can't tell for sure in the first shot. So I'm guessing '81-'82.

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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 12:47:50 AM »
I think so. I have the same knife, but it's really tore up. Some damaged liners, bent saw, and a broken scissor spring.

By the way, there is a Tinker with Craftsman branding, but I've never seen more than one or two.
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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 07:02:07 AM »
Your wish is my command, sir.

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Your thread, your rules.  ;)

c. '81/'82, it is!

Wood saw '79+
Not '79 or '80 awl. Tapered '81+ style.
I do not believe Square Phillips (smooth) lasted past '82.

Popping the scales should be able to confirm...Later than I'm saying would definitely have dated scale stamping, assuming they are original.

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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 03:50:56 AM »
Your thread, your rules.  ;)

c. '81/'82, it is!

Wood saw '79+
Not '79 or '80 awl. Tapered '81+ style.
I do not believe Square Phillips (smooth) lasted past '82.

Popping the scales should be able to confirm...Later than I'm saying would definitely have dated scale stamping, assuming they are original.

Your knowledge is extraordinary. Thank you so much for nailing down that date.

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Re: Is This An Old Craftsman?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 01:40:56 AM »
Your knowledge is extraordinary. Thank you so much for nailing down that date.

 :cheers: You are most welcome, and too kind.  :salute:  Without the MTO community, I could not have gotten as far in my chronology studies.

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