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As a result, their identification usually comes down to the company’s tang stamp found on each knife. The tang is the metal part of the knife that joins the blade and the handle.
Therefore, the tang stamp is an imprint found on the tang that indicates manufacturer and style information.
What you see pictured is what you will be receiving this is the actual knife .
The knife is in excellent condition if you see by the picture on one side there are minor scuffs besides that beautiful knife.
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For example, the first Western tang stamp included the phrase "Western States" and "Boulder, Colo." This information was incorporated into the stamp until 1961 when the stamp reverted to "Western U. Between 19, the etching was composed of a tic-tac-toe- looking graphic with information in each section.
A "W" in the upper left and an "S" in the upper right section stood for Western States.