"No problem Mark. There were a lot of really interesting articles this month: Besides the Boker LTD Editions, I really enjoyed the article on the A-F first gen knives with the mystery serial number, and the cipher blade knives too. I had never heard…"
"It does help a little bit Steve.
BOKER/USA on the tang was used from the 1940s until 1984. 8538 is the pattern number. Other ways to determine the age a little better is the handle material. Is it bone, plastic, celluloid, or delrin?"