Yesterday I took my husband out antiquing for his birthday. I came across a Youth NKCA knife. It has the the etching on the blade but with no year. I believe it was made by Queen Cutlery just on how it feels and looks compared to my other Queen knives. The only problem is there is no tang stamp. If someone could shed some light on this for me I would appreciate it.
I was able to get a hold of him after I made this post and he informed me that it was a prototype from either the 2000 that did not get accepted or a 2001 that made the cut for that year. Thanks everyone!