This knife was ordered by my Uncle along about 1969, but IIRC, it was a couple years before it was actually delivered, so I'm saying it was made about 1971. I inherited it a few years later, it was in mint condition, my Uncle merely collected knives, he was no woodsman what-so-ever. I, however, have used the knife extensively, from gutting deer, to cleaning trout, to mundane kitchen duty. I would be worth pretty good money if I had "kept it nice" but in all honesty, I think Mr. Morseth would approve of my my decision to put it to use! Still has the original sharpening stone, the sheath stitching is perfect, but the leather is showing it's age. I love this knife!