By Steve Pfeiffer
Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this distinctive guide.
The merely full-color e-book targeted exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this ebook delves into situations 120-year background and offers you with the defining info for hundreds of thousands upon hundreds and hundreds of knives.
In this traditionally wealthy advisor, you will discover 800 full-color images, present values for countless numbers of pocket knives thought of the most well-liked between collector, and a potpourri of knowledge approximately equipment for growing knives, quirks of the development numbering structures, tang samplings, kinds of blade steels and knife shields, besides as:
- Identifying and pricing info for prized knives together with development 20 Peanut, hugely renowned fifty four trend Trapper, development seventy two Bulldog and Buffalo, and trend ninety seven Shark Tooth
- A show off of the differing kinds of ordinary and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, stag, pearl, wooden, relatives and colourful celluloid, plastic and metal
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Extra resources for Collecting Case Knives: Identification and Price Guide
This change was to increase the blade strength of the tang area. We made the change with good intentions of improving the quality of our product. However, many people did not see the change as an improvement. So, in an effort to meet the demands of the knife user, CASE will initiate a manufacturing change to again produce the traditional square cut shoulder on all the products. This should take about 6 months to accomplish before it is seen on the ﬁeld. The important point for the collector of Case pocket knives is that some scarce and unusual variations were created by the process of Case changing over to the “shoulderless grind” blades and then back again.
Case and Sons. CONSTRUCTION CHANGES ON SOME MODERN CASE PATTERNS The previous descriptions are intended to cover the “stockman” patterns to use three backsprings (one sin- way that the various “traditional” pocket knife patterns gle end spring per blade) and no center or side liners. were made by Case from the early years of the company • In the late 1980s to early 1990s, some 052 four- until the end of the 1970s. indd 35 • In the early 1990s, Case changed the 47 and the 33 blade “congress” patterns were made with a side liner added to each side of the knife.
There are many instances, however, where the “0” in the pattern number does not represent a modification but instead a completely different pattern. R. Case & Sons stamped 5205 RAZ. Many early Case pocket knives were marked with pattern numbers, often on the secondary blades. a spear master blade, while the 62063 pen knife is a completely different “sleeveboard” pattern. Such are the mysteries of the Case pocket knife number- From the Case XX era onward, the standard practice was to stamp the pattern number for each knife ing system.