By Steve Pfeiffer
Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this extraordinary guide.
The simply full-color booklet centred exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this ebook delves into circumstances 120-year heritage and offers you with the defining information for countless numbers upon thousands of knives.
In this traditionally wealthy advisor, you will find 800 full-color pictures, present values for hundreds and hundreds 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 platforms, tang samplings, varieties of blade steels and knife shields, in addition as:
- Identifying and pricing information for prized knives together with development 20 Peanut, hugely renowned fifty four trend Trapper, trend seventy two Bulldog and Buffalo, and development ninety seven Shark Tooth
- A exhibit of the differing kinds of ordinary and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, stag, pearl, wooden, kinfolk and colourful celluloid, plastic and metal
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Examples of knives made on the double- thick master blade at one end with a pair of small end style in the Case pocket knife line include the blades at the opposite end. famous Muskrat and 6275 Sp Moose patterns. Back of a 6308 Whittler showing the split backspring construction. Inside view of a Case XX Muskrat showing traditional two-backspring construction with no center liner. There is actually one other general style to discuss that was traditionally only used by Case on a few patterns offered in the pre-WWII era.
Case_46-93_GettingaHandleonHandl46 46 7/2/09 4:01:08 PM GETTING A HANDLE ON CASE HANDLE MATERIALS • 47 HANDLE KEY NUMBER 1: WALNUT HANDLE KEY NUMBER 2: SMOOTH BLACK Smooth walnut was used to handle Case pocket Smooth black, also known as “black composition,” knives beginning in the Case Tested era. Case used wal- goes back to the early years of Case. The early smooth nut handles on a relatively narrow range of “working black material may have been a type of celluloid; how- knife” patterns, which included the 1116 Sp, 11031 Sh, ever, I have never known older Case smooth black han- 12031 and 13031 “electrician’s” knives, the 1199 Sh R SS dles to decompose or exhibit the “self destruct” charac- Whaler, and 11011 hawkbill.
The “stockman” pattern was conceived as a knife for those who work with livestock, and the spay blade was often used for “veterinary” purposes. While Case began to use this etching on some patterns after WWII, it was one of those traditional “touches” that some other manufacturers applied in the years prior to WWII. indd 39 The “FOR FLESH ONLY” etching from an 18 pattern stock knife. 7/2/09 3:56:38 PM 40 • COLLECTING CASE KNIVES Pattern number locations: On many very early ZEROING IN ON THE ZEROES IN CASE PATTERN NUMBERS Case pocket knives, the pattern numbers were often Some Case pattern numbers include a “0” as a stamped on one of the secondary blades of a multi-blade digit either at the beginning of the pattern num- pattern.