By Steve Pfeiffer
Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this distinctive guide.
The in basic terms full-color e-book centred exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this ebook delves into situations 120-year background and gives you with the defining information for enormous quantities upon thousands of knives.
In this traditionally wealthy consultant, you will discover 800 full-color images, present values for 1000s of pocket knives thought of the preferred between collector, and a potpourri of knowledge approximately tools for developing knives, quirks of the development numbering platforms, tang samplings, different types of blade steels and knife shields, besides as:
- Identifying and pricing information for prized knives together with trend 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 common and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, stag, pearl, wooden, kin and colourful celluloid, plastic and metal
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This material does exhibit a made with white delrin handles during part of the tendency to shrink badly and I have seen examples time it was in production. Another later pattern of Case knives with smooth white handles from 1965 handled in smooth white was the two-bladed “78” to 1974 with severely shrunken handles, even on un- pattern introduced in 1979. used knives, so evidently the white material used In 1992, Case temporarily revived smooth white even during these later years was not delrin.
Other examples of Case pocket knife patterns traditionally made with Case “pen knife” patterns as traditionally constructed had a few quirks. ” two scales and one double-end backspring. Both blades and the backspring would be made with stock of identical thickness. This arrangement works on pen knives where the main blade is relatively short as compared to the length of the handle. indd 33 Inside view of a Case XX-stamped 06244 pen knife showing a single backspring with a “catch bit” at the pen blade end.
The ﬂat tang area. The new grinding process elimi- The conversion has already occurred on all blades having nated the “shoulder” at the tang and instead there a polished ﬁnish. This changeover will take months to complete was a radius or “ﬁ let” at the tang area. Case at the before you start seeing all patterns with the shoulderless grind, time indicated that the change was made to improve due to the inventory of the old style shoulder grind ﬁnish. the strength of the blades, as explained in the follow- Currently, test runs of glazed ﬁnished blades are being ing excerpt from the Case Collector’s Club Newsletter sent through the plant.