Collecting Case knives: identification and price guide for by Steve Pfeiffer

By Steve Pfeiffer

An American Icon!

W.R. Case & Sons' commitment to high quality and craftsmanship has made the company's pocket knives loved possessions handed down via generations, and the main respected and broadly accumulated on the earth for greater than a century.

The in basic terms full-color rate advisor dedicated completely to Case pocket knives, this e-book positive aspects approximately 1,000 pictures, present values for 1000's of pocket knives from 1920 to this day, and distinct information regarding equipment for developing knives, quirks of the trend numbering structures, tang stamps, forms of blade steels, and knife shields.

You'll additionally enjoy:

  • Identifying and pricing info for pocket knives such a lot prized through creditors, together with development 20 Peanut, hugely renowned fifty four development Trapper, development seventy two Bulldog and Buffalo, and trend ninety seven Shark Tooth
  • A exhibit of the different sorts of traditional and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, Delrin, steel, pearl and imitation pearl, stag, and wood
  • A new component of 12 Case sleek knife styles, together with the Mid-Folding Hunter and Sway again, in addition to a few collaborations with famed knifemaker Tony Bose
  • A new part on bolsters
  • Vintage catalog pages and different items

Whether a utilitarian software for use or an instance of caliber and craftsmanship passed down as kin heirlooms, this traditionally wealthy consultant exhibits why Case continues to be the most well-liked model between knife collectors.

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Frankly, even the reason for the etching in the first place is a mystery, as the “stockman” patterns were generally purchased as general purpose knives. It is possible that the 47 and the 18 patterns had spay blades with a more aggressive concave blade grind, but I do not know this for a fact. Pattern number locations: On many very early Case pocket knives, the pattern numbers were often stamped on one of the secondary blades of a multi-blade pattern. During the Case Tested era, pattern numbers were generally not actually stamped on the knives but a few will be found with pattern numbers.

With the one exception of the 6143 “Daddy Barlow” pattern, Case dropped the use of iron as a bolster maT h i s p h o to c o m p a res t h e b o l s ter s a n d t h e h a n d l e s l a b e d ge s on two terial by the end of WWII. For the 6143 3 2 5 4 p a tter n t r a p p er s . T h e k n i f e o n t h e l ef t i s a 7 d ot 1 9 7 3 e xa m ple pattern, the bolster material was changed – n o t e t h e r o u n d ed ed ges o f th e b o l s ter s a n d t h e r o und ing whe re th e h a n d l e s l a b s m eet th e l i n er s .

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