By Steve Pfeiffer
Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this exceptional guide.
The simply full-color ebook centred exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this publication delves into circumstances 120-year heritage and offers you with the defining info for countless numbers upon hundreds and hundreds of knives.
In this traditionally wealthy advisor, you will discover 800 full-color photographs, present values for 1000's of pocket knives thought of the most well-liked between collector, and a potpourri of knowledge approximately equipment for developing knives, quirks of the development numbering structures, tang samplings, kinds of blade steels and knife shields, to boot 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 trend ninety seven Shark Tooth
- A show off of the differing kinds of normal 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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The last major general category of pocket knives as traditionally constructed by Case is a style of knife that is sometimes referred to as a “double-end” knife. This style is differentiated by the use of two full-length blades, hinged at opposite ends with each Three-backspring construction of the 83109. operating on its own backspring. R. 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.
As Based on my observations, there are at least three this material decomposes, it “outgases” and the re- major variations or vintages of the smooth yellow sult can rust the blades of the yellow-handled knife handle material. During the Case Tested to the early itself and any other knives in the vicinity; many of Case XX eras, the material was yellow celluloid and the adjoining knives on these display boards exhib- will have a bright, almost lemon-yellow color, as well ited rust coatings on the blades and springs.
I can only speculate that “R” was derived from the word “ring” to mean a bail or shackle in a “ring” shape. Patterns that were traditionally made with bails include the “scout” and “electrician” pattern variations and the “rigger’s knife” and others. Occasionally, older examples of Case pocket knives will be found that were made with factory installed bails even though the pattern as listed in Case factory catalogs and price lists was not offered with a bail as standard. indd 38 A group of Case XX-stamped 6318 stock knife patterns illustrating secondary blade variations, 3-1/2”, from top: 6318 Sh Sp (6318 HP) with sheepfoot and spay secondary blades; 6318 Sh Pen (6318 PE) with sheepfoot and pen secondary blades; and 6318 Sp Pu (6318 PU) with spay and punch secondary blades.
Collecting Case Knives: Identification and Price Guide by Steve Pfeiffer