Collecting Case Knives: Identification and Price Guide by Steve Pfeiffer

By Steve Pfeiffer

Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this exclusive guide.

The simply full-color publication targeted exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this e-book delves into circumstances 120-year heritage and offers you with the defining information for thousands upon hundreds and hundreds of knives.

In this traditionally wealthy consultant, you will find 800 full-color photographs, present values for thousands of pocket knives thought of the preferred between collector, and a potpourri of knowledge approximately tools for growing knives, quirks of the trend numbering structures, tang samplings, varieties of blade steels and knife shields, in addition as:

  • Identifying and pricing info 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 different sorts of traditional and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, stag, pearl, wooden, relations and colourful celluloid, plastic and metal
no matter if you obtained your Case knife as a present, inherited if from a friend or just selected to buy your personal, you'll benefit from the intensity of information, beautiful pictures, and fascinating ancient info contained during this, the one full-color publication dedicated to the mythical W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.

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Will be installed inside on one side of the knife, laid fl at on the inside of the scale. ” An interesting note on Case pocket knife liners is Inside view of a Case XX USA-stamped 5332 stock knife showing two backsprings with a cut down center scale. that Case has always stamped a slight crease lengthwise along each liner during the fabrication process. Four-blade stockman patterns and four-blade The purpose of the crease is to add rigidity to the “congress” patterns as traditionally constructed by liners, strengthening the overall knife.

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.

In the post-WWII era, Case was one of the few companies to use nickel silver as most pocket knife manufacturers had switched exclusively to brass for lining pocket knives. Some less Iron bolsters and liners on Case Tested-stamped 62028 dogleg jack knife. indd 29 expensive knives used base metal liners that were brass 7/7/09 10:54:24 AM 30 • COLLECTING CASE KNIVES plated. Since solid brass was seen as the most common listed the liner material used on each pocket knife lining material on better knives, many knife users mis- pattern.

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