By Steve Pfeiffer
Feast your eyes at the craftsmanship and caliber that's synonymous with Case pocket knives with this different guide.
The basically full-color e-book concentrated exclusively at the paintings of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this e-book delves into situations 120-year historical past and gives you with the defining info for 1000s upon hundreds and hundreds of knives.
In this traditionally wealthy advisor, you will discover 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 trend numbering structures, tang samplings, sorts of blade steels and knife shields, to boot as:
- Identifying and pricing info for prized knives together with development 20 Peanut, hugely well known fifty four trend Trapper, development seventy two Bulldog and Buffalo, and trend ninety seven Shark Tooth
- A exhibit of the different sorts 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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Apart into two pieces. As many knife collectors are aware, this older cel- The last major smooth yellow-handle variation is luloid material has a tendency to rapidly decompose if yellow delrin. I do not know the exact year of tran- stored improperly and many knives will be found with sition; however, the use of jigged brown delrin as a the handles either “crazed” with cracks or partially or substitute for bone on Case pocket knives began circa completely disintegrated, even on a knife that does not 1967, so it would be logical to assume that the previ- exhibit much use or abuse.
In general the rule here is that if a particular pock- 6318 Sp Pu 6318 HP 6318 PU et knife pattern was offered only with a certain option, then the sufﬁx letter or abbreviation for that option was not included in the pattern number. Since the 6392 was offered only with sheepfoot and spay secondary blades, it was listed as the 6392 and not the 6392 Sh Sp. As another example, the 62009 1/2 “Barlow” with clip and pen blades was listed with the 1/2 sufﬁx to differentiate it from the spear blade and razor blade variations of the same pattern.
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. Case will be similar with two backsprings and a cut down center scale, but for a four-bladed knife, both backsprings would be of the double-end design. indd 32 7/2/09 3:56:20 PM CASE POCKET KNIFE LORE • 33 three- and four-blade patterns made with thicker blade stock, the cut down center liner will also be thicker, to provide additional space for the blades to fall inside the knife.