Case Knife Pattern Name Reference Guide

Click on one of the links below to view a description and picture of a pattern name that you are interested in. They are categorized alphabetically.

[A-C] [D-O] [P-S] [T-Z]

Please note that most of the names that collectors use to describe certain knives vary at times. I have tried to include all of the names used by most collectors. Many patterns share the same name. Other patterns have their own unique name that is universally known and used by almost all collectors.


As you use this reference, keep in mind that most collectors categorize pocket knives into three categories; Jack Knives, Pen Knives, and Multi-bladed knives. Jack knives are usually single ended, meaning that their blades are hinged on the same side. Some larger double ended knives fall into this category as well. Pen knives are generally lighter weight double ended knives that have blades that open on both sides. Multi-bladed knives are those with more than two blades.