Pre 1920 Case Knife

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amosismydog
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Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby amosismydog » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:13 pm

Does anyone have any info they can share with me on this pre 1920 case knife?
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Re: Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby rigwelder » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:44 am

It should be about 4 1/2 closed and might be a 6111L pattern? I might be wrong,,just going by my memory. But Case did make that style of knife with the same shield. I've had a few Case Bros, and a WR. Case in the past.

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Re: Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby Pen & Toothpick » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:15 am

What is interesting is that it doesn't have a clip blade - appears to be a spear blade. If it is just under two inches it could be a 6116. otherwise the 6111.

I would hold on to it either way, its worth several big bucks!

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Re: Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby amosismydog » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:11 pm

rigwelder wrote:It should be about 4 1/2 closed and might be a 6111L pattern? I might be wrong,,just going by my memory. But Case did make that style of knife with the same shield. I've had a few Case Bros, and a WR. Case in the past.


it is 4 1/2inches long closed. is there a publication that lists these older knives, i have the case knife guide but it doesnt go back prior to 1920. any ideas for the value, it is a family heirloom, just curious. thanks for the information

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Re: Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby danno50 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:29 pm

Sargent's Guide to American Knives and Razors has sections for the early Case Brothers and WR Case but does not provide a complete listing of patterns made. There are quite a few photos of pre 1920 knives but none exactly like yours. There are about a dozen pics of 6111's and 5111's, but all are either sabre or clip blades and none have the same shield as yours. There are a half dozen or so photos of knives of different patterns with the same shield.

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Re: Pre 1920 Case Knife

Postby Pen & Toothpick » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:48 am

danno50 wrote:Sargent's Guide to American Knives and Razors has sections for the early Case Brothers and WR Case but does not provide a complete listing of patterns made. There are quite a few photos of pre 1920 knives but none exactly like yours. There are about a dozen pics of 6111's and 5111's, but all are either sabre or clip blades and none have the same shield as yours. There are a half dozen or so photos of knives of different patterns with the same shield.

Dan


This is what I was looking at too, I think the spear blade makes your knife very interesting. (Possibly rare) I believe that most of the 6111 in sargents were listed at between $ 300 and $ 700 for mint maybe more, I don't have the book in front of me now.


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