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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Just my latest pickup the tang is stamped case XX over the Usa so I was able to figure out it was made from 1965-69. Does anyone know the model name? The back of the blade there was a number but tough to make out looks like it starts with a 31---. If you have any info please share..Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:23 pm 
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It is a 31048 known as a slim trapper (among other names) .

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I agree with Bob and I call it a slim trapper but I think back in the day Case used to call them farmers knives?

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gino wrote:
I agree with Bob and I call it a slim trapper but I think back in the day Case used to call them farmers knives?


You're right gino . They were also called a "dixie switch" as some users would work on the backspring to make it a "quick opener" .

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gino wrote:
I agree with Bob and I call it a slim trapper but I think back in the day Case used to call them farmers knives?


That was never an "official" name like Case uses today. Ther term "farmer's knife" for the 48 pattern originated in the 1967 catalog, where Case started to put collector and user nicknames for some of the knives. This was to indicate what nicknames collectors had put on the knives (like the elephant toe nail and canoe) or to indicate what the common uses for the pattern were (electrician's, stockman's, etc).

For the single blade 048 pattern there was the notation

Stockman's
Truck Farmer's
Sportsman's

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:25 pm 
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robinetn wrote:
gino wrote:
I agree with Bob and I call it a slim trapper but I think back in the day Case used to call them farmers knives?


You're right gino . They were also called a "dixie switch" as some users would work on the backspring to make it a "quick opener" .

Bob


I know this thread is not very recent. But, if I may ask, does anyone here "work on the backsprings" of folders to make them easier to open?

I have a four-blade Congress knife that is so tough on my fingernails to open, I don't even enjoy getting it out of my knife drawer. :( It's nothing special but, I would like to have the springs weakened, if it's not cost-prohibitive.

Thanks, Bill


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