Dating a Circle "C"

There were 37 knife patterns manufactured in the early to mid 1990s that make up the Case Classic line of knives. They are the product of Jim Parker's realization of a dream to replicate classic knives of many years past.
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Dating a Circle "C"

Postby riverdive » Sat May 07, 2016 1:29 am

I have a chance to purchase this Case, Ladies Leg Pocket knife but it is in rough shape and without owning it I cannot clean it up for better photos of the tang stamp. Looks like BM 1097 or RM 097 ??

Any help as to its age and value would be greatly appreciated

Thanks for any help, Tom
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Re: Dating a Circle "C"

Postby FRJ » Sat May 07, 2016 1:36 am

Welcome here, Tom.
Someone will be by to answer your question. Hang in here.
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Re: Dating a Circle "C"

Postby robinetn » Sat May 07, 2016 1:51 am

Welcome to AAPK ! Your knife is a RM 1097 made 1920 - 1930 . The value in mint cond. Is approx. $600 , but in the cond. shown , I think that $100 +/- would be reasonable . The used cond. value given is my opinion only and it may be worth more to someone who is not too concerned with the condition .
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Re: Dating a Circle "C"

Postby olderdogs1 » Sat May 07, 2016 2:18 am

I agree with Bob on all points. The RM stands for Red Mottled, the handle color. Some call it Christmas Tree. The 1 means it has 1 blade, and 097 is the pattern number, a large leg knife. Case made that pattern way back in the early days as well.

Tom

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Re: Dating a Circle "C"

Postby FRJ » Sat May 07, 2016 2:50 am

Doesn't it say CASE in that first tang picture?

EDIT: I misread the response. Sorry. ::facepalm::
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Re: Dating a Circle "C"

Postby riverdive » Sat May 07, 2016 12:33 pm

Thanks for all the knowledge you guys have...very much appreciated.

Also this site is great with photos, being able to enlarge them to view!


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