ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

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ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby Tinker » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:53 pm

I am trying to id a Case knife. It is Case Tested XX. I believe it to be a bomb shield, which I think dates the knife between 1920-1925. I also believe it to be a bare-head. I found this information just by searching around, I really know nothing about knifes. I am interested in the style of the knife and the handle material. And of course a value would be good. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby knifeaholic » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:15 pm

Hi;

Your knife appears to be a 62031-1/2 barehead jack pattern (would be 3-3/4" closed), circa 1920's to WWII. The "bomb" shield is scarce on older Case knives, but I do not know that the bomb shield dates the knife to any more precise time period.
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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby robinetn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:17 pm

What is the length of the knife in the closed position ?

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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby Tinker » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:20 pm

Thank you for your help. I found the info. on the dates for the bomb shield at the following http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/wr_ ... hields.php

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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby Tinker » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:21 pm

The closed length is 3 3/4"

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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby robinetn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Tinker wrote:The closed length is 3 3/4"


Given the length of your knife , I concur with Steve's opinion that it is a 6231-1/2 . In the condition it is in , it is probably worth $100 - $150 . In mint condition it would probably bring $200 - $300 .

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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby Tinker » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:03 pm

Thank you all for the great info. Does anybody know what these markings on the tang on the left in the photo should read, it looks like maybe a 5 and a C.
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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby robinetn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:50 pm

Tinker wrote:Thank you all for the great info. Does anybody know what these markings on the tang on the left in the photo should read, it looks like maybe a 5 and a C.


There shouldn't be any markings there . It looks as if someone "personalized" it .

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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby knifegirl888 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:15 am

Bret & I sold this one on ebay this year in the spring. I believe it brought about 168.00.
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Re: ID please. Case Tested XX,Bomb Shield,Bare-head

Postby bonehead » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:45 pm

Tinker wrote:Thank you all for the great info. Does anybody know what these markings on the tang on the left in the photo should read, it looks like maybe a 5 and a C.


The "C" that can be seen on this tang is of the script that Case used for the C in "Case" ::shrug::
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