Loading



All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Posts: 7
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.


Attachments:
a 539.jpg
a 539.jpg [ 116.19 KiB | Viewed 539 times ]
a 540.jpg
a 540.jpg [ 115.09 KiB | Viewed 539 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:41 am
Posts: 2708
Location: Central Massachusetts
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.

_________________
Steve Pfeiffer, author of Collecting Case Knives: Identification and Price Guide released October 1, 2009.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Posts: 1192
Images: 0
Location: North East Tennessee
What is the length of the knife in the closed position ?

Bob R.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Posts: 7
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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Posts: 7
The closed length is 3 3/4"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Posts: 1192
Images: 0
Location: North East Tennessee
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 .

Bob R. (RIDGEWOOD CUTLERY)


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Posts: 7
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.


Attachments:
a 570.jpg
a 570.jpg [ 150.33 KiB | Viewed 518 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Posts: 1192
Images: 0
Location: North East Tennessee
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 .

Bob R.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:51 pm
Posts: 1327
Images: 239
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Bret & I sold this one on ebay this year in the spring. I believe it brought about 168.00.


Attachments:
P4050115.JPG
P4050115.JPG [ 906.56 KiB | Viewed 442 times ]
P4050117.JPG
P4050117.JPG [ 900.41 KiB | Viewed 442 times ]
P4050116.JPG
P4050116.JPG [ 911.65 KiB | Viewed 442 times ]

_________________
"Making miracles is hard work, most people give up before they happen." - Sheryl Crow
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:57 pm
Posts: 1281
Images: 2
Location: SC
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::

_________________
Bonehead

America's 'FINEST' Vintage Cutlery
6807


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 313 Mike, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], philco and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group