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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:12 pm 
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I have this Case Office Knife from the 1940-1964 era. I understand that there were some reproductions in the '70s made in Germany.
Are the tangs stamped with country of origin? Can anyone give me any specifics on this one. I hope my pictures are here. First time posting.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:19 pm 
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What is the closed length? It is not a pattern that I have studied extensively so I am divided on that one based on the photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:27 pm 
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IT is a strong 3 3/4" closed. Both blades are stamped CASE over XX. No pattern number and the reverse tangs have nothing stamped.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I would say that its a fake for two reasons. One, it looks to be too narrow as compared to the real thing:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... Categories

Two, no Case XX knives had both blades stamped (with a very few special exceptions).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:44 pm 
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It is fake as can be.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:01 am 
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Good call Steve! I owned one of the fakes once (gave it to a friend who swore never to sell it) and it looked dead-on that one. There were no country of origin markings, just the usual Case stamping of the day. And....you're absoutely correct in that the thickness is the first give-away. Length seems to be okay and the knife is even pretty well made. Last I heard that because of their quality, even though they are known fakes, they supposedly are worth $50 in mint condition to a lot of collectors (yeah, that didn't sound right to me either, but I've heard it more than once). ::shrug:: Not a bad knife, but not a Case.

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There are other brands using the exact same knife. I believe they are Winchester and Remington, maybe others. I have seen one German brand made with the same knife.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:20 am 
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I have one exactly like it made by Cattaraugus. Its not in as good of shape but it is the real thing. It also has both blades stamped and its 3-3/4" long, though its not a case the two company's were closely related but the blades seem differently shaped on mine. I had a post on it awhile back with better pics if you want to check it out
hope that helps,
Bill
BTW Steve or Bob, i wouldn't mind getn rid of mine cause i'm more of a stag or bone handle kinda guy. PM me if your interested


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:05 pm 
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BillyD wrote:
I have one exactly like it made by Cattaraugus. Its not in as good of shape but it is the real thing. It also has both blades stamped and its 3-3/4" long, though its not a case the two company's were closely related but the blades seem differently shaped on mine. I had a post on it awhile back with better pics if you want to check it out
hope that helps,
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BTW Steve or Bob, i wouldn't mind getn rid of mine cause i'm more of a stag or bone handle kinda guy. PM me if your interested

BillyD,
Yours isn't the same. Compare the profiles of the two knives. The counterfiet Case is 'skinny' looking as opposed to yours having more of an oval shape.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:49 am 
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Gotcha.. your right I just meant its an example of what the style should look like but thx, I shoulda been more clear


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