Case Knife Pattern Name Reference Guide

This page is an index of sorts where you can look up knife pattern names to see pictures & descriptions of them.  Most of the names that collectors use to describe certain knives vary at times. I have tried to include all of the names used by most collectors.

Case Knife Pattern Assortment

Please note that many patterns share the same name. Other patterns have their own unique name that is universally known and used by almost all collectors.

You will find information about popular knife patters like trappers, muskrats, congresses, stockmans, toothpicks as well as less known patterns like vest pocket axes, Texas Lockhorns, sidewinders & everything in between.

When you find all of the interesting patterns you like, be sure to stop by our store & shop for W.R. Case pocket knives to add some great looking unique Case pocket knives to your collection!

Click on one of the links below to view a description and picture of a pattern name that you are interested in. They are categorized alphabetically.

[A-C] [D-O] [P-S] [T-Z]


As you use this reference, keep in mind that most collectors categorize pocket knives into three categories; Jack Knives, Pen Knives, and Multi-bladed knives. Jack knives are usually single ended, meaning that their blades are hinged on the same side. Some larger double ended knives fall into this category as well. Pen knives are generally lighter weight double ended knives that have blades that open on both sides. Multi-bladed knives are those with more than two blades.