Hugh_Glass wrote:Glad everyone is enjoying them! I’ve been looking on Case College, but couldn’t identify this one other than the Sabre blade, the date of manufacture, and the coffin style. What is the correct name for a knife where the blade doesn’t fold, but extends from the body?
Scarce knife. That pattern us called a "push button blade slide knife". Pattern number is PBB1050, per old Case catalogs. Handles are called imitation onyx in the Case catalogs. By the way collectors usually call the shape "Coke bottle", not coffin. There's a definite but subtle difference.
I have one just like it except the pattern number is PBB1050F (F for fish). The backside of the blade is a fish scaler.
Looking back, most of his collecting was done prior to knives hitting the internet. I can still remember fetching mailing lists with horrible photocopied images and lists on news print from the mail box
Much of my collection dates from the same timeframe. I still have some of those old photocopied mailing lists.
Edit - looks like Jerry and I were posting at the same time. With regard to the pattern number, Sargent's Guide
lists it as PB91050 which is logical, with the "9" being the correct designator for the handle material. However old catalogs show it as PBB1050. Although I've not seen it described, my guess is "PBB" stands for Push Button Blade. Scarce knife either way!