Case "Jaguar" set

There were 37 knife patterns manufactured in the early to mid 1990s that make up the Case Classic line of knives. They are the product of Jim Parker's realization of a dream to replicate classic knives of many years past.
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Case "Jaguar" set

Postby zp4ja » Sat May 26, 2012 3:36 pm

I checked on the web and this forum and don't see many, if any, examples of the Jaguar. Then again most of my collection is earlier Case knives so I don't have a boatload of reference material on Classics. Anyone have any info on these besides the little that I have?

Looks like 7 handle variations were made. Stamps range from 1996 to 1997. All knives in set have SN 206. All have Jaguar etch of course. Interesting thing is that some of the knives were limited to 500 pieces and some to 1500 pieces, according to the little bit of info I have (catalog page in pic below). The catalog page mentions "Fourth edition of the Jaguar Series". Any idea as to value of the set (all are mint condition) given it appears to contain all knives in the set/series and all with the same serial number?

Any input and info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jerry
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby Classic Case » Sat May 26, 2012 4:08 pm

These are regular Case knives, and not Case Classics. I dont have any info on them,but it's a nice looking set. ::tu::
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby chautauqua » Sat May 26, 2012 4:17 pm

there just isn't very much info on the 51 patterns available even from case, i have a 51 pattern banana trapper proto listed on ebay right now and u would be amazed at how many people have told me its a fake as case hasn't made that pattern since the tested era because most of the books say that. or the ones that say im listing it wrong as they were classics made by parker i wish steve knifeaholic would have included them in his book because as low of production as case has made of these they should be the most sought after knives case has sold in the last 31 years
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby zp4ja » Sat May 26, 2012 4:29 pm

chautauqua wrote:there just isn't very much info on the 51 patterns available even from case, i have a 51 pattern banana trapper proto listed on ebay right now and u would be amazed at how many people have told me its a fake as case hasn't made that pattern since the tested era because most of the books say that. or the ones that say im listing it wrong as they were classics made by parker i wish steve knifeaholic would have included them in his book because as low of production as case has made of these they should be the most sought after knives case has sold in the last 31 years



Thanks for the input guys. Can you please post a link to the proto? What year was it made?
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby Classic Case » Sat May 26, 2012 4:31 pm

Could they be an exclusive series made for sheperd hills cutlery? I have no idea,but as they are the ones listed in the advertisment you posted,maybe they would have info? Just a thought. ::shrug::
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby zp4ja » Sat May 26, 2012 4:36 pm

Classic Case wrote:Could they be an exclusive series made for sheperd hills cutlery? I have no idea,but as they are the ones listed in the advertisment you posted,maybe they would have info? Just a thought. ::shrug::


Any good way to contact them?
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby Classic Case » Sat May 26, 2012 4:41 pm

You might start here. I have never contacted them, so I'm not sure.I have bought from them before with no problems though.
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby marksman1985 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:55 pm

The jaguar knives were offered in the late 90's from shepherd hills cutlery. If I remember correctly they were limited to 500? and the first 250 were serial numbered. I think that a even more limited number also came with scrolled bolsters - maybe the first 125?. You have the whole collection there, and I would say after over 20 years it is pretty rare to have a set of all matching serial numbers. I did an online search to see if any of these are still being sold but it was slim pickings. Shepherd hills cutlery auctioned a mother of pearl handled one last year that sold for almost $1400 alone. I'd say that you have a valuable set there to be proud to have in your collection or to fetch you a pretty penny if you wished to sell and found the right buyer. I had two or three of these back then with the intention of completing a set but never did. I sold the ones I had about fifteen years ago and remember getting about twice what I paid for them. I'm sure that they would fetch more than that now because of the unique pattern and desirable handle materials.

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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby doglegg » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:07 pm

marksman1985 wrote:The jaguar knives were offered in the late 90's from shepherd hills cutlery. If I remember correctly they were limited to 500? and the first 250 were serial numbered. I think that a even more limited number also came with scrolled bolsters - maybe the first 125?. You have the whole collection there, and I would say after over 20 years it is pretty rare to have a set of all matching serial numbers. I did an online search to see if any of these are still being sold but it was slim pickings. Shepherd hills cutlery auctioned a mother of pearl handled one last year that sold for almost $1400 alone. I'd say that you have a valuable set there to be proud to have in your collection or to fetch you a pretty penny if you wished to sell and found the right buyer. I had two or three of these back then with the intention of completing a set but never did. I sold the ones I had about fifteen years ago and remember getting about twice what I paid for them. I'm sure that they would fetch more than that now because of the unique pattern and desirable handle materials.

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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby zp4ja » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:00 am

marksman1985 wrote:The jaguar knives were offered in the late 90's from shepherd hills cutlery. If I remember correctly they were limited to 500? and the first 250 were serial numbered. I think that a even more limited number also came with scrolled bolsters - maybe the first 125?. You have the whole collection there, and I would say after over 20 years it is pretty rare to have a set of all matching serial numbers. I did an online search to see if any of these are still being sold but it was slim pickings. Shepherd hills cutlery auctioned a mother of pearl handled one last year that sold for almost $1400 alone. I'd say that you have a valuable set there to be proud to have in your collection or to fetch you a pretty penny if you wished to sell and found the right buyer. I had two or three of these back then with the intention of completing a set but never did. I sold the ones I had about fifteen years ago and remember getting about twice what I paid for them. I'm sure that they would fetch more than that now because of the unique pattern and desirable handle materials.


Thanks for the input Marksman! I don’t believe that they made any engraved models, at least I have not seen any data showing them in catalogs or internet.
Likely not many surviving full sets I imagine. Kills me when I see any FULL Case set being broken for a few extra bucks. That said, I do own some knives from broken sets.
My grandson owns the set now as I gifted it to him. When I gave it to him he got a lesson in how not to check if a knife is sharp. Looked away for a second and he drug his index finger parallel down the blade edge.

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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby Colonel26 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:38 am

Wow Jerry! That’s an impressive set of knives! And a great gift too for the grandson.
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Re: Case "Jaguar" set

Postby zp4ja » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:35 am

Colonel26 wrote:Wow Jerry! That’s an impressive set of knives! And a great gift too for the grandson.


Thanks Wade. If you look at last pic/ catalog cut lower right hand corner, you can see my Dad had marked of each as he got it and the price he paid. He reserved all the same serial number to complete the set. Took him 4 years as I recall as each knife in set was released incrementally and not the entire set all at once. Special set indeed. He was a patient man for the most part.
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