Case Classic? Lockback Whittler help please!

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 Classic? Lockback Whittler help please!

Postby dagunrunner » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:30 pm

Hey Guys,
Long time reader but 1st time poster here. Have been "accumulating" knives all my life but have narrowed my interest to Case so I can focus on more of a true collection than accumulation. Well, enough rambling. I am hoping someone can help me identify this knife. I have searched high and low online and just can't find anything on it. As shown in the pics, it is a cigar whittler with double spring lockback main blade. Tang stamps lead me to believe it is a classic but don't see this shield or exact pattern on any sites.

Thanks in advance for the help and Happy New Year!
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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:45 pm

Gun Runner, I wish I could help you with your knife but I'm not a Case guy. I can however welcome you to AAPK. I hope to "see your face" around here with some regularity. Happy New Year.
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Postby dagunrunner » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks JerryD! I look forward to learning and hopefully occasionally contributing. ::tu::

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Postby peanut740 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:15 pm

Gun runner I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that knife is a fake.Not a classic either.
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Postby Sanders Knives » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:45 pm

I didn't want to be the first to deliver the bad news but I agree with Peanut.

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Postby gmusic » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:15 pm

Sanders and Peanut got it right...........

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Postby dagunrunner » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:22 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am bummed to learn that it is a fake but I am intrigued.
Can anyone shed any light on these? Are these counterfeited overseas? The fit and finish are actually very nice so I am surprised. Thanks again.

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Postby lbsmobile » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:24 am

Gunrunner, can you give me the overall length of this knife? Also from the end of knife to the center of the lockback cutout. From either end is fine.
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Postby Shearer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:53 am

Here couple of listings for Frost knives it looks to be the same frames.See where the pins are in the handles
I don't collect Case knives so I could be wrong. ::shrug::
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Frost-Cutle ... SwHQ9Wa1-J

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Frost-Lock-Back ... Swa-dWkSkE


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Re: Case Classic? Lockback Whittler help please!

Postby peanut740 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:58 am

Case didn't make a lockback whittler.
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Postby Shearer » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:10 am

peanut740 wrote:Case didn't make a lockback whittler.


Did you mean in the Case Classic.

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Postby dagunrunner » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:25 pm

lbsmobile wrote:Gunrunner, can you give me the overall length of this knife? Also from the end of knife to the center of the lockback cutout. From either end is fine.


The overall length is 4 1/8". It is 1 1/2" from the tip of the bolster to the center of the lockback cutout from the main blade end.

Thanks again!!

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Re: Case Classic? Lockback Whittler help please!

Postby peanut740 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:19 am

Shearer wrote:
peanut740 wrote:Case didn't make a lockback whittler.


Did you mean in the Case Classic.

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Case or Case Classic.At least vintage Case, I don't know about recently made Case.
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Postby peanut740 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:20 am

peanut740 wrote:
Shearer wrote:
peanut740 wrote:Case didn't make a lockback whittler.


Did you mean in the Case Classic.

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Case or Case Classic.At least vintage Case, I don't know about recent production.
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Re: Case Classic? Lockback Whittler help please!

Postby dagunrunner » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:01 pm

Shearer wrote:Here couple of listings for Frost knives it looks to be the same frames.See where the pins are in the handles
I don't collect Case knives so I could be wrong. ::shrug::
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Frost-Cutle ... SwHQ9Wa1-J

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Frost-Lock-Back ... Swa-dWkSkE


Grant


Shearer, your are right. The knives are eerily similar. Did Frost ever make anything for Case?


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