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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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New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:35 am

Hello to anyone reading this first off,

I am new to the site and working my way through finding out how it all works. I just thought I would see what kind of response, if any, I would get. I have been collecting since I was very young and finally decided to get into the case classic frenzy after doing a bit of reading and researching the knives as a whole. I feel like a lot of people around my age (A Millennial) are not into collecting knives? I could be very wrong I just do not have friends that are really into it, I guess.

I have found a new love for the Jumbo trappers from 1992 with acrylic handles. Very rare knives I have noticed over my first couple months looking for them. I have bought two so far and love them. A nice tight, larger sized, colorful knife in my opinion.

Curious about what you guys think of them and just trying to get involved on the board topics and discussions.

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby edge213 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Welcome to AAPK. I personally don't have any Case Classics in my collection. I have handled quite a few though. I like them just never have bought any.
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby gmusic » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:16 pm

Hello there Wolfeman92, welcome to the site!

The Classics are very good knives the majority of them being made by Queen Cutlery after the blow up at W.R. Case and Sons. You happen to have fallen for one of the 4 patterns that Case did make in house before the switch over. There are a couple of very knowledgeable Case Classic guys that visit here, perhaps they'll chime in. If your going to be a serious CC collector you need the Case Classic "Longhaul" book if you don't have it already.


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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby rea1eye » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:27 pm

What are the Case Classics? Patterns of knives built in the early 1990's?

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:40 pm

Bob, yes roughly 1990-1998 from what I understand

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:00 pm

Gmusic,

I would love to post pictures of them, if only I could figure it out. Also in reply to your comment about the "Best in the Longhaul Book", I have read through what little of it I could find online. Would love to find a copy that wouldn't break the bank too awful bad.

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby gmusic » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:40 am

rea1eye wrote:What are the Case Classics? Patterns of knives built in the early 1990's?

Bob


Bob, the "Case Classics" was a line of knives produced in the 90s patterned after turn of the century knife patterns and brought back to life by Jim Parker when he owned W.R. Case and Sons. The project was completed by Queen Cutlery after Parker's bankruptcy and subsequent sale of W.R. Case and Sons. There were many other knives made by Case in the 90s! The Classics have the tell tail tang stamps to help identify them.
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby gmusic » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:45 am

Wolfeman92 wrote:Gmusic,

I would love to post pictures of them, if only I could figure it out.

Wolfeman



Check out this thread for posting pictures Wolfeman. Good luck with the book........

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:20 pm

Gmusic,

Luckily I found a "steel" on the book online last night. Are corny jokes allowed on here? Here are a few pictures of the jumbo trappers. Sorry for the terrible photography skills in advance.
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby peanut740 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:07 pm

gmusic wrote:Hello there Wolfeman92, welcome to the site!

The Classics are very good knives the majority of them being made by Queen Cutlery after the blow up at W.R. Case and Sons. You happen to have fallen for one of the 4 patterns that Case did make in house before the switch over. There are a couple of very knowledgeable Case Classic guys that visit here, perhaps they'll chime in. If your going to be a serious CC collector you need the Case Classic "Longhaul" book if you don't have it already.


We love pictures.................!!

Case made the 54 pattern trapper.Queen made the jumbo trapper. ::tu::
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby black1970 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:34 pm

Be careful not to put those knives in close proxsimity to each other or in a closed space. They give off a carosive gas that will do damage to them. I learned the hard way. I will NOT collect any more of them.
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby gmusic » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:01 am

Nice knives Wolfman! Corny jokes are allowed absolutely. Your pictures will get better and better............


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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:50 am

Black1970,

Are they not acrylic, which I understand to be different than celluloid? Or was I mistaken?

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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby peanut740 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:41 am

Wolfeman several are celluloid but I believe the ones you have shown are acrylic and they don't gas out.. ::tu::
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Re: New to Case Classics

Postby Wolfeman92 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:49 am

Thanks peanut.

Although I am young and well read collector I always like knowing from wiser and better educated collectors. To my knowledge, the difference between acrylic and celluloid jumbo trappers from 1992 is the blade. Acrylic having the "xx" blade engraving, and celluloid having the "w.r. case and sons" script on the blade. Even if they share many color patterns.

Thanks for all the input, I love the forum already


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