Case Classics STILL undervalued.

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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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby Dinadan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:04 pm

What prices did Case Classics actually sell for when first released ? (i.e. not MRSP but actual amounts paid)
And what were the production numbers for some of the patterns ? (e.g. 100, 1000, 10,000 ??)

I have wondered about that myself. To me, the Classics are over priced today at $130 to $170 more or less, at least for whittlers. Just what did they sell for when new? In reference to what I said last year about collectible knives not gaining value, at least in the short term: I have several knives made as collectibles by Boker, Schrade, and Queen that are decades old mint condition, and I am certain that I got them for a lot less than they originally sold for.

I agree with Q that photos are good, so here is my one and only.
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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:04 am

Nice bone on that one, Mel.

Here's my current collection of classic wharncliffe whittlers.

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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby kenny7478 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:11 pm

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Don't know much about these knives

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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby Lansky1 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 pm

ilikeknives wrote: I considered myself very fortunate to have held and owned these knives. I would love to sell the ten or so I have left, but not at a buck fifty for an 88 pattern mint with low production numbers.


I think the "buck fifty" is (and always was) well beyond the means of most knife guys - that pool is inherently small to begin with. I think the current interest has shifted to GEC by those with that kind of disposable knife income.
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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:05 am

kenny7478 wrote:case c.JPGDSCN0389 (2).JPGDSCN0391 (2).JPGDSCN0392 (4).JPG Don't know much about these knives

Neither do I except that I don't think they're Case Classics. Look like more recent standard Case production to me.

Post some better pictures (close ups of the knives themselves without the clamshell containers) in the Case Knife Collectors forum viewforum.php?f=66. Include pictures of the tang stampings and any box labels if you have them. Someone there will probably know about them.

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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby Dinadan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:39 am

Lansky1 wrote:
ilikeknives wrote: I considered myself very fortunate to have held and owned these knives. I would love to sell the ten or so I have left, but not at a buck fifty for an 88 pattern mint with low production numbers.

I think the "buck fifty" is (and always was) well beyond the means of most knife guys - that pool is inherently small to begin with. I think the current interest has shifted to GEC by those with that kind of disposable knife income.

I agree completely, John. Maybe if the Classics were really made by Case they would sell better since it seems, to me at least, that Case knives in general command an overly high price.
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Re: Case Classics STILL undervalued.

Postby peanut740 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:09 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
kenny7478 wrote:case c.JPGDSCN0389 (2).JPGDSCN0391 (2).JPGDSCN0392 (4).JPG Don't know much about these knives

Neither do I except that I don't think they're Case Classics. Look like more recent standard Case production to me.

Post some better pictures (close ups of the knives themselves without the clamshell containers) in the Case Knife Collectors forum viewforum.php?f=66. Include pictures of the tang stampings and any box labels if you have them. Someone there will probably know about them.

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