Case Russlock knives

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 Russlock knives

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Sut Tatersaul wrote:The knife shown in your reference, is one of the green colors, that i like, but that knife has a "clip point" blade. I am trying to find out if Case ever offered a "drop point" Russlock knife, in those light green colors. I have found one, that was offered by Case, with the "drop point" blade, but the blade was serrated. I know that I'm making this confusing, but, Did Case ever offer their Russlock knife, in light green colors, with a drop point, blade that was not serrated? Sorry about my confusing questions, but I don't care for the "clip Point"blades, and already have enough of them. I also don't care for blades with serrated edges. Here is a knife of the type I would like to find, but, would like it to have lite green scales. I hope that you folks bear with me. Thanks.

Closest I've seen is one of the Russlock drop-points I currently own, a light sea blue jigged bone but not much of a green hue like the blue-green appaloosa knives of the 1990s featured. It's more of a natural powder blue color.

I usually snap up green-handled Case knives, and I prefer the Russlock drop-point profile to the deep Bowie clip blade, but as of yet I have not seen anything that fits this description.
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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby Winnipeg Gentleman » Wed May 09, 2018 8:08 am

Barnwood, a while ago you posted a picture of your Russlock collection, the one that has several Russlocks in the large Russlock-shaped wooden case.

I remember seeing that on TV, on a knife-selling show called "Cutlery Corner." Is that where you bought that from?

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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby barnwood42 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 am

[quote="Winnipeg Gentleman"]Barnwood, a while ago you posted a picture of your Russlock collection, the one that has several Russlocks in the large Russlock-shaped wooden case.

I remember seeing that on TV, on a knife-selling show called "Cutlery Corner." Is that where you bought that from?

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Winnipeg Gentleman I bought my Russlock wooden display an knives from the Case Collector magazine..
Since buying mine I have seen 1 on E-Bay and one at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby stagman » Fri May 11, 2018 12:41 am

Mind ya I do not have a personal opinion either way on the Case Russlock
But Doggone...that Stag one that QTCUT has with no bolster on it,,
I can't help it,, thats a looker in my book !!! Gorgeous Stag !!!

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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby barnwood42 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:53 pm

stagman wrote:Mind ya I do not have a personal opinion either way on the Case Russlock
But Doggone...that Stag one that QTCUT has with no bolster on it,,
I can't help it,, thats a looker in my book !!! Gorgeous Stag !!!

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That's what I thought. So I bought it from him. Thanks again QTCUT.

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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby stagman » Sat May 12, 2018 12:23 am

Lucky fella there Barnwood ::tu::

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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby QTCut5 » Sun May 13, 2018 1:56 am

barnwood42 wrote:
stagman wrote:Mind ya I do not have a personal opinion either way on the Case Russlock
But Doggone...that Stag one that QTCUT has with no bolster on it,,
I can't help it,, thats a looker in my book !!! Gorgeous Stag !!!

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That's what I thought. So I bought it from him. Thanks again QTCUT.


You are very welcome. And thank YOU, barnwood42; after I saw the way you opened that baby with one hand, I knew it was meant to be yours. If I had any more RussLocks I would just send them to you because clearly you are the "RussLock Whisperer". ::not_worthy::
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Re: Case Russlock knives

Postby Winnipeg Gentleman » Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 am

QTCut5:

I saw the pictures you posted of your old Russlock knives, the ones you said you sold a long time ago. They were all very nice, but the following two really stood out for me as being exceptionally beautiful:

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The pearl one's color scheme and designs on the handle look great, and the wood one is not only beautiful but also quite unusual and uncommon. (An honorable mention goes to the fancy blue-and white one in a wide 'V' pattern on the handle, the one in the middle of several others, that one was gorgeous, as well). It's hard to believe you actually got rid of those exceptionally beautiful and rare knives. Since they're most likely quite hard to find, do you regret at all giving them away or selling them?

The only Russlock I have is this cranberry Case XX with the silver script shield:

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It's true they're rather difficult to open, but the contours of the handle do feel great in the hand. The majority of my knife collection is comprised mostly of stilettos because I've always loved knives that have that slick-and-sleek look. Russlocks definitely have that same slick-and-sleek look, what with the thin and subtly-upswept curve of the blade, and how the extended tang flows into the handle when opened.

The only aspect of Russlocks that I don't really care for is the rounded part underneath that has to be pushed to unlock the blade. I know it's necessary for functionality, but still, it does somewhat detract from the slick-and-sleek flowing look of the knife from top-to-bottom.

Regardless, your Russlocks were great to see, and I hope you (and everyone else) enjoyed seeing my cranberry one.

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