Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

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 Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby Brumbydownunder » Thu May 31, 2018 1:52 am

I have had this knife a while now and I'm hoping the Brains Trust here can just fill out some of the details for me.
I only have 6 Case knives and this one jumps out at me as being (to me at least) better quality than the rest (except for my Case/Bose)
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Really nice F & F, super slick action, and beaut extra details with nice swedges on all blades.
Am I right in assuming that Case knives from around this time were given extra care and attention or have I just got lucky with this particular knife?
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It would just be good to have a bit more knowledge about it.... any input much appreciated.

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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 am

Derek I believe that's one of the Case Classics. Don't know if it was made by Blue Grass or in house though.
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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby Rusty1 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:34 am

All the Case Classics were made by Queen Cutlery for Bluegrass except three models which were made by Case. There were many models made just do a google search and you can find out a lot of info for them. In the early nineties Case were not doing well on sales and the owner at the time Jim Parker had these knives made to entise sales albeit that they were not made by Case funnily enough. More info on this page as well.
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/co ... nce-guide/

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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby lbsmobile » Thu May 31, 2018 11:23 am

Hello, Derek

There were two series to the Case Classics Production. Your knife, the 340 pttern, is from Series Two. I've attached a picture of a matching serial numbered Eleven piece set showing Five jig bones, Four smooth bones and Two stags. The knife you have is the only knife with a bowtie shield and the only one with the CB XX Stamping. The 340 pattern also holds a unique status among other Classics in that the program officially ended with a total of 350 of the stag (5340) shown in the bottom right of the attached picture. The etch on its blade includes "Saved the best for last"

Super quality knife. Don't hesitate to pick one up for an EDC if the price is right.

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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby Brumbydownunder » Thu May 31, 2018 11:52 pm

Thanks Greg, Russell and ibsmobile ::tu:: Just the sort of info I was after...

I was pretty sure it just wasn't a run of the mill knife. That's a seriously nice collection of them ibs

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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby peanut740 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 am

Case made 4 Classic patterns in house,the 100 Saddlehorn,88 Congress,94 Gunboat and 54 trapper.All the others were made by Queen.
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Re: Case Bros Bradford 1996 ... Brains Trust ???

Postby junom » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 am

I'm sure about one thing ,don't try to get Case xx to repair one, I tried a few years back and I got a solid NO. George God bless


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