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.
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)
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?
It would just be good to have a bit more knowledge about it.... any input much appreciated.
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/
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.
Ron M. *Looking for Wendell Carson - Sleeveboard Pens.