kootenay joe wrote:I am not a Case collector but "611 1/2 L" does not look like a regular Case pattern number. Could this be a contract knife from when Jim Parker owned Case ?
Surely one of the Case collector guys knows about this knife ?
I agree you'd think someone who collects the newer Case knives should know about them. That's why I am surprised there is so little about the Cub on the Case Collectors Club Forum, as most of those who post there collect newer knives. From what I can deduce these were made since 2000 - long after Parker's time.
The Cheetah pattern was a 111-1/2 (6111-1/2 for bone, 5111-1/2 for stag). So I guess they just shortened it to 11-1/2 for the Cub. The first "1" being the number of blades, would mean the handle die (pattern) number was "1" also (as in the second "1"). The 1/2 denotes a clip master blade in Case language.
Which would mean the Cub pattern number is "1". If that's the case then its the first pattern "1" I know of. Historically the Case "01" pattern has been a small pen knife.