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ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:47 pm
by Rooster73
Hi Folks,

I’m fairly new to the hobby and recently acquired the pictured knife from an auction. I was curious of the style, model and handle materials. There are no markings other than “Case TestedXX”.

I appreciate your experience and feedback.

Dennis
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Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:02 pm
by Mumbleypeg
Welcome to AAPK. The knife looks like a pattern 62025-1/2, with rough black handles. If so it should be 3 inches closed length. The knife has what is called a “Tested block letter” shield, which in my experience is fairly common for Tested era knives having rough black handles. Your knife is what is called a “barehead” jack because it does not have a bottom, or end, bolster. Case made the same basic knife with bottom bolster, which is a 6225-1/2. The zero in the middle of the pattern number denotes a variation (in this case the lack of a bottom bolster) from the normal pattern.

Just a semi-educated guess for what it’s worth (not much :lol: ) is the knife was probably made about the time of WWII. Some believe the rough black (synthetic imitation jigged bone) was used during that time because of difficulty obtaining genuine bone. Also the bolster could have been eliminated due to shortage of materials needed to make nickel silver used to make bolsters. This is all hypothetical however. There are no known factory or catalog records to verify.

Nice find! ::tu::

Ken

Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:05 pm
by TPK
Rooster73 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Hi Folks,

I’m fairly new to the hobby and recently acquired the pictured knife from an auction. I was curious of the style, model and handle materials. There are no markings other than “Case TestedXX”.

I appreciate your experience and feedback.
Hello Rooster73 & Welcome to the AAPK! ::handshake:: We're glad you came! ::nod::

Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:28 pm
by RalphAlsip
Rooster73 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Welcome to AAPK. The knife looks like a pattern 62025-1/2, with rough black handles. If so it should be 3 inches closed length.
I agree 100% with what Mumbleypeg said. Here is a picture from Sargent's 7th edition of Guide to Knives and Razors with a reference picture. Welcome to AAPK and wishing you luck in finding more great knives.

Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:54 pm
by QTCut5
Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Just a semi-educated guess for what it’s worth (not much :lol: ) is the knife was probably made about the time of WWII.
The shield appears to have a "open C" which I have read means it was made towards the later part of the Tested era...exactly as Ken suggested.

Welcome to AAPK, Dennis. ::welcome::

Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:45 am
by jwwood
Nice knife. Welcome to AAPK. jwwood

Re: ID Help: Case TestedXX - New Collector

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:24 pm
by doglegg
Congrats Rooster73 on picking up a sweet old knife. And Welcome. ::handshake::