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Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:42 am
by Hesmikeb
I have 3 70s 63047 patterns that all measure 4 inches closed....I've seen some for sale that say the measurement is 3 7/8....are there variations within the same pattern number?

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:20 am
by Colonel26
You are correct in that a 63047 is 4” long. But a 6347 is 3 7/8” long, that’s probably what you’re seeing.

Additionally you’re 047 knives have a more slender California clip blade, while the 47 patter has a traditional, wider clip blade.

While I love both patterns, the discontinued 047 is a personal favorite of mine. We would love to see pictures of your knives!

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:01 pm
by knifeaholic
When I carefully measure each pattern, I get 3-7/8" closed for the 6347 and 3-15/16" closed for the 63047.

So they really were made on different tooling though with a similar appearance.

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:09 pm
by just bob
One thing I got into was I had a 64047 with a bad back handle. I bought a 6347 with bad blades thinking the handles would interchange and they will not. One is just a bit shorter than the other. You could make it work with some effort but they aren't the same.

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:20 pm
by jmh58
Thank You all for this info.. ::handshake:: Learn some thing new all the time!!! ::tu::
John :D

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:25 pm
by Hesmikeb
Thanks everybody.....enjoying this forum...hope the pictures show up

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:32 pm
by treefarmer
Yes Sir, the pictures showed up! Great lookin' Case knives. ::tu::
Lest we forget, ::welcome:: to AAPK. ::handshake::
Treefarmer

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:04 pm
by Hesmikeb
Had a similar experience with 6332 pattern....my 1972 is 3 5/8 and have a 79 6332 that is 3 1/2....same as a couple of my later 63032 patterns

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:08 pm
by jerryd6818
Indeed, welcome to AAPK. Grab a rack, stow your gear and stay a while. Glad to have ya.

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:22 pm
by knifeaholic
Hesmikeb wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Had a similar experience with 6332 pattern....my 1972 is 3 5/8 and have a 79 6332 that is 3 1/2....same as a couple of my later 63032 patterns
Explanation for that...when Case changed the tooling for the 32 pattern from the original style 32 to the new 032, about 5,000 to 6,000 of each (two blade and three blade) were made with the new tooling but with the old pattern number (6232 and 6332), before Case started stamping the new (62032 and 63032) pattern numbers. So the ones with the new tooling but the old number are "transition" knives.

Re: Case xx 63047 measurement closed

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:33 pm
by jwwood
When Case makes such a slight change in a pattern could it be to incorporate parts, blades, ect. from another pattern? This would be cost effective and would not require new tooling. ::facepalm::