Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Sun May 16, 2010 12:01 am

Reputed to be an earlier pattern than the more graceful Stockman, I like them both. The equal ender has a more "basic" look and feel that brings me back in time. Here are three from different eras.
An XX Redbone, a Tested Greenbone, and a W.R. Early Rodgers Bone.
Have you got any interesting 45s??
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby jmh58 » Sun May 16, 2010 12:33 am

::tu:: ::tu:: John
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby msteele6 » Sun May 16, 2010 11:32 am

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Some really great old cattle knives, Upnorth. Hard to decide which one is best.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby cbnutt » Tue May 18, 2010 1:29 am

::tu:: man those are nice !! i love stockmans, or cattle knifes. :)
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Jacknifeben » Tue May 18, 2010 3:03 am

no CASE but pretty old CATTARAUGUS
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Tue May 18, 2010 4:03 am

WHO let the Catt in??? :x

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Aimus Moses » Wed May 19, 2010 10:41 pm

Upnorth, not meaning to get off subject but do you have a picture handy of the Case, I think it was a cigar pattern, straight XX 40-64 tang stamped knife that has the transition Tested era shield on it? I remember looking at the knife in a post you made on here but I've searched for it again and can't seem to find it. It's a really nice knife. Thanks.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Thu May 20, 2010 3:01 am

Aimus, I think the bottom knife here has the shield you mean. But I think you mean a different knife. I'll look further.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Aimus Moses » Thu May 20, 2010 10:16 pm

Yes, it's a different knife that you have. It's tang stamped Case XX the 40-64 era and the shield has the closed C in the word Case like the Tested era shields have. It's a beautiful knife but I can't find the post where you showed it. I have been talking with a family member about transition knives and wanted to show him the Case XX era knife with a Tested era shield. My family member is getting into knife collecting and has asked me a lot of questions so I figured showing a picture is easier than just telling him about them. I like to help anyone that wants to get into the hobby. Thanks.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Sat May 22, 2010 12:05 am

These guys, Aimus??
An XX 6245 under a Tested 6245 1/2.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Aimus Moses » Sun May 23, 2010 2:35 am

The bottom knife be the bird Upnorth. A beautiful one too if I may say so. Thanks and I hope you don't mind me borrowing your picture. ::tu::

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Sun May 23, 2010 2:42 am

Aimus Moses wrote:The bottom knife be the bird Upnorth. A beautiful one too if I may say so. Thanks and I hope you don't mind me borrowing your picture. ::tu::

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No problem! Just give it back when you are done! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby upnorth » Sun May 23, 2010 6:11 pm

I've shown these elsewhere, but since we have this new Case section, I thought I'd add them to the "45" thread.
They are a little fancier than usual, with the Bomb shield with "CASE" in reverse on it, and you can't see them in this pic, but the center liners are milled or "coined".
Purty knives, IMO!
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sat May 29, 2010 10:19 pm

This ol' cat was well loved! Still has great snap for an old boy. Looks like the only brass used in it's manufacture was the rocker pin. A wartime model perhaps?
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Teleman » Sun May 30, 2010 8:06 pm

The "45" is a pattern I really like. Being a newbie I have none to show (Case that is) but I'll bet it won't be too lonf B4 I add one to my fledgling collection.
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