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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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:00 am

Greg, I've been watching for pictures of a 45 coming out of Ga


Jerry H. according to USPS it has arrived at my abode, unfortunately I have not. ::uc::
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:39 pm

Well I finally arrived and she was patiently waiting on me. Here she is.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:18 pm

Greg beautiful knife! Looks to be in wonderful condition. Is it the original finish on the blades? Long pull on a spear blade is a nice combination. I like the thin profile of these 2 blade models combined with the sturdiness of a strong backspring.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby royal0014 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:18 pm

That 'un was worth the wait!
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:25 pm

Jerry I was surprised at the slimness of the knife. What a wonderful carry knife that would make although I don't think this one will see any duty. It does appear to be the original finish as you can see a slight rub mark on the secondary blade. I am very Happy with this one.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:57 am

Finally I can join, my first cattle knife
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:25 am

Zach, very nice example. ::tu:: It looks well cared for - I like those pointy blade tips!

Thanks to Harold stockman I have a new addition to my 45 collection. This is a Case Bradford 06245 with green Rogers bone. The pen blade is stamped with the 06245 pattern number which is common on Bradford era knives.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:38 am

That's a sweet knife!!

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby stockman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Jerry, Happy that you purchased that 45 from me. I always liked it because it was survivor, never refinished like many
of the old Case knives. Lightly used oiled and cared for over many years.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:20 pm

6345 1/2 rough black
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby steve99f » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Beautiful knives gentlemen, excuse the drool. ::tu::
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:31 am

Zach, the rough black Tested XX 45 1/2 is a very nice example! It looks very well cared for. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:27 am

RalphAlsip wrote:Zach, the rough black Tested XX 45 1/2 is a very nice example! It looks very well cared for. ::tu:: ::tu::



Thanks!

This will replaced the jigged spear LP 45 in my rough black collection.

Pics of that 45 are in this thread, if anyone have an equal conditioned rough black knife I'd be willing to deal.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Lansky1 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 am

The 45 is such a classic knife ... whats not to like. Does anyone know the history of why it was discontinued and why they never seem to bring it back ? It kind of irks me ... arguably the most desirable Case pattern of all time has been all but forgotten (except by us in the know) ... thx.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby knifeaholic » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:34 pm

This is a scarce one - first I have ever seen exactly like this.

Two things are unusual:

It is the "military" 45 pattern, but all of those that I have seen so far have a spear master. This one has a clip.

It has what I consider to be the third variation of older Case rough black. The first two are pictured in my book and can bee seen in this thread. The two most commonly seen variations are the "worm groove" style that appears to be a hard rubber material and the jigged type that appears to be an early (pre-Delrin) plastic.

This "third" variation has similar jigging to that of Case Tested era green bone, and it appears to be a hard rubber material. I have seen this material only on the 31 spear master two-blade military jack and the 45 military 3-blade cattle pattern.
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