Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:58 pm

knifeaholic wrote: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.


Nice find, I posted one a few pages back; had the long pull spear and a shield on the jigged black, I found that odd since that material was usually run on cheap knives.. Which didn't usually have LP or shield.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby zp4ja » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:31 am

knifeaholic wrote: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.


Hey Steve,

Interesting knife. Thanks for posting. I believe this is the 63045 Military 3 Blade Cattle pattern to which you are referring. Parkers Guide lists as Imitation Bone as I recall. Interesting handles not sure what the heck the material is. She is an old TESTED unused, tight and not cleaned or sharpened example though.

Thanks for posting that knife. Love seeing the old CASE knives never observed before.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby XxTestedxX » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:04 pm

zp4ja wrote:
knifeaholic wrote: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.


Hey Steve,

Interesting knife. Thanks for posting. I believe this is the 63045 Military 3 Blade Cattle pattern to which you are referring. Parkers Guide lists as Imitation Bone as I recall. Interesting handles not sure what the heck the material is. She is an old TESTED unused, tight and not cleaned or sharpened example though.

Thanks for posting that knife. Love seeing the old CASE knives never observed before.

Jerry


Similar one here, this material doesn't shrink like some of the similar stuff found on the 31 and scout patterns
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:30 pm

Yes the last two posted have what I call #2, the plastic-like material. My posted knife has a material that is still different from that.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:30 pm

Well about half way through my lawn mowing endeavor The skies darkened and a deluge ensued. So I took that as a sign from the knife gods that I should go inside and take some pictures of my knives. :D Here are the 45's I've managed to accumulate so far.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby olderdogs1 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Super nice knives, Greg ::tu::

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:09 pm

Greg, very nice! I like seeing the pictures stacked like that. It helps me understand why I favor a long pull by being able to see exactly what the differences are.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby zp4ja » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:35 am

gsmith7158 wrote:Well about half way through my lawn mowing endeavor The skies darkened and a deluge ensued. So I took that as a sign from the knife gods that I should go inside and take some pictures of my knives. :D Here are the 45's I've managed to accumulate so far.


Very nice Greg. That with with the punch Floats my boat highest. All are just darn fine no doubt. Just drawn to that one of the bunch personally.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby zp4ja » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:05 pm

CASE XX 02245

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby royal0014 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:03 am

:shock:

Absolute stunner there Jerry!
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby zp4ja » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:33 pm

royal0014 wrote: :shock:

Absolute stunner there Jerry!
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Thanks. I appreciate the compliment.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:39 pm

Jerry your 02245 budding and grafting knife is very nice and very rare!

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby zp4ja » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:18 am

RalphAlsip wrote:Jerry your 02245 budding and grafting knife is very nice and very rare!


Thanks Ralph! It is a mint and very rare one. Book value is a joke in my opinion. They just are not around and not in this condition.

That said, that knife is one of my favorites. Either in my pocket when I am gone, cold when they warm me in the hot oven or going to my Grandson that will understand what he has. I am leaning toward the former not the latter. That knife is not going anywhere besides those two options.

Thanks for the compliment! Regards, Nevada Jerry
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Jdub » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:19 am

I just got this one. Really like it.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Railsplitter » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:12 pm

Jerry, I guess it's a small world after all. I stumbled upon one just like yours a few years ago. We are both very fortunate to own these as I was also told that it's a very rare knife. ::tu::
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