Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:25 pm

All, thank you for the gracious comments.

Here are pictures of 2 green bone Case XX 06245 DG (dog grooming) patterns. One of them is stamped Case XX the other one has no stamping whatsoever, but I believe it is a Case knife. The unstamped knife has blade etching that says "Stevens Dog Stripper". The Case stamped example has a main Spear blade and secondary grooming/stripping blade. On the Stevens example, both blades are grooming / stripping blades. It is interesting that both examples have blank shields. I have seen blank shields on Case Tested and earlier knives, but these knives are the first that I can recall a blank shield on a Case XX. Please share insights related to blank shields on XX knives.

The teeth on the grooming blades seem pretty fragile, so I'm guessing these knives are unused because the teeth are straight and all there (unlike mine :) ).

Thanks for looking.
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Case XX 06245 DG (SFO for Stevens)

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:48 pm

Jerry I haven't found that app yet so let me go ahead and say OUTSTANDING! ::tu::
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby jlw257 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:10 pm

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

Postby zp4ja » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:12 pm

Nice grooming knives Jerry.
I had heard in some cases on contract knives, The Shield was installed backwards. Another words the case name and lettering is facing towards the scale
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby rexstubbins » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:05 am

RalphAlsip wrote:All, thank you for the gracious comments.

Here are pictures of 2 green bone Case XX 06245 DG (dog grooming) patterns. One of them is stamped Case XX the other one has no stamping whatsoever, but I believe it is a Case knife. The unstamped knife has blade etching that says "Stevens Dog Stripper". The Case stamped example has a main Spear blade and secondary grooming/stripping blade. On the Stevens example, both blades are grooming / stripping blades. It is interesting that both examples have blank shields. I have seen blank shields on Case Tested and earlier knives, but these knives are the first that I can recall a blank shield on a Case XX. Please share insights related to blank shields on XX knives.

The teeth on the grooming blades seem pretty fragile, so I'm guessing these knives are unused because the teeth are straight and all there (unlike mine :) ).

Thanks for looking.


Hey Ralph - according to Steve Pfeiffer it is a Case. Looks like the one I have. Nice looking 45DG's. Here is mine: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=40189&hilit=dog+stripper
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:25 am

Rex, thanks for pointing me to your knife. The 2 Stevens Dog Strippers look like brothers. Glad to get confirmation it was made by Case and see the other comments about shields and the Stevens company.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby espn77 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:40 am

Im with Greg OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:52 am

Jerry, all I can say is wow! ::woot:: You must have searched far and wide to find those rare wonders.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:46 am

Keith and Ken, thank you for the encouragement. Ken, I had been looking for a DG example for a few years with no luck. Then I found the knife with the Stevens etch and in a matter of a few days the Case stamped one kinda found me. It's great when good luck happens.

An old farmer in Illinois many years ago asked me if I knew the definition of the word "serendipity". I said no I didn't. He told me that serendipity is when you are looking for a needle in the haystack and you find the farmer's daughter. :)

The reason for that little tangent is because I now have a 2nd etched blade 45 pattern (the Stevens dog groomer is the first). Here is a Case Bradford 6345 1/2 P etched from a company in Ottumwa, IA. The handles are Rogers bone which is another first in my 45 collection. The oval shield has raised letters and all the blades are stamped including the pattern number 6345 1/2 P on the punch.

Coincidentally, the punch on this has a needle tip :)
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby peanut740 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:27 am

Jerry that is a hell of a knife.It has all the bells and whistles. ::tu:: ::drool::
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby stockman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:50 pm

Jerry that knife is unreal, the best 45 i've seen.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:57 pm

Jerry you have probably already looked this up but McCarroll Bros. Was a hardware concern in 1918 in Ottumwa. Great Knife! Keep them coming buddy.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby stockman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:52 pm

I have a few 45's, can't compete with Jerry he is the best. Here is one. Hope I haven't posted it already. A so-so knife.
Top picture is a mistake, a different 45.
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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby olderdogs1 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:36 pm

Great examples guys. ::tu::

Jerry, you are lucky Roger "Peanut740" didn't fine that etched 45 1st. I can imagine trying to pry that one out of his hands.

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Re: Cattle Knives, 45 pattern!

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:30 am

Many thanks for the gracious comments...

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

Harold, your scout knife is very nice and I have seen you post some other beauties - especially this one: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=45633&p=463061&hilit=cattle#p463061

Tom, If the knife would have had an etch with an Ohio location or if it would have been a Maher & Grosh, then I'm pretty sure ol' peanut740 would be in possession and it would probably take 2 trucks from Fort Knox to haul it away :)


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