CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

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CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:14 am

Would love to see some CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetahs.

Would especially like to see some TESTED and pre TESTED era examples if you have them. But, please show them all. I personally collect/ hunt down the pre 1981 examples. My favorite frame. Please post what you have.

EDIT Any idea on the purpose of this knife? In other words, what task was it made to perform. Self defense?
Thanks, Jerry

Here is the 1981 6111-1/2. Discontinued in late 1981 according to the books. Talked to a couple of experts/dealers when I was looking for it and they both commented " Scarce". Maybe since the year they discontinued and possibly reduction in numbers produced based on that. Interesting jig pattern.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby vieu101 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:13 am

Very nice Jerry,You sure do know how to pick some fine case I only have 1 and its a user I picked up at a yard sale not mint but i do like her
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:23 pm

Knice knife vieu! Like the handle color. What year is she? Tempted to EDC this frame. Maybe I will someday. Bad Ass knife in my opinion.

Working from 1981 back. Here is the 1980 10 dot (all dots visible) 6111-1/2L...
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:44 pm

1979 6111-1/2. I like the white around the edges on this knife.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:02 pm

One more for now. 1978 2 dot 6111-1/2 with some awesome bone handles. Mark side has a lot of white. Pile side, the areas that have white has a blueish tint to them.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:39 pm

Some more..

Man! No other knives like this out there??? I guess they are more valuable than I thought. Just kidding, please post a few.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby Billswfl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:05 pm

Jerry you have some beautiful knives. I have two, one is a 1977 unused and a 1975 that I picked up in a hardware store. I asked if they had any and after looking he pulled out a full box of six. I bought all six and started carrying one and sold the rest to a couple of friends, wish I had kept them all.

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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:28 am

Hey Bill,

Beautiful 1997 11-1/2! Pretty bone. I have the stag as shown but don't have the 77' in bone. Gotta pick one up.

As for the 1975, nice EDC. Is the handle delrin? Hard to tell with my eyes. Can see that it still in awesome condition for a carry knife though.

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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby Billswfl » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:38 am

Jerry the 75 is bone, it's got a lot of pocket wear, but has nice color in hand.

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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:43 am

Thanks Bill. Makes sense as if it were Delrin it would have the composition shield for that year knife.

Still in damn great shape for a EDC!
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby treefarmer » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:08 pm

Only have two Cases that fit this thread. A well used one, missing the swing guards and a stag handled one that has yet to ride in anyones' pocket.
I like this pattern but it is not very practical for my personal uses. Treefarmer
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:58 pm

Hey TreeFarmer,
Thanks for posting.
As far as an EDC, that was my question on original post as far as what purpose this knife was made for. Most, if not all had a specific purpose, except for some that may be considered "all purpose".

As for the redbone at the top of the pic...
Lower tang is hard to see. Any dots below the U.S.A.? If not, any model stamp on the back of the knife? If it is a USA era, wondering if it may be a factory errror "No stamp" or "extra 1". Knice old knife either way.

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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby treefarmer » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:50 am

zp4ja, Here's 3 more pictures of the knife. As you can see the locking mechanism stands proud when it is open or closed. The pile side is marked 6111 1/2L. There are no dots under the U.S.A., so I guess it is a '65-'69 date.

Aimus Moses had sent a pm with some good suggestions on fixing the ol' girl up a bit, but as I told him, I think she'll just have to rest in her well used condition for now. The knife has no sentimental value to me.

As far as the original purpose of these knives, I don't have a clue. The saber ground blade would be heavy enough to use as a deer knife but I like an additional skinner blade on a knife this size. Got several Case folding hunters, but I carry a Queen 2 blade folding hunter during hunting season, been using it for years. Treefarmer
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:20 am

TreeFarmer,

You can call me Jerry. Beautiful bone on that USA! Thanks for posting additional pics!!!

Here are two 1975 6111-1/2. Bottom knife has some interesting color. Redish bone with dark jigging.
Also, 1974 6111-1/2, bottom 2 pics...

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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby wazu013 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:02 am

I only have 4 Cheetahs as we speak. Only one that is pre 81 and it's a Blue scroll which I believe is very common. The two I have pictured were made in quanities of 100 or less. One is an EX6111 1/2 Giraffe bone and the other is just a 6.5111 1/2 Bone Stag with the 113 year shield. The shield is what makes it rare. It was put on 50 knives only, randomly. I'll try to get some pics of my other knives later today.
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