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

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

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:41 pm

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

Postby zp4ja » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Reviving this thread with one I picked up a few weeks back.

Please post them if you have them. Love seeing them.

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

Postby DR_MAGOO » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:53 pm

Outstanding Blue Scroll, nice fat stag.

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

Postby zp4ja » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:42 pm

Thanks Magoo! Relly favor that stag alot.

Here is a CASE XX 6111-1/2L
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:43 pm

few more I picked up awhile back. The 77' Blue Scroll is a factory error, no serial number. Rare knife.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:07 pm

got these all together for a group shot for another thread but they sure fit here too...
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby danno50 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Great collection, Jerry. Very nice to see them all together as a group. Nice knives posted by everyone else in this thread as well.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:02 pm

Thanks for the compliment Dan. It has been awhile since we chatted, I hope life finds you well.

I also have enjoyed seeing other members examples.

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

Postby btrwtr » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:40 pm

Jerry,

Awesome post and collection. Some really fine stuff posted here by all. Don't think you could find a better bunch anywhere.

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

Postby IMBand » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:51 pm

Beautiful group there Jerry!!!.......WOW!! :shock:
You ARE the man when it comes to 11's.......Thanks for showing them!! ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::

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

Postby zp4ja » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:49 pm

Thanks for the kind words and compliments Wayne and Trevor!
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:52 pm

By the way, I always had wonder what CASE had marketed this 11-1/2L patterns as in regards to purpose. I looked at some old CASE catalogs (3 total) I have and from 59' to 74' and the CASE 11-1/2L was categorized/marketed as a "Hunting Knife" in that section of the catalog along with the 65 Hunter and the 50 Coke Bottle Hunter. In 2 catalogs, #68 and #69, it is listed in the "Hunting and Fishing Knives" section. In the #70 catalog, they seperated the hunting and fishing knives into 2 seperate sections. The 11-1/2L is in the hunting section of that catalog.

My favorite pattern but not sure if the blade was suited for skinning. You could skin with a sharp pen knife if you had to though. You sure could use it for close in/no gun hunting if needed, that is for sure, assuming you could catch your prey.

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

Postby Jethro Bodine » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:58 am

A quartet of 11 1/2 L's from the mid 70's.
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby Moman » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:33 pm

Great showing of my favorite pattern.

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

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:44 pm

Have enjoyed looking at all you guys' beautiful Cheetahs. I first started collecting the smaller Case XX 1 1/2 Cheetah Cub and quickly moved into full size 11 1/2 Cheetahs, at one time boasting a collection numbering in the 100's of each pattern in every possible handle scale ever made scanning several decades. Then I hit on hard times and was forced to slowly sell off most of them (some of which look suspiciously like ones I see in some of your photos!). Fortunately, I was able to hang onto a few cherished pieces, but I'm telling ya, even to this day, all these years later, I miss those others like an arm or a leg...they were such a part of me. To show my appreciation for all your posts, I'm including some photos of a few that I still have for your viewing pleasure (knife porn as my wife calls it). Most of the Cheetahs I have now are newer (from the 21st century) because once I got back on my feet I started collecting again, but I will always have a special place in my heart for the models from 1970's when I first fell in love with them and started collecting.
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Top: 2006 First Production Run Midnight Stag Cub s/n 062
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Bottom" 1976 Fat Stag (notice the space under the lock release)
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Notice that the 1976 Fat Stag has no pattern number tang stamp
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Razor Edge blade edge on the Fat Stag
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No "running cheetah" blade etch on the 2007 Red Shield Stag
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Fat never looked so healthy!
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My favorite "child" The first Cheetah I ever bought (almost 40 years ago!)


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