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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