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 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:04 am

peanut740 wrote:Jerry ::tu:: ::tu::


Thanks for the compliment my friend! That one that was Johnnie's as some real sweet cranberry bone on it as in reddiish/purple. I love that knife.

I hope life find you well!

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

Postby zp4ja » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:06 pm

Bump in hopes of new posts.

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

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

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:41 am

Pulled out my 1976 Stag Cheetah (right hand side, second up from bottom) the other day to show a friend.

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When I opened the blade, there was a sickening <<CRACK>> The back spring snapped! #OUCH!

Sent it in to Case for repair...Hopefully they'll make good on their famous Lifetime Warranty. They've always been good to me in the past, I just hope they can fix it and keep it in as original condition as possible.

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

Postby zp4ja » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:09 am

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Nice ones Zach. Are the 71' Cheetahs small or large stamp examples?

Q,

That sucks and is interesting. I have the same year knife as an EDC with file work backsprings and some other mods that is rock solid. Use it all the time. Funny but with all the hundreds of CASE knives I have, never had a backspring break. Hope they can fix up the issue for you.

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

Postby Treejakal » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:21 pm

I read somewhere in this post about the 10 dot, 9 dot, 8dot stags. Will someone bring me up to speed? I own a (readable) 9 dot stag. Is it possible for it to be a 10 dot, but covered by the guard? or are all 10 dot knives readable?

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

Postby olderdogs1 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:27 pm

If your cheetah has a pattern number stamped, it is not a 10 dot. The few 10 dots produced were not stamped with a pattern number.

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

Postby Treejakal » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:03 am

That helps a lot Tom, Thankyou

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

Postby Treejakal » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:05 am

Tom, and are there no true 8 Dots?

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

Postby olderdogs1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:26 pm

It is my understanding that no 8 dot stag cheetahs were produced.

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

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:56 pm

That's pretty strange because the 10 dot that was recently shown here all dots were clearly visible and on most of the 9 dots I have seen you can only see 8 as the final dot is hidden by the swing gaurd. ::shrug::
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby zp4ja » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:21 pm

Treejakal wrote:I read somewhere in this post about the 10 dot, 9 dot, 8dot stags. Will someone bring me up to speed? I own a (readable) 9 dot stag. Is it possible for it to be a 10 dot, but covered by the guard? or are all 10 dot knives readable?

Can you please post some pictures?

gsmith7158 wrote:That's pretty strange because the 10 dot that was recently shown here all dots were clearly visible and on most of the 9 dots I have seen you can only see 8 as the final dot is hidden by the swing gaurd. ::shrug::


Agree with all that has been said. As to what Greg said, agree 100%. That is what I have observed in looking at a LOT of CASE swing guards.
In fact, only BONE 9 dot swing guards I have ever observed had 8 dots visible with the 9th dot being exposed only when the guard was removed. You can see them in this post.

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As far as the stag models, all the 71 Cheetah I have seen have 9 dots with 8 visible. Never has an 8 dot been observed when guard was removed. All the 10 dot prototypes I observed have all 10 dot visible and no model stamp as Tom stated.

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

Postby Treejakal » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:44 pm

::dang:: I was wrong, I should no longer trust my memory and get better glasses. When I went to photo the knife I could only see 8dots, which is in line with all that has been said.

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

Postby FRJ » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:37 pm

Ahh, finally, my first Case swing guard. The seller called it a Stilleto because of pre 70s mfg. Any opinion on that?

This is just my kind of knife. Not too spiffy which makes them pakky, if ya get my drift. :mrgreen:

I really like this knife. ::tu::
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Re: CASE 11, 11-1/2, 11-1/2L and Cheetah thread

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:23 pm

FRJ wrote:Ahh, finally, my first Case swing guard. The seller called it a Stilleto because of pre 70s mfg. Any opinion on that?

This is just my kind of knife. Not too spiffy which makes them pakky, if ya get my drift. :mrgreen:

I really like this knife. ::tu::

Yeah Joe ,I don't think they called them Cheetah till1970. That's a fine USA. ::tu::
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