what is the rarest case knife you have??

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what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby chevycannontexasjack » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:23 pm

My 06267, don't know if it's a pen or half whittler?? I showed it to my friend that goes to the gun/knife shows and has a lot of knowledge of case, he said that 1920 to 1940 didn't have many open C's on the shields but there were some! lets see some of your rare items!!
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Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:39 pm

I don't know diddly about Case knives but I do know a fine knife when I see one and that one right there is a beauty.
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Postby chevycannontexasjack » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:32 pm

Thanks jerry
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Postby jmh58 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:28 pm

Well.. I have a pile of CASE knives but I don't believe any of them are rare.. Do have some with special meanings.. So that makes them rare to me.. ::tu:: John :D
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Postby robinetn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:44 pm

chevycannontexasjack wrote:My 06267, don't know if it's a pen or half whittler?? I showed it to my friend that goes to the gun/knife shows and has a lot of knowledge of case, he said that 1920 to 1940 didn't have many open C's on the shields but there were some! lets see some of your rare items!!

I don't believe that your knife has the typical "open C". If you look at it closely , you will probably see angle points in the curvature of the C . This would denote that this knife is earlier than the "closed C" .
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Postby robinetn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:48 pm

robinetn wrote:
chevycannontexasjack wrote:My 06267, don't know if it's a pen or half whittler?? I showed it to my friend that goes to the gun/knife shows and has a lot of knowledge of case, he said that 1920 to 1940 didn't have many open C's on the shields but there were some! lets see some of your rare items!!

I don't believe that your knife has the typical "open C". If you look at it closely , you will probably see angle points in the curvature of the C . This would denote that this knife is earlier than the "closed C" .
Bob

PS I finally got my pad to enlarge your pic and I can see that it is one of the latest "tested" shields .

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Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:42 am

chevycannontexasjack wrote:My 06267, don't know if it's a pen or half whittler??

Really nice Tested 06267 and rare indeed! ::nod:: Although it has the balloon/swell-center shaped frame, from everything I have seen Case referred to the 67 pattern as a pen, not a whittler.
Per your request below are a few rare Cases I have including my 06267 from the XX era. Not sure which is rarest, just know they're all pretty scarce, and coincidentally all swell-center patterns (well, maybe not a coincidence since it's one of my favorites).

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Postby zp4ja » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:50 pm

Hey Ken, check this out. Almost the same identical lineup. The Little Valley Swell center goes to the wife. She asked what my most prized knife was and pulled that one out. It takes a bit to characterize a knife as rare for me. Thses would fit into the "slighty to relatively scarce" category for me.

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Postby zp4ja » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:16 pm

These I would consider relatively scarce. I own 6 of 1000 made. Gave one to my son. 5 are shown, 1 knife is in both pics. The top knife in the group pic (same as the solo at the bottom) I would consider rare as it is either a proto or a factory error. The knife has no serial number, never seen another like it.
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Postby gino » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:17 pm

Dang, awesome as usual Jerry! ::drool::
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Postby zp4ja » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:29 pm

Thanks Gino my friend. Hope life finds you and yours well!

This one I would definitely consider rare. Personally have only seen 2 others and this one is near mint besides a small pin crack.

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Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:17 pm

:lol: Jerry ol' buddy! I thought this thread might flush you out and get you to post some of your beauties. I almost posted a pic of that Case congress whittler I got from you in the Wounded Warrior auction. It's a rare one too. Still can't thank you enough! ::tu:: ::nod:: Here it is, your picture of it too (hope you don't mind).

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Postby jlw257 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:45 pm

Great bunch of Rare Knives so far. Here are some of mine.
Tested XX 6347 J PU LP
Tested XX 5391
Tested XX 6254 Winterbottom
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Postby zp4ja » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:59 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote::lol: Jerry ol' buddy! I thought this thread might flush you out and get you to post some of your beauties. I almost posted a pic of that Case congress whittler I got from you in the Wounded Warrior auction. It's a rare one too. Still can't thank you enough! ::tu:: ::nod:: Here it is, your picture of it too (hope you don't mind).

Ken

Ken, it is your knife my friend and I don't mind at all. One of my better pictures. I really loved that knife but I love our Warriors more. Sir, it is you I can't thank enough for your more than generous bid. Thanks again my friend. Glad you ended up with it.

Larry, as always, some real fine beauties there!

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Postby jlw257 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks Jerry, here some more Rare Ones
Tested XX 6247 J LP Rough Black
Tested XX 5254 Red Stag
Tested XX 6254 Rogers Bone
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