what is the rarest case knife you have??

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: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Here is a 65 and 94 contribution since they are being discussed. I wish I had an old 72 Zipper to contribute.

This is a link to an AAPK post with a Case Tested XX 6165 SAB in green Winterbottom bone. The Tested XX 6165 is a common pattern; the Winterbottom makes it rare. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=46132&start=15#p539313

The 94 pattern is one that I try to collect and here are some of the pattern variations that have proven difficult for me to find: Anything made before 1920, Stag handled examples, 2 blade 94X Gunboat (5294X and 6294X), 5394 1/2. 5294J, 6294 1/2 (Jack blade configuration with clip instead of spear main blade). Others specific patterns not listed such as 6394, 6394 1/2, and 5394X are not easy to find, but I have at least seen some pop up over the past few years.

Here is a Case Tested XX 5394X Gunboat. It's a shame about the pin crack. Thanks for looking.
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby stockman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Jerry that is a nice knife!!!

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby stockman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:52 pm

A little 3 1/4" 06267, I think they are somewhat hard to find. This one is very average condition. Patch at center pin
on mark side and the knife has been cleaned.

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby jlw257 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Harold, great knife ::tu:: ::tu::

Jerry, pin cracks used to bother me, but not anymore. Condition of the whole knife is more important to me now. You have a great example of a large Gunboat ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby olderdogs1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:21 pm

Rare knife Harold, you don't see many of them.

Jerry, That Gunboat is fantastic, very Rare.

Thanks for posting guys. ::tu::

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby jlholdings » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:09 pm

Here is my 5394. It is a 10 dot prototype from 1980. Even though it is a newer Case, it is a very uncommon knife to encounter. I like the regular production knives that are more uncommon. I do not mean Case Select or Case Classics though. Any idea as to production numbers on this one?
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby peanut740 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:16 pm

You might PM Steve - knifeaholic.He may be able to answer your question.
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:42 pm

jlh, your gunboat is nice! There is one for sale on eBay now. For what it might be worth, the seller claims that approximately 220 were produced. This might be good information and it might be bad information.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112124346292?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby jlholdings » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:15 am

Thanks Ralph! I will check it out. I thought it must be pretty low production as they are pretty hard to find.

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby CheckSix » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:13 pm

This one here is a new pickup for me and prolly in the Little League range of things for this thread but I'm told it is a fairly scarce pattern in 1970...

5347 10 Dot
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Nice one Dave! One of my favorite patterns ( although I like the 047 even better) and a 10-dot stag version in that condition is not a commonly seen item. ::tu:: I'd be proud of it too if it was mine.

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby dodgin2 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:40 pm

These are probably my rarest ones. C61050L SAB Tested era & I think a P100 with odd stamp and pat. apl. for. Ben
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby RalphAlsip » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:56 pm

dodgin, very nice old Case knives. I especially like the C61050L. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby zp4ja » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:07 pm

dodgin2 wrote:These are probably my rarest ones. C61050L SAB Tested era & I think a P100 with odd stamp and pat. apl. for. Ben


Some great knives Ben! That big coke is certainly no slouch but that push button knife is in fact a P100 with a pretty rare stamp. Never seen a P100 before but they are listed in the books. Looks like "Imitation Onyx" as far as handle type best I can tell from the pics. I also have a TESTED PB91050 in that handle material.

Witchers book says that stamp "generally used on a M100 knife". Never seen that stamp on another pattern myself. Can be confused with a XX era 1940' to 1964' stamp easily. At least it was before I looked closely with a loupe.

I have an M100 that is near mint plus. Not bad for a 97 to 100 year knife if we trust the stamp dating. Book value says $150 for my knife. Would never let a hundred year old near mint plus knife go for that if I were to sell it personally.

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=38085&hilit=M100

Great knives Ben!

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EDIT: I forgot to mention, that stamp is dated 1905' to 1920' by Witcher.
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby zp4ja » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:18 pm

CheckSix wrote:This one here is a new pickup for me and prolly in the Little League range of things for this thread but I'm told it is a fairly scarce pattern in 1970...

5347 10 Dot


Nice stag and knife my friend. Remember, the spey is for flesh only so be careful not to cut yourself with that blade.

Carry in good health my friend. Jerry
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