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 gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:34 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


Dave the stag supply in 1970 was dwindling because of the Indian embargo on Sambar stag so anything you get in 1970 and especially 1971 is going to be more scarce than other years. I had a 53087 and foolishly sold it on ebay. Winning bidder, Knifeaholic ::dang::
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Postby zp4ja » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Great Gunboat and 67 Jerry and Harold! Sorry for delayed post as I got behind on this thread.

Really great oldie examples there!

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Postby dodgin2 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:12 pm

Thanks Jerry for the info on the P100 I never knew it was that old. Ben

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Postby zp4ja » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:18 pm

dodgin2 wrote:Thanks Jerry for the info on the P100 I never knew it was that old. Ben


No problem Ben. Seriously undervalued based on book price in my opinion with that very scarce stamp. Just my opinion.

The book says they made one in Green Bone also. Never seen one.

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Postby XxTestedxX » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Lets see some more rare knives!

I have a few rare trappers coming.

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Postby XxTestedxX » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:18 pm

wlf wrote:Here's the 10 dot 11 1/2


what do you use to take such good pics, just like the back coloring, and the overall saturation of the image.

I am by no means a photographer, I use an iPhone and a small photo box lol

thanks!

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Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:42 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

Sorry I missed this somehow, but that P100 is a rare find. My paternal grandfather had one like it but it was red. Carried it every day. After he passed my sister acquired it - and has no idea what happened to it afterward (says she still has it, just doesn't know where it is)! ::teary_eyes:: I've never seen another one.

Sargent's 7th says the imitation onyx version (yours looks like imitation onyx) is a B100, says the red cracked ice version is an M100 but also lists several versions of the M100 with metal, blue celluloid, cracked Ice, green bone, and gold handles. ::shrug::

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Postby wlf » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:09 pm

XxTestedxX wrote:
wlf wrote:Here's the 10 dot 11 1/2


what do you use to take such good pics, just like the back coloring, and the overall saturation of the image.

I am by no means a photographer, I use an iPhone and a small photo box lol

thanks!

I used to use a mid priced Fuji camera that recently got stolen, along with a roll of knives and some other things. :x

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Postby wlf » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:20 pm

I went back and looked at the scans you referenced. All those were done with an Epson Perfection V500 scanner. It takes little skill to achieve good pictures aka scans.
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Postby montemojo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:36 pm

Oh no Lyle, say it ain't so, it wasn't a roll of rooster combs? If it were I for one will be on the lookout. I can not stand a thief. Hope you find them.

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Postby XxTestedxX » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 pm

wlf wrote:I went back and looked at the scans you referenced. All those were done with an Epson Perfection V500 scanner. It takes little skill to achieve good pictures aka scans.


I'm going to try this at work, besides we have a 5000$ printer, hope it doesn't break lol

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Postby olderdogs1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Here is one I have never seen until I got this one. An old Case knife, 20's, stamped R Case Bradford, Germany. From what I have read, this was due to a translation era with the Germans. It is a small knife 2 3/8' closed. I would consider it rare. ::tu::

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Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm

Very nice Tom! Rare indeed. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:41 pm

Very interesting, unique knife Tom! I've not seen that stamp. BTW, what book is that your picture is from?

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Edit: Never mind, just saw on another thread you said it's from Witchers book - I have a copy here somewhere. ::facepalm::
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby XxTestedxX » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:41 pm

Case xx 62052 half congress w/rough black handles

I've to date never seen another, also.. Half the books I've looked in didn't have it listed, but I believe Jim sargents book has it listed.

If someone has any Intel or have one themselves I'd love to see it
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