what is the rarest case knife you have??

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

Postby msteele6 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 pm

It's actually more like an 08 pattern with a more prominent hump on the bottom side. It's longer than an 08 pattern at 3 5/8" closed. By the way, it's a W.R. Case & Sons marked on two blades with the pattern number B396 stamped on the third blade. The handles are waterfall celluloid.

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Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 pm

Msteele that is a rare one to be sure!
I saw this thread pop up yesterday and have been going back through it over and over checking out these beautiful old knives. I noticed it's been quite a while since I posted anything here so when I got home this evening I started looking through my old Cases and realized man that is half the fun of this hobby we love so. Ogling and coon fingering these beautiful knives we own. Well after I went through all of them I think these four are probably my most rare and beautiful of the bunch.
First is a tested era 84062K.
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Second is a W.R. Case and Sons 8151L
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Third is a W. R. Case and Sons 6393P with winter bottom handles
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and forth is a Case Brothers Little Valley 6293J
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby msteele6 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:59 am

Love that 6393 with the winterbottom handles. Here are a few more that aren't too common a 6370F, a 6222, a 6226 1/2 (big peanut) and a 6366 all Case Tested:
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Postby zp4ja » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 am

msteele6 wrote:Love that 6393 with the winterbottom handles. Here are a few more that aren't too common a 6370F, a 6222, a 6226 1/2 (big peanut) and a 6366 all Case Tested:


Great oldies Mark! Thanks for showing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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Postby msteele6 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:42 am

Thanks for the kind words Jerry. :)

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

Postby RalphAlsip » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:35 pm

Greg, nice group of rare old Case knives. My favorite is the Case Bros Little Valley 6293J LP. I believe it is pictured in Sargent's 7th edition on page 58 in the bottom right hand corner.

Here are pictures of a Case XX 6394 1/2 LP green bone. An earlier post in the thread mentioned this pattern but there was no picture.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:43 pm

Thanks Jerry! That is indeed the knife that is pictured in Sargents 7th edition.
Your 6394 1/2 is spectacular. Still on my wishlist
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Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Great show Greg, Mark, and Jerry. Always enjoy this thread - one of my favorites here - so often something new to see! ::tu:: ::tu::

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

Postby msteele6 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:07 am

Great Green Bone ::tu::

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Postby Blondediva912 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm

Here are a few from mine and my father's collection. Don't know if they are rare or not but they are still awesome!
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby stockman » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:52 pm

msteele6 wrote:This is my rarest Case knife, it's a B396, I've only seen one other, no pictures in any guide I've seen, the only mention I've seen is in an early Sargent's where the pattern number is shown, no picture, the action on this knife is the best of any knife I own, perfectly solid and not too hard. The knife on top is a 2346 and the one below is a 4226 (big peanut):


Nice knives, the waterfall has held up really well, for a 100 year old knife.

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

Postby zp4ja » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm

msteele6 wrote:Love that 6393 with the winterbottom handles. Here are a few more that aren't too common a 6370F, a 6222, a 6226 1/2 (big peanut) and a 6366 all Case Tested:


Hey Mark,

After my prior reply, I was browsing this thread and realized you posted a TESTED 6366. Missed that on first pass of your thread contribution. Beautiful bone on that one. That is a rare bird indeed based on my observations of that model or lack thereof.

That is the only one I have ever seen other than the TESTED example I have. Mine has the more observed TESTED Era Green Bone without the shield. Yours has the "uncommon TESTED Green Bone" in my opinion. Had a mint TESTED 6299 with that same color. Beautiful in my opinion. Went down the road to my friend now. Located here about half way down page 1...

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Again, great knives my friend.

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

Postby Hoggslayer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 pm

I have all but one of the Case111 shield knives. Looking for the Red bone Russlock to complete my quest.
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby btrwtr » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:00 pm

I always enjoy looking in on this forum with so many great Case knives.

Here are some groups of older and some harder to find Case knives. I'm sure I've posted pictures of some before but thought they belong here as well.

First picture:
Case Tested green bone 6265SAB with steel bolsters and no shield.
Case Tested/Bradford 6265SAB
Case Tested 6165 flat blade thin frame
Case Tested 9165 flat blade thin frame

Second picture:
Case XX 61050SAB green bone
W.R. CASE and SONS 6251 Rogers bone
Case Tested (stamped with incorrect pattern TESTED XX 6272)
Case Tested 61213 green bone
Case Tested 6151 green bone

Third picture:
Top - Case XX USA 6254 second cut bone muskrat blade
Case Tested small hawkbill 6113 green bone
Case Tested 2234 slick black Dr's knife
Case Tested 6228 green bone
Case Tested 6111 1/2 green bone
Case Tested 6235 1/2 winter bottom bone
Case Tested 6445 scout shield green bone

Forth picture:
Case Curley XX M100 small push blade
WR Case and Sons 5392 Long pull stag
Case Bradford 6106
Case Tested RM297 Christmas tree leg knife
Case Brothers Little Valley ebony jack
Case Tested 6288 green bone
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Re: what is the rarest case knife you have??

Postby peanut740 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm

Good show Wayne! ::tu::
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