Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

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: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby jmh58 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 am

Looking REAL FINE there T !! NICE!!! ::tu:: John :D
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby doglegg » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote::lol: I don't have a medical degree but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once. :mrgreen:

Here are some of my other Case docs I've already photographed. Missing pics of more than I thought...

That is a pretty bunch of Doctors. You don't collect ugly I have noticed. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:50 am

Thanks, fellas. I dunno, doglegg, I've got some ugly in my accumulation (and sometimes I carry 'em too).

Whether this 64052 I toted today counts as "ugly" might be in the eye of the beholder... ::shrug::
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:40 am

TB, my eyes don't say ugly to that one. ::tu::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Jporter1974 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:53 pm

one "old faithful", one "never to be". beauty is beheld for each eye to see. what might be for you, might not be for me !!
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Mr Porter, those are some scales I have never seen before. I'm sure they are custom aren't they. Did you do it? ::tu::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Jporter1974 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:14 am

Which one?

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Postby doglegg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:54 am

The gray ones on the bottom knife. Am I showing my ignorance? Does the red one have custom scales as well? ::shrug::

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Postby Jporter1974 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 am

Sorry dogg, its not you. I read my post after I posted it and I thought to myself "I know he's seen an old pocket worn red before" and the reason I got the other one was because I had never seen that kind of scales. I have seen lots of flat with scroll work but no metal jigging like that. I'll add a couple close -ups of the numbers, I will say that it's a tight and solid little knife and if I'm not mistaken it's a 65-69 no dots under the USA. Did they make customs then? I'm gonna have to get me one of Steve's books. My picture quality makes me want to whirl this ipad like an old broke shingle, anyhow it's the letter A overtop of M279SS.
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby doglegg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks for the additional pictures. It is most definitely interesting and I can see why you got it. I too am curious about the letters. Thanks. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:15 pm

Jporter1974 wrote:anyhow it's the letter A overtop of M279SS.


Case made these IIRC sometime around the late 1970s - there should be a couple of dots under there somewhere. Those handles were called "bark" (as in tree, not dog :lol: ). There was a version that had a pen secondary blade and one with a file, maybe one had scissors, and they were stamped with an A, B, C, or D but I can't remember why. ::shrug:: Maybe handle colors - seems like some were silver like yours and others were gold tinted? Also seems like there were only maybe a couple hundred of each version made.

I know - my memory leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe Steve or someone that actually has records or catalogs, or a better memory, will straighten me out. ::dang::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Jporter1974 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:53 pm

Same pants,different day, another old faithful..
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby doglegg » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:42 am

That one older than you are Mr Porter? Warm scales. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:55 am

Jporter1974 wrote:Sorry dogg, its not you. I read my post after I posted it and I thought to myself "I know he's seen an old pocket worn red before" and the reason I got the other one was because I had never seen that kind of scales. I have seen lots of flat with scroll work but no metal jigging like that. I'll add a couple close -ups of the numbers, I will say that it's a tight and solid little knife and if I'm not mistaken it's a 65-69 no dots under the USA. Did they make customs then? I'm gonna have to get me one of Steve's books. My picture quality makes me want to whirl this ipad like an old broke shingle, anyhow it's the letter A overtop of M279SS.

I believe there are probably a couple dots or so obscured by the scales themselves. Don't think that knife was in production before the late 70s. That is one of the wildest metalwork jobs I've seen on an M279 and I used to have one with some fairly ornate scrollwork on brass done by a really high-end gunsmith/etcher. It seems to take one of those plain-jane M279s with the stainless slabs and makes it memorable. Could that be Case's work? Likely Steve is one of the few to know.

Had a couple Cases in my shorts today as well. Middle-aged sawcut bones under a Parkerized take on "Rogers bone" ca. the late 80s.
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Re: Do YOU have a CASE XX knife in YOUR pocket today?????

Postby Jporter1974 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:05 pm

I have to think that this was Case's idea behind the "pocket worn" series. NOTE : THE ORIGINAL POCKET WORN
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