Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

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: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:36 pm

Thank you everyone for the gracious comments on the WR Case & Sons 6294J.

Below are pictures of another old 94 and one of my favorite knives - old or new. This one is a 6394 also marked WR Case & Sons Bradford Pa. It has red Winterbottom handles, fIat grooved bolsters and all blades are swedged with long pulls. The frame of this 6394 shares some characteristics with the previously posted 6294J.

You will notice the width of the main spear blade from the blade edge to the spine is of this knife is narrow and the blade sits low in the blade well. There is no blade loss. The knife was made this way because the sheepsfoot also has its nail nick facing toward the front of the knife so the primary blade is lowered to accommodate opening the sheepsfoot. All of the Tested XX 3 blade 94 patterns I've seen have the secondary nail nicks on back (pile) side of the knife. I've seen Bradford 3 blade 94 knives made both ways. All of the 3 blade gunboat (94X) variation knives I have seen (not many) have the secondary nail nicks on the back (pile) side.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby jlw257 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:19 pm

Jerry, thanks for showing these beautiful knives, I always learning something new with your description of them ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby peanut740 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:47 pm

Those 94s are stunning Jerry! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby olderdogs1 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:19 am

Fantastic knives,Jerry, those knives in that condition are impossible to find but you have done it ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks for showing them.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:58 pm

Larry, Roger & Tom, thank you for gracious comments.
olderdogs1 wrote:those knives in that condition are impossible to findTom

Tom, your collection of old Case knives is amazing! I can't wait to see the result of your "project".

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby stockman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:55 pm

Jerry nice knife, you have good stuff all over the forum right now.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby stockman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:24 am

Junk Store find. WR CASE/& SONS/Bradford PA. Pattern number B232. Waterfall covers have shrunken and has some lines in them, don't seem to be any out gas fancy bolsters and gun stock frame. Poor picture, Need new scanner I think. Any a old Case knife.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby olderdogs1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Great old Case knife, Harold, thanks for posting ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:37 pm

Very nice Harold! That is a rare one. ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:42 pm

Great find Harold! ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby jlw257 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:50 pm

Harold, I wish I had a Junk store like that ::tu:: Great knife find ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby peanut740 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:57 pm

Nice find Harold.Around here they're called junk stores for a reason. ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:18 pm

Harold, your B232 is a nice find. I can't tell if the bolsters have double indentations or if the lighting gives them that appearance. The slender profile curved blade is fancy too :) ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby stockman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:Harold, your B232 is a nice find. I can't tell if the bolsters have double indentations or if the lighting gives them that appearance. The slender profile curved blade is fancy too :) ::tu:: ::tu::



Double indentations, Thanks for the nice replays.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm

Here's one that could be 100 years old. If not then it should be by December. I picked this old greenbone 6151from the Bradford era up last Sunday.
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