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

Post by peanut740 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:15 am

olderdogs1 wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Great pick ups Tom! I guess the the early bird really does get the worm! ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on these two,I like the whittler the best but will always go after the red Winterbottom Knives when I find them.
Greg, I tried worms for bait but ended up using $100 dollar bills. ::ds::

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Tom,that works best! :wink:
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:56 am

olderdogs1 wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Great pick ups Tom! I guess the the early bird really does get the worm! ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on these two,I like the whittler the best but will always go after the red Winterbottom Knives when I find them.
Greg, I tried worms for bait but ended up using $100 dollar bills. ::ds::

Tom
Those $100 bills will work nearly every time Tom! ::sotb:: Nice scores!

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by olderdogs1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:52 pm

Another blade show pickup. W. R. Case & Son Red Winterbottom easy open 61028 1903-05. When I got home I found it was the same knife pictured in Sargent's 7th edition.

Thanks for looking ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by jlw257 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 pm

Tom, Beautiful Knife, another Red Winterbottom ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by RalphAlsip » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Tom, fantastic Red Winterbottom 61028. ::tu:: ::tu:: You are getting a great start on Volume 2 of your book (lol).

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Tom, that is a beauty and in a very favorite pattern, E/O.
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by olderdogs1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:36 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments on my knives. Another pickup at the blade show was a Case Bros Springville Castrating knife 1912. Most Castrating knives in my experience had Metal handles but this one has hard rubber handles. Rare stamp, doubt it ever gets used for its intended purpose ::paranoid:: ::tounge::

Thanks for looking ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by jlw257 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 am

Tom, Dang, another great 107 year old knife ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by olderdogs1 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:01 pm

Here is a recent pickup and unlike any I have seen in the past. A Case Bros Little Valley 1900-1912 stag 4 blade congress 3 1/4" closed. It has square bolsters and I would tend to think this one is rare.

Thanks for looking ::tu::

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by jlw257 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Tom, Very Rare Knife. Wow, Man, you keep finding these jewels. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:39 pm

And it appears to be in fine condition. Congratulations!
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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by zp4ja » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:49 pm

Great pickups Tom! Some fine oldies for sure.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by olderdogs1 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:02 pm

Thanks, Larry, QS, and Jerry,
I appreciate the comments. They are getting harder to find. Still a few out there. ::tu::

Tom

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by RalphAlsip » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Tom, another beautiful old rare Case knife. ::tu:: ::tu:: The bar shield (if that is what it is called) occurs very frequently from what I can remember seeing. If I recall correctly you have a WR 5388 with the same shield.

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Re: Case & Case related knives over 100 years old

Post by olderdogs1 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks,Jerry,I do have a 5388 and a 5488 WR Case & Sons with that shield. I have always thought they were contract knives but not sure. The 88’s are bigger knives of course. I have never seen this shield on a Case Bros Knife before though.

Tom

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