Ode To The 07

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: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 am

Old Hunter wrote:Q, you are a one man Tsunami on medium size Trappers! Love seeing all the pictures. OH

Thanks, Old H...I'm glad to know there are others out there who enjoy looking at my knife pics as much as I do.

Your Tsunami metaphor is particularly apt as I often feel I am being swept up and drowning in a tidal wave of Mini Trappers. Nevertheless, for some reason I just keep adding more and more to the rising tide, somehow just barely managing to keep my nose above the waterline.

Here is my collection of 1st ISSUE 07 Mini Trappers. I'm still looking for a Yellow Bone in order to have one of each color released. At the same time, I'm always on the hunt for either the straight edge or the serrated Wharncliffe version of each color to complete the full set.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby Old Hunter » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 pm

Nice first issue set - if I ever see a yellow I’ll let you know. OH
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 am

I see I've been neglecting this thread.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby doglegg » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:52 pm

Posted else where but I'll show it here as well. A Case XX Tested Centennial 1889 - 1989 FB 207. The FB shows that the scales are from Case's old Foster Books plant floor boards. Got it from our own Nutmeg State Knives with the box but no paper work. Serial # 0032. Also like the shield.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 am

Wow...apparently the old Foster Brooks plant had some very nice floorboards. That is beautiful wood on your 07, Floyd. And, I must say, I love the "FB" in the pattern number tang stamp; I'm always drawn to little unique details like that. I can't help but imagine that sometime down the road in the future, some Case collector will wonder what in the world the "FB" stands for. If he's an AAPK member and asks about it, I will be able to answer his question, thanks to you.

Great looking Mini Trapper with a cool shield and unique pattern number tang stamp. Take it from an obsessive compulsive mini trapper collector: you got yourself a winner, right there, yes indeed. ::nod::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jmh58 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:58 pm

QTCut5 wrote:Wow...apparently the old Foster Brooks plant had some very nice floorboards. That is beautiful wood on your 07, Floyd. And, I must say, I love the "FB" in the pattern number tang stamp; I'm always drawn to little unique details like that. I can't help but imagine that sometime down the road in the future, some Case collector will wonder what in the world the "FB" stands for. If he's an AAPK member and asks about it, I will be able to answer his question, thanks to you.

Great looking Mini Trapper with a cool shield and unique pattern number tang stamp. Take it from an obsessive compulsive mini trapper collector: you got yourself a winner, right there, yes indeed. ::nod::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby doglegg » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:37 pm

Q and John I value and appreciate your comments. Thanks. ::tu::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:46 am

I've long been a fan of Case's "Peacock Appaloosa" bone and have owned several different Case patterns over the years with that handle material. Unfortunately, I have yet to see it on an 07. So, despite my general dislike of synthetic handles, OCD Monkey's impatience finally forced me to go out on a limb and get my first 07 with a Corelon handle. And while I do happen to be an Aquarius, the main reason I decided to get this knife is because I really dig the blue & green "peacock" color combination. Now that I have it in hand, I must admit, Corelon really isn't all that bad--for a synthetic handle material; the color swirls are mesmerizing...almost as hypnotic as abalone.

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This is my first (and only) Case Mini Trapper that has a pattern number beginning with "9"

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:08 am

Wow ~Q~. That's Purdy. ::drool::
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby Lansky1 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:33 pm

I like Corelon ... so apparently does EVERYBODY else - never ever EVER can I find a "deal" on a corelon sided Case knife on eBay, so I've given up on it. That concludes todays rant ... that is a nicer than average corelon mini-T you have there Q ::tu::
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jmh58 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Lansky1 wrote:I like Corelon ... so apparently does EVERYBODY else - never ever EVER can I find a "deal" on a corelon sided Case knife on eBay, so I've given up on it. That concludes todays rant ... that is a nicer than average corelon mini-T you have there Q ::tu::


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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:30 am

Thanks, John & jerryd. I got it from digital_freaks; but, curiously, it was sold auction style instead of their usual fixed price method and I ended up winning it for $34 (+$5.95 s/h)...which I feel was a pretty good deal.

Right now seems to be a buyer's market for eBay auctions...probably because a lot of people are still recovering from their holiday spending; that would be my guess. Seems like more sellers are listing for a fixed price instead of using the open auction format (at least for most of the knives I'm interested in). Personally, I prefer the open auctions.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:40 am

Good price. Most I've seen are in the $52 and higher range.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:41 am

Pueblo Sky Blue. I don't claim to know all the different color 07s Case has ever released, but this is the first and only one I have ever seen in this particular color; although, it seems very similar to "Sky Blue" IMO. If they made a lot (as they usually do) you'd think there would be more out there in circulation and it would be seen more on the secondary market. Perhaps as they began running out of Sky Blue dye, they invented a new name for the lighter, i.e., diluted hue, to make it sound more exotic?

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Tang stamp shows this to be a 2004 release, but the box label shows 12/03/2003...apparently they started using the new (2004) blades before they had finished the 2003 production run of this pattern.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:28 am

2019 release...Burnt Amber Jig Bone with Celebration Shield. Although why it's called a "Celebration" shield I do not know. Looks more like a butterfly or a stingray to me. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will enlighten us.

In the meantime, however, I am excited and pleased that Case has released a new 07W. It's about time we got a new wharncliffe mini trapper. Now, if they would just release a new 107W, I'd be pleased as punch. But for the time being, I'll take what I can get.

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