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 jerryd6818 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:03 am

I've developed the opinion that Case has the attitude "We're Case. The knife buying community will buy whatever we put out the door". They make a lot of knives and throughput is an issue in their manufacturing process, sooo they are not very selective with their handles. They slap on whatever they grab and if a slab is too thick, they don't take the time and effort to grind it down from the back, they just haft it and take off enough to make it fit. If the hafting process goes through the jigging and color layer, so be it and you get what you have on the mark side of that knife and thusly what you consider a 'mismatch'. They are terribly bad about that with their stag. I think Case stag is so heavily hafted, it's pathetic. That stag 'look' is almost gone by the time they finish it. JMHO
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby Lansky1 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:26 pm

I was at the Easton, PA knife show this morning & found this one - I've never seen this color pattern in a 6107W - really nice snap too. ::ds::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:40 pm

You scored big time on that one, John...VERY cool. 8)

Yet another one I've never seen before and another one to add to my must-have list. ::drool::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:55 pm

I've been seeing something on that order listed lately. They're simply calling it 'gray'. I've been tempted but I really need to slow down. So far I've been able to stay strong. ::pray::

Is this an experiment John, a budding addiction or are you adding to an existing addiction?
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:52 am

Lansky1 wrote:I've never seen this color pattern in a 6107W - really nice snap too.

John, wouldn't you rather have something like one of these mint green, lime green or lemon-lime 6207Ws instead of that dull gray 6107W? I know how much you like bright, vibrant colors. Let me know if you ever want to swap. :mrgreen:

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby Lansky1 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:44 am

jerryd6818 wrote: Is this an experiment John, a budding addiction or are you adding to an existing addiction?


Jerry - working in the peoples republic of New Jersey, I have a thing for single blade thin profile knives that don't print much that I can carry for work - the 6107W's probably get the most carry of all my mon-fri knives ...

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Lansky1 wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote: Is this an experiment John, a budding addiction or are you adding to an existing addiction?


Jerry - working in the peoples republic of New Jersey, I have a thing for single blade thin profile knives that don't print much that I can carry for work - the 6107W's probably get the most carry of all my mon-fri knives ...

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That's a fine gathering of 107W's. I'm torn on the 107s. On the one hand, I'm not overly fond of single blade traditionals. On the other, the 107s are rich with Wharncliffe blades and I'm overly fond of those so that kind of cancels out the single blade prejudice.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:31 pm

Today's addition. It's not a Case but it is a Mini-Trapper and a fine one at that. Positive half-stops and decisive, loud snap. F&F is excellent. I'm impressed.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby doglegg » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:48 pm

Jerry where is the little handle on the Coleman for pumping it up. It has a knice glow but if pumped, wow! :lol: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:41 am

Floyd, you are so full of beans and taters. ::oh_my::
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:25 pm

I like beans and taters...in fact, I think I'll have another helping... :-P

I'll start with this one (which was a gift from jerryd)

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...and finish up with these two for dessert

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Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm...Tasty! Finger lickin' good! ::tounge::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm

These came in Thursday.
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And this is supposed to land here on Tuesday (no mail on Monday. Columbus day ya know)
Edit: Or today. What a pleasant surprise.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:06 am

Nice haul, jerryd...all are very good looking knives...and I'm glad that you finally got the RR White Jigged Bone LB Mini T with the Saxon Battle Axe Shield...that one's destined to become a classic collectible.

I'm still drooling over Lansky1's Grey 107W...this is the closest thing I have to it. Unfortunately, mine doesn't have the coveted wharncliffe secondary. So, the hunt continues...

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:34 am

I managed to pick up this pair of 07 Ultraviolet Mini Trappers...One with Spey secondary (6207) and one with a Wharncliffe secondary (6207W). They also have different shields, too...so, not quite a "matching pair" in every detail, but close enough for government work.

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Same goes for this pair of Winterbottom Bone Parker-Edwards. Obviously, they're not 07s (they're 55s), but they are Mini-Trappers just the same. The differences are pretty obvious, and yet, to me they do seem like a matching pair-- I'll let you decide for yourselves.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 pm

Mercy me. I scroll through here and my mouth commences to water.

Another in tomorrow's mail but for now todays delivery will have to do.
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012


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