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 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:19 pm

Love the Silver Script Shield...I feel it is perhaps the best shield design Case ever came up with.

I read an explanation once that described in detail exactly how it's installed (wish I could remember where...could've even been in an AAPK thread but I think it was most likely in an eBay description). Apparently, it's quite an intricate operation involving a high-speed, Dremel-like tool to cut the shape of the letters into the bone. I don't recall if it was done by hand, but I remember thinking at the time that that seemed extremely labor-intensive if they had to do that for each and every knife. And, while I'm sure they must use a template, obviously there's not a whole lot of room for error due to the small width of the letters; one very tiny slip could easily render the bone scale unusable. After the bone was prepped, a pre-made nickel silver shield was fit and glued into the cut-out.

I guess I has assumed it was done with a CNC machine or something more automated like that that could churn out perfectly cut bone handle covers by the hundreds in very little time. Maybe that is how it's done...I really don't know. But, I sure do like the Silver Script Shield, however it's done.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:53 pm

CNC would be my opinion. Perfectly cut each and every time.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 pm

The mail carrier dropped this one off today. I'm really pleased that the pictures turned out well this time.
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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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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:13 am

1992 Case CCC Jr. Member GY6107

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2004 Case Family Tree Series 6207W

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...and a John Primble Mini Trapper

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:31 am

When did you start collecting Mini-Trappers?????
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:30 am

jerryd6818 wrote:When did you start collecting Mini-Trappers?????

What makes you think I do? :?

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jmh58 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:03 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:When did you start collecting Mini-Trappers?????


::rotflol::
..a great rabbit chase ends with a BANG!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm

Ignoring Mr. Smarty Pants ~Q~ and his egger on, John.

This one came in yesterday's mail. I bought it because it's different and because it has a Wharncliffe secondary blade. Color is pretty true to the pictures and that is a genuine flaw on the right end of the tang stamp.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:16 am

And they just seem to keep steadily rolling in like the waves of the ocean...

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Look at what happens to Cocobolo Wood under different lighting conditions;

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:35 am

OH, I can't forget my Daniel Boone Mini Trapper...

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 pm

More beauties ~Q~.

Do you mind if I add today's arrival. It almost didn't get here because the temp mail carrier delivered to the place the next block over. Same house number, different street name. It's far from the first time that's happened but usually their mail gets delivered here. At least I now have the supervisor's phone number in my phone. Maybe a P.O. Box would be worth $96 per year (3" x 5.5")
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Forged on the anvil of discipline.
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This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:54 am

Dang, jerryd...seems like you've been on quite a roll lately...picking up some real nice ones too. Good scores all around.

Unfortunate about the string of mis-deliveries, though...kinda undermines trust in the whole USPS system when the final delivery gets messed up. I have a PO Box and it still happens from time to time; either I'll get someone else's mail in my box or my mail somehow ends up in someone else's box. Apparently, the final delivery person is potentially the most important person in the entire delivery system or the weakest link (or both). I have made it a point to develop a good relationship with all the counter clerks at my PO (gave each of them a Kershaw LEEK and explained what's in most of the pkgs I receive). So now, whenever there is an issue with a "lost" pkg, they basically move heaven & hell to sort it out and locate it for me. Of course, I live in a fairly small remote village where everybody pretty much knows everybody, which is helpful. I'm sure it would be different in a PO that serviced a larger population.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jmh58 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:27 pm

OK jerry... :lol:

Yinz 2 are really rolling along on these!! Nicely done.. ::tu:: All fine beautys!!! ::nod:: John :D
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Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

All it takes is a little bit of sharp!!

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:07 pm

It's a handsome knife John so no matter how you dress it, it looks good.


~Q~ you don't really appreciate how smoothly life goes until you hit a rough patch and then a few small bumps can feel like a large chunk hole and things you just winked at now loom large in the rearview mirror.
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
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This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Yup...That's the story of my life in a nutshell, right there.

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Coyote is always out there waiting...and coyote is always hungry..
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