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 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:26 am

A good day today at the PO turned up these 07s:

2007 vintage Cabernet
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...with the somewhat rare "Circle C" shield
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I don't know the "official" Case name for this red-orange color bone (but I like it)
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Purple Haze
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:57 am

"Good day"? ~Q~, I'd say it was a GREAT day. Those make me green with envy.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:39 am

Picked up this Antique Bone Mini T recently. I got it because it's the first and only Mini Trapper I've ever seen with grooved bolsters.

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2016 Case 6207 Antique Bone Mini Trapper w/ Grooved Bolsters
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Just as I was winding down on new acquisitions, I happened to stumble upon this rare beauty and bought it immediately. It might even be a "Holy Grail" knife for me...one of those that satisfies my lust for Mini Trappers once and for all. I guess only time will tell.

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1985 Case IV207 Mastadon Ivory Mini Trapper
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Notice that the COA shows the pattern as IV207 SP SSP, but the tang stamp shoes a slight difference: IV207 SP SS. I wonder what happened to the missing "P" on the tang stamp?

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:12 am

Well, thank God they all pretty much look alike to the spousal unit, eh. That's quite a coup you stumbled onto. ::tu:: Now if you can just hide the expenditure you might be home free.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:12 pm

I'm not too worried about the spousal unit since I've retained the services of the OCD Mini Trapper Monkey as my attorney. Being unrestrained, unrestricted and completely unfettered by any sense of ethics whatsoever, he can be extremely persuasive and difficult to argue with (sometimes he's even been known to resort to threats of extreme violence) whenever it comes to justifying and defending the purchase of a Mini Trapper...it's kind of his specialty. ::sneaky::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:48 am

Couple of red S&M model 51 Mini Trappers from different years and with different blade combinations.

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2006
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:55 am

With that blade combination, I would classify that first one as a Serpentine Jack. What think ye?

Different jigging but beauties both.
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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:33 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:With that blade combination, I would classify that first one as a Serpentine Jack. What think ye?

Different jigging but beauties both.

Serpentine Jack, Dogleg Jack...call it what you will, I tend to call knives by whatever name the manufacturers call them, and that one looks a lot like a 1991 Series 1 Model #51 Mini Trapper (or just plain "Trapper" according to the Queen advertisement).

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:45 pm

QTCut5 wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote:With that blade combination, I would classify that first one as a Serpentine Jack. What think ye?

Different jigging but beauties both.

Serpentine Jack, Dogleg Jack...call it what you will, I tend to call knives by whatever name the manufacturers call them, and that one looks a lot like a 1991 Series 1 Model #51 Mini Trapper (or just plain "Trapper" according to the Queen advertisement).

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Just like the one you gave to me. It is a real beauty and I love it.
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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 Nov 04, 2018 3:25 pm

For the last time...I didn't give you that knife, you WON it in a contest!!! (Sheesh, I'd have to be half crazy to just give a knife like that away for no reason. :wink: )

But, however you got it, I'm glad you like it. I really like that particular knife as well, so much so, in fact, that I can't control myself; whenever I see one for sale I just have to buy it. ::facepalm::

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:05 pm

You GAVE me a prize which was that S&M, ergo you GAVE me that knife. :mrgreen:

No wonder we get along so well. I'm the same way by Winchester Black Box Coffin Jacks and Camillus 14's just to name a couple. And don't even get me started on Camillus 72s and their clones.
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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 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:54 am

These are not Case 07s so I suppose "technically" they don't really belong in this thread in the Case Knife Collector's Forum. But, they are Mini Trappers and we've had some OTC (Other Than Case) Mini Trappers posted here before and nobody seemed to mind. Besides, there's no dedicated Mini Trapper threads in the Queen or the Robeson Cutlery Collector's Forums and I just wanted to squeeze in a few more Mini Trappers from my collection before I go away for awhile and will not have access to my knives.

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Cheers & Aloha to all who have participated in this thread or took the time to view and/or read the postings. I think it's obvious that Mini Trappers are my passion. Hopefully, when I return from my hiatus I'll have a fresh batch of Mini Ts to show. In the meantime, I sincerely hope other collectors continue to post photos of their Mini Trappers...even if they aren't Case 07s.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:33 pm

Just a few more...

These official Boy Scouts Of America Mini Trappers were gifts from Tom (bestgear) when he learned that all my scouting memorabilia had been destroyed by mold & mildew. I get choked up every time I look at them just thinking of his compassion and generosity -- "A Scout is Kind" (sixth point in The Scout Law). Thanks again, Tom.

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A few Case Collector Club Mini Trappers

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...and, finally, this oddball Parker Frost by Schrade "Mink" Mini Trapper (3 7/8")

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Well, I could go on and on, but I suppose that's enough for now.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:15 am

1989 Case 1st Issue 207WHSS, my first in corn cob jigged Blue Bone.

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I think that must be the longest tail on a "Long Tail C" bolster stamp I have ever seen.

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Re: Ode To The 07

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:06 am

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