Case 6239 worth the punt?

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Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:21 pm

I was out today and found this Case with the number 6239 on the pen blade and Case Bradford PA
I really like the shape of the knife. The main Blade has been well used but maintained enough to take a good edge. The pen blade is in decent shape. Both blades are firm with no wobble.
Knife is 3-7/8” closed.

The scales on the other hand are cracked and missing some. I will clean it up and carry it.

I Got this and an older PAL Camp knife for $20

Any info on this model would be greatly appreciated. From what I found this knife is from 1904-1920? I know Zero about Case knives.

Thanks in advance.
Tom
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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby jlw257 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:33 pm

Look like a Bradford 62039 Roger Bone. Nice find ::tu:: ::tu::
Bradford era was from 1914-1919
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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby olderdogs1 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Nice find. Looks like the shield is upside down.
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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby zp4ja » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Is it just me or is the shield upside down?

Nice knife. Hard to tell anything else from the pics provided.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:00 pm

olderdogs1 wrote:Nice find. Looks like the shield is upside down.
Tom

Ok. I thought it might be. No biggie. I will clean it up and use it. I may have my dad make me some new scales. I just gave him some antlers last weekend. I will put the old guy to work. He is 81 and loves fixing knives.

Pertaining to pictures. Is the a link to show preferred pictures. What are you looking for picture wise. I would love to get more info on this knife. I kind of like the Sowbelly shape.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby stockman » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:31 am

I really like that old knife, I would NOT replace the old Rogers bone. Find someone on AAPK to make a patch and stabilize the rest of the bone. Neat old knife. Also you could just put it away as is.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Twhite » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:51 am

stockman wrote:I really like that old knife, I would NOT replace the old Rogers bone. Find someone on AAPK to make a patch and stabilize the rest of the bone. Neat old knife. Also you could just put it away as is.

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Harold,
Thank yo for your reply. I was really drawn to the shape and the scales.

Patching it sounds like a great idea. I like to carry what I have, so stabilizing it is the thing to do.

Where do I look to get a member to do that.

Tom

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby stockman » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:05 am

They should see your post soon. Check your private messages.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:47 am

Rogers bone is special - I'd get it repaired! Read this older thread for appreciation of what you have! ::tu:: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=45098&hilit=Rogers. A few posts down on the first page is a history of Rogers bone.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Twhite » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:21 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:Rogers bone is special - get it repaired! Read this older thread for appreciation of what you have! ::tu:: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=45098&hilit=Rogers. A few posts down on the first page is a history of Rogers bone.

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Thanks for the link. I think I will try to get it repaired.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Steve Warden » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:03 pm

Sweet score Tom ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:21 pm

Tom, check into the Knife Repair and Restoration forum here. You'll find posts like this one viewtopic.php?f=37&t=57370&p=652157&hilit=Books#p652157. Many of the knife mechanics here post there. You can send them a PM about fixing yours, or find tips to tackle the job yourself.

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Re: Case 6239 worth the punt?

Postby Twhite » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:36 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Tom, check into the Knife Repair and Restoration forum here. You'll find posts like this one viewtopic.php?f=37&t=57370&p=652157&hilit=Books#p652157. Many of the knife mechanics here post there. You can send them a PM about fixing yours, or find tips to tackle the job yourself.

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Ken
Thanks again for the link. I think I just might try to tackle this one myself after reading your link.

I will go and read up more on the repair posts.

You guys are very nice and helpful. I really like this place.

Tom


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