Old Case Scout worth getting?

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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Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Twhite » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:30 am

Sorry for the bad pictures my sister sent them via text. She knows I like scout type knives. This appears to be a pre 1920. The main made looks to be short by 1/2”. They are asking $55.
She said both scales are good.

Anyhow is it worth getting? Thanks for your input.
Tom
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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Landersknives » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:10 am

Twhite wrote:Sorry for the bad pictures my sister sent them via text. She knows I like scout type knives. This appears to be a pre 1920. The main made looks to be short by 1/2”. They are asking $55.
She said both scales are good.

Anyhow is it worth getting? Thanks for your input.
Tom


Tom that Case Tested knife is from 1920-40. I believe it is from the earlier part of that probably 1920-30. If I am wrong one of the guys will come along who are true experts and correct any misinformation I may give. The shield is an early scout shield and is sought after. Looks like the green bone scales are nice and the can opener is stamped tested as well. The punch looks full as well. I believe that is still a good deal for that knife. I would buy it and try to find a replacement period blade to restore it back to its glory. If you decide to do that be very careful taking it apart as to not damage the scales. Like I said if I was somewhere and saw that knife for $55 I would buy it but that is me. Good luck if you get it and if you don’t let me know. Happy new year! ::tu::
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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby edge213 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Twhite wrote:Sorry for the bad pictures my sister sent them via text. She knows I like scout type knives. This appears to be a pre 1920. The main made looks to be short by 1/2”. They are asking $55.
She said both scales are good.

Anyhow is it worth getting? Thanks for your input.
Tom

I would like go know more about the little celluloid teardrop.
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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Twhite » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:22 pm

edge213 wrote:
Twhite wrote:Sorry for the bad pictures my sister sent them via text. She knows I like scout type knives. This appears to be a pre 1920. The main made looks to be short by 1/2”. They are asking $55.
She said both scales are good.

Anyhow is it worth getting? Thanks for your input.
Tom

I would like go know more about the little celluloid teardrop.

I went to look at the case. The pile side scale has been replaced. I passed it up.

I will go back this weekend and take some pictures for you on the teardrop. I will need to bring a loop. I looked at that too. They are not flexible on the prices unfortunately.

Shoot me a PM if you want me to send you some pictures when I go back.

Tom

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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby rea1eye » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:48 am

Don't want to rain on anyone's parade. That looks like it is fairly used. If you need to take even
more off to get it straight and sharp I would think again.

I bought a nice one ( not home now so do not know the number) that had the blades really spent.
I would wait for a better one if I had a do over.

Take above with a salt grain.

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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Twhite » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:16 am

rea1eye wrote:Don't want to rain on anyone's parade. That looks like it is fairly used. If you need to take even
more off to get it straight and sharp I would think again.

I bought a nice one ( not home now so do not know the number) that had the blades really spent.
I would wait for a better one if I had a do over.

Take above with a salt grain.

Bob

Yes my thoughts when I saw it. That is why I passed it up.

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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:39 am

rea1eye wrote:Don't want to rain on anyone's parade. That looks like it is fairly used. If you need to take even
more off to get it straight and sharp I would think again.

I bought a nice one ( not home now so do not know the number) that had the blades really spent.
I would wait for a better one if I had a do over.

Take above with a salt grain.

Bob


I agree w/ Bob on that. I would pass on a knife in this condition at that price. However I am not an expert on these Scout knives.
I guess the question that hasn’t been answered is are you buying it to use or as a collector piece? That might make a difference on what you should pay.
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Re: Old Case Scout worth getting?

Postby Twhite » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:20 am

I agree w/ Bob on that. I would pass on a knife in this condition at that price. However I am not an expert on these Scout knives.
I guess the question that hasn’t been answered is are you buying it to use or as a collector piece? That might make a difference on what you should pay.
SSk[/quote]

I use what I buy. That being said I do like them to look good and have a decent blade.

Tom


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