Hawbacker/Muskrat Case.....Rare??

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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Hawbacker/Muskrat Case.....Rare??

Post by SHC » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:56 am

Ive got a Case Improved Muskrat knife with the second blade a Hawbackers Special. Is this knife considered rare bu collectors. It’s a a pretty red bone handle.

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Re: Hawbacker/Muskrat Case.....Rare??

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:47 am

These were made on contract for a Stanley Hawbaker, who owned a mail order Trappers Supply company. Here’s a link to a post about the man and the knife. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=56523&p=638219&hili ... er#p638217 You can learn more about them by doing a search here for “Hawbaker”. The knives were made annually for many years so they’re not especially rare but not real common either. There are usually a few available for sale on eBay. Value depends on age and condition. Would love to see pictures of yours.

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Re: Hawbacker/Muskrat Case.....Rare??

Post by TPK » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 am

SHC wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:56 am
Ive got a Case Improved Muskrat knife with the second blade a Hawbackers Special. Is this knife considered rare bu collectors. It’s a a pretty red bone handle.
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