6375 Goodness

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.
Post Reply
toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:59 am

Picked this one up from a friend. He received this 6375 in 1973 from his Uncle who owned a hardware store in Georgia.
My friend told me he never did anything but take it out every now and then to show his buddies. When he found out I
collected Case knives, he said, "I have one you might want". We agreed on a price, and here she is. He is in his late 60's
now, and when I said, don't you want to hang on to this as a family keepsake, he told me that he would rather it go to
someone that would enjoy it, and appreciate it, because he never took it out of its drawer. Well, the right person bought
it, I can tell you that!
IMG_1390 (4).JPG

rugmar
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Location: Central NC

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by rugmar » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:22 am

Nice one for sure! Those 75 pattern knives are a handful of goodness. Thanks for showing it and thanks for giving it a good home.

User avatar
Mumbleypeg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10249
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 am
Location: Republic of Texas

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:43 am

Nice score! I like those big stockman patterns. ::tu::

Ken
Member AKTI, TSRA, NRA.

When the people fear their government, that is tyranny. When government fears the people, that is freedom.

https://www.akti.org/

User avatar
QTCut5
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 4091
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:59 am
Location: Napo'opo'o, HI

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by QTCut5 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 am

Great score and great story of how you got it...best way to add a cool knife to your collection. Congrats.
Simia accipit quae vult.

~Q~

User avatar
Colonel26
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 9409
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:35 am
Location: Kentucky

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by Colonel26 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:21 am

Very nice! The 75’s are my personal favorite!
“There are things in the old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the Holy Spirit.”
Robert E. Lee

User avatar
herbva
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Location: The Old Dominion

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by herbva » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am

Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too. Nice to have the box, wrapping paper and story of the knife (provenance) to go with it. Is that "$15.00" that I think I see hand written on the side of the box? :D ::tu:: ::tu::
"Better to do something imperfectly, than to do nothing flawlessly." ~ Robert H. Schuller

Herb

jmh58
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10091
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:22 pm
Location: Pgh,Pa

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by jmh58 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:08 pm

WOW!! How KOOL is that!! 8) Very Nice!!! ::tu::
John :D
Not all who wander are lost!!

Of all the paths you take in life,
Make sure some of them are Dirt!!!

User avatar
Beavertail
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:47 pm
Location: Way down south in Dixie

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by Beavertail » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:46 pm

herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too. Nice to have the box, wrapping paper and story of the knife (provenance) to go with it. Is that "$15.00" that I think I see hand written on the side of the box? :D ::tu:: ::tu::
I have the exact same knife! ::tu::
I was at a flea market in Blairsville Georgia about 20 years ago and an older gentleman who owned a hardware store was selling his inventory.
He had several Case knife displays full of new old stock knives.
The 6375 had a price of $15.00 and I got it for $30.00.
Those days are gone forever.
Tim

User avatar
tongueriver
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5998
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:01 pm

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by tongueriver » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:16 pm

herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too.
Mine too! Congratulations!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:27 pm

rugmar wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:22 am
Nice one for sure! Those 75 pattern knives are a handful of goodness. Thanks for showing it and thanks for giving it a good home.
Thanks rugmar!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:27 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:43 am
Nice score! I like those big stockman patterns. ::tu::

Ken
Thanks Ken!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:29 pm

QTCut5 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 am
Great score and great story of how you got it...best way to add a cool knife to your collection. Congrats.
Thanks QTCut5, I sgree it's my favorite way to get a knife!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Colonel26 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:21 am
Very nice! The 75’s are my personal favorite!
Thanks Colonel! They are a beast for sure!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:33 pm

herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too. Nice to have the box, wrapping paper and story of the knife (provenance) to go with it. Is that "$15.00" that I think I see hand written on the side of the box? :D ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Herb! And yes, that is $15.00 you see. This is the original box that held six knives. My friend told me his uncle had a small
display in his counter, and kept the bulk boxes underneath..

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:34 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:08 pm
WOW!! How KOOL is that!! 8) Very Nice!!! ::tu::
John :D
Thanks John! She's a keeper!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:35 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:16 pm
herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too.
Mine too! Congratulations!
Thanks tongueriver!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Beavertail wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:46 pm
herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too. Nice to have the box, wrapping paper and story of the knife (provenance) to go with it. Is that "$15.00" that I think I see hand written on the side of the box? :D ::tu:: ::tu::
I have the exact same knife! ::tu::
I was at a flea market in Blairsville Georgia about 20 years ago and an older gentleman who owned a hardware store was selling his inventory.
He had several Case knife displays full of new old stock knives.
The 6375 had a price of $15.00 and I got it for $30.00.
Those days are gone forever.
Cool story Tim! You're right, those days are gone!

User avatar
herbva
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Location: The Old Dominion

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by herbva » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:16 am

toomanyknives wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Beavertail wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:46 pm
herbva wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Beautiful knife. One of my favorite patterns too. Nice to have the box, wrapping paper and story of the knife (provenance) to go with it. Is that "$15.00" that I think I see hand written on the side of the box? :D ::tu:: ::tu::
I have the exact same knife! ::tu::
I was at a flea market in Blairsville Georgia about 20 years ago and an older gentleman who owned a hardware store was selling his inventory.
He had several Case knife displays full of new old stock knives.
The 6375 had a price of $15.00 and I got it for $30.00.
Those days are gone forever.
Cool story Tim! You're right, those days are gone!
Well, maybe they are gone. I can still dream........ :D
"Better to do something imperfectly, than to do nothing flawlessly." ~ Robert H. Schuller

Herb

User avatar
cody6268
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 2704
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:51 pm
Location: Southwestern Virginia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by cody6268 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:28 am

From a user perspective, the 75 is a really good work knife. You have the coping and spey blades of a typical Stockman, coupled with a very large main blade. A lot of workmen and farmers carry this pattern around here. For me, it's a smidge too big (and heavy!), and thus I prefer the 47 and 18 patterns. I had a G-10 variant with a serrated main blade (for rope and such). I'd prefer a CV. I recently traded that one to my Granddad for the Trapper (which I'd bought for him)from the same G-10 series.

As for yours, I don't think condition-wise you can get much better.

I love old price tags. I hate it when people try to tear them off. It leaves a mess too. I was looking at an Imperial Double Eagle lockback from 1977. Had the original Montgomery Ward price tag of $35. That's like $140 today!

toomanyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 991
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am
Location: Tucker, Georgia

Re: 6375 Goodness

Post by toomanyknives » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:10 am

You're right Cody. It is a beefy knife. I carry a 6318 also. This one is mint, and stays in the box a good bit.

Post Reply

Return to “Case Knife Collector's Forum”