2nd cut stag or bone trapper, let's take a vote :)

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2nd cut stag or bone trapper, let's take a vote :)

Postby XxTestedxX » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:27 am

So I got this 2nd cut USA trapper.

I think it's 2nd cut stag with the stamp 6254. Yes 6 typically indicates bone.

A lot of already know the story of how they dyed some second cut stag that have it more of an odd bone color, which I think this is. In which they stamped 6254


What y'all think?
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Re: 2nd cut stag or bone trapper, let's take a vote :)

Postby edge213 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:54 am

Sure looks like bone to me.
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Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:26 pm

Pretty sure it's bone. I have a Case jack somewhere with similar color bone handles - sort of a dark tan color.

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Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:33 pm

I could be wrong but I thought they used a little bit of a different jigging pattern on the second cut stag. I vote bone on that one.
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Postby XxTestedxX » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:13 pm

I've seen the jigging and dyes a few different colors.

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Postby knifeaholic » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:13 pm

Jigging looks like 2nd cut to me.
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Postby XxTestedxX » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:48 pm

knifeaholic wrote:Jigging looks like 2nd cut to me.


Stag or bone, been getting many answers

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Postby XX Case XX » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:19 pm

Bone. But I'd also like to know if you wear gloves when you take photos of all your knives...

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Postby Blade Runner » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:38 pm

Ah the age old question. To further confuse matters I can tell you from experience that Case produced this handle material with both a "5" and a "6" handle code. Most of the time this color (front handle) will have a "5". Regardless of the number, Old timers refer to it as second cut stag.
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Postby XxTestedxX » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Blade Runner wrote:Ah the age old question. To further confuse matters I can tell you from experience that Case produced this handle material with both a "5" and a "6" handle code. Most of the time this color (front handle) will have a "5". Regardless of the number, Old timers refer to it as second cut stag.
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I was figuring it was stag, due to color. But I'm happy either way.

And xx case xx, not always do I wear gloves, I do if I'm handling he knife for the last time before I put it up in my roll. Which is usually just after I take pics. And finger prints in pics drive me a little crazy. On mine anways

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Postby Blade Runner » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:56 pm

XxTestedxX wrote:
Blade Runner wrote:Ah the age old question. To further confuse matters I can tell you from experience that Case produced this handle material with both a "5" and a "6" handle code. Most of the time this color (front handle) will have a "5". Regardless of the number, Old timers refer to it as second cut stag.
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I was figuring it was stag, due to color. But I'm happy either way.

And xx case xx, not always do I wear gloves, I do if I'm handling he knife for the last time before I put it up in my roll. Which is usually just after I take pics. And finger prints in pics drive me a little crazy. On mine anways


There was also a wine/maroon color second cut which is quite rare. Again it can be found stamped both ways, but this one is almost always stamped with a 6. Old schoolers still refer to it as second cut stag! I believe I contributed pictures of both versions in Steve's book.
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