Case XX Wharnrat

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Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Lansky1 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 pm

So I've never been a fan of the muskrat pattern - 2 identical blades never made much sense to me (I guess I wouldn't know a trap line if I stumbled over one). But I'm a tinkerer and I've always been a fan of the wharncliffe blade. I'm always frustrated by how difficult it is to find a Case pattern that lends itself to reshaping into a wharnie (the trapper is a perfect example - the long spey blade would be perfect to reshape into a wharncliffe, but the nail nick is way too far forward).

So, recently I was perusing eBay, irritated at the sheer number of muskrats that are always on there & I noticed the nail nicks are on opposite sides - lightbulb goes off. I enlarged a picture of the blade & it looks like there just might be enough meat to reshape into a wharncliffe. So I figured I'd take a chance & give it a shot.

Took my time on the disk sander and low and behold it worked out great - I give you the ... Wharnrat (note the 2nd picture where I roughed out the shape with a marker)


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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Old Hunter » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Looks like you made your own Hawbaker (well, pretty close) and saved a LOT of money in doing so - Cool! OH
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:29 pm

I likey ::tu::
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 pm

I prefer Ratcliffe and I really like what you did there. ::tu::
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby XX Case XX » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:42 pm

Very nice. Now I wonder how many requests you're going to get to do that on other people's knives... :mrgreen:

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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Lansky1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:36 am

jerryd6818 wrote:I prefer Ratcliffe and I really like what you did there. ::tu::


NICE - I prefer Ratcliffe too !! ::tu::
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 am

Nailed it. ::tu::
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby bighomer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:26 am

I like it, great job. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Lansky1 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks guys - it was a fun project
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Colonel26 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 pm

You did a good job on that one. I always liked the looks of the Hawbarker rats! Yours looks like a very useful edc.
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby #goldpan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:36 pm

Now that's cool! ::tu::
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Nicely done mod
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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby rea1eye » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Very nice personalized knife. Good for you.

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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:28 pm

Nice job! The knife you've made is similar to a pattern popularized by Stanley Hawbaker for sale by his trappers supply company. https://books.google.com/books?id=LL_7w ... on&f=false. Several companies have made the pattern. Hawbaker contracted with Case to make the pattern for his company, calls it the "Hawbaker Special".

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Re: Case XX Wharnrat

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:51 pm

I have a Robeson "in the style of" the Hawbaker Special. I'm pretty sure Case was the only company authorized by the Hawbaker family to call it a Hawbaker Special.
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