Old Case Fixed Blade

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Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby unionpawn » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:03 pm

Hi guys. Came across this one recently. Condition leaves a LOT to be desired, but it is one of older Case fixed blades I've seen in awhile. Case is stamped in plain font, no tail that I can see. Guessing 1940-65 date range? Handle appears to be leather with stitching. Love to hear any thoughts/info on this piece. Thanks!
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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby edge213 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm not expert, but I would say it's an old Case outers pattern with the original handle replaced. I believe these came out in the early to mid thirties.
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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby steve99f » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:18 am

I'm no expert on these either. I have considered buying them and so have boned up some with what resources I have, mostly the D. Ferguson Case book. I agree with edge213 on the likely dates of production, the tang mark fits for the 30's, the handles were likely jigged bone. The blade is so used I can't venture a model No. for you, there are about 6 possible model numbers if you ignore blade length. Any sign of the blade being sabre ground?
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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby unionpawn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks for the thoughts guys.

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Hard to tell due to condition. Appears to be closer to chisel ground style, but totally guessing on that.

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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby Gunsil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:41 pm

Cut down re-shaped "pig sticker" which could have originally had wood or bone scales. The mark was used late 30s-late 40s. By the way, the font is not a plain font, it is a serif font. Serifs are the little "feet" on the bottoms and ends of the letters. Case fixed blade collectors call this the "serif" mark

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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby Gunsil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm

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Here is what it likely looked like originally were it a bone scaled one.

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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby steve99f » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:28 pm

gunsil's showing a model 62 knife. A nice one too. ::tu::
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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby unionpawn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 pm

Gunsil-
Appreciate your response. Thanks for info on the serif font.

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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby Gunsil » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:12 pm

steve99f wrote:gunsil's showing a model 62 knife. A nice one too. ::tu::


Thanks for the compliment Steve!! I probably have had over a dozen variations of these 62 models including the super rare 6" single edge spearpoint model. Have sold many of them still have a bunch left.

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Re: Old Case Fixed Blade

Postby steve99f » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 pm

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