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Second cut stag??

Postby miked32 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 pm

Thought I'd get your all input. Second cut stag or not. Thanks
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby XX Case XX » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:16 am

I'm going to say no, it just looks well worn. Here's a picture of the back of my USA era Case 5392. To me, it looks very close, although mine seems to be worn down much more than yours. It's actually darker in real life, kind of like yours. (Click on photo to enlarge)

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby olderdogs1 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:23 am

Good looking stag but not 2nd cut.

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby Jdub » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:48 am

I agree, not second cut.

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby miked32 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:28 pm

there is something slightly different about it though. Ive owned several of these over the years the back slab on this one kinda has a translucent look kinda like the second cut bone they did in the 90s.. I like it either way Thanks for the comments on it.....

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:57 pm

As i understand it 'second cut stag' is from below the antler surface so it more resembles smooth bone than stag. It has none of the surface texture that makes stag so attractive.
What is the attraction to second cut stag based on ?
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby terryl308 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 pm

I agree with KJ's post, not 2nd cut but just pocket worn stag. If you cut off the outside of a piece of any antler, it will look more like white bone, I'm not sure what anyone would do that for, I guess just to use up all the antler? Nice looking old knife however. ::tu:: Terry
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby terryl308 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Miked32, Sending some photo's of a piece of extremely heavy antler with the outside cut off and a piece of crown stag. The white antler material is acutally Pere David antler and a lot heavier than most stag. I have cut a lot of stag and different antler material for knife scales and most stag doesn't have enough dense material under the outside to get much of a scale out of. I also sent along a couple of old Case knives that I have with pocket worn stag. To me, stag looses all of it's appeal when the outside is cut off. It could be done with some dye and jigging however. :D Terry
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:34 pm

kootenay joe wrote:What is the attraction to second cut stag based on ?
kj

From the viewpoint of the manufacturer, it may be the use of otherwise scrap material (cost efficiency). From the customer perspective, IMHO it does make an attractive knife.

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby miked32 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:08 pm

Thanks men..
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby Treejakal » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
kootenay joe wrote:What is the attraction to second cut stag based on ?
kj

From the viewpoint of the manufacturer, it may be the use of otherwise scrap material (cost efficiency). From the customer perspective, IMHO it does make an attractive knife.

Ken

I love and collect stag; in my collection I own some second cut stag that I am very attracted to. The old 1965, 1970 series second cut seems to be very rare, Maybe in its day nobody liked it making it rarer still. Here is an example of an old second cut and a couple from the mid early 80's.
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby miked32 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:02 am

All great looking knives

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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:45 am

Thanks for showing the examples of second cut stag. It's just not my cup of tea !
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:36 am

I would agree with Kj not my cup of tea. A nice stag handle knife looks much better. The rarity of the second cut stag examples may add to it's allure though.
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Re: Second cut stag??

Postby Treejakal » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:26 am

gsmith7158 wrote:I would agree with Kj not my cup of tea. A nice stag handle knife looks much better. The rarity of the second cut stag examples may add to it's allure though.


Ohh, I'm starting to feel sick ::barf:: ::dang:: ::barf:: I just paid a lot of money for a second cut stag that is on its way to me.


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