does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

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does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

Postby thickskinner54 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:27 am

I have a question about this knife here. I have been collecting case knives for about 6 years now and I recently found this one here. It does not look like any Case knife that I have seen up to now. There are 2 knife blades and a nail file blade. To me, it looks like a swell center on the shield side but not on the other(pile?)side. These photos are the best I can do right now as I don't physically possess the knife at this time. Does anyone recognize it? Is it a genuine Case? Do you know the style, year and worth of it?
Thanks, guys. I appreciate any help with this one.
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Re: does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

Postby knifeaholic » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Hi; the knife is authentic. It is a 6370 pattern, split backspring "whittler" with a "humpback" frame. A fairly rare pattern.
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Re: does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

Postby thickskinner54 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:59 am

Thanks, Knifeaholic, I appreciate the help. ::tu:: would you happen to know the period it was made? In your opinion, is it worth $200? Thanks again, I asked around plenty before posting it here. Should have come here first ::dang::

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Re: does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:14 pm

thickskinner54 wrote:Thanks, Knifeaholic, I appreciate the help. ::tu:: would you happen to know the period it was made? In your opinion, is it worth $200? Thanks again, I asked around plenty before posting it here. Should have come here first ::dang::


1920's to 1930's time frame.

It is a scarce pattern and a whittler. If the blades have good snap, and the handles have no cracks, well worth 200.
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Re: does anyone recognize this "case" knife? Is it legit?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:38 pm

If there's a way to examine the knife in hand, do so. I noticed in the pictures you posted that the master blade seems to have a odd, awkward appearance as it is opened fully. The blade appears to open beyond the point it should stop. Could indicate a problem with the spring or the blade tang.
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