Antique Case Doctors Knife

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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Antique Case Doctors Knife

Postby prairiedog » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm

I think I have found a scarce pattern due to the fact that I haven’t seen another doctors knife this size (3 1/4”). Most doctors knives that I’ve seen (85 pattern) are 3 5/8” long. There is also an 82 pattern at 2 3/4” long. What I think I have is a Tested 81 pattern that is listed (no pics) in Sargent 7th edition. It’s the only reference I can find regarding a doctors knife this particular size. Sargents has it listed at 3 1/8”...mine looks closer to 3 1/4” long. My question, is this knife more common than I’m leading myself to believe...or have I hit the flea market jackpot? I’m sincerely hoping it’s the latter! :D
All feedback is appreciated!

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving,
Perry
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When the knife your grandfather/father carried or put up is handed down to you...treasure it...open it up from time to time...and by all means, keep it!

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Re: Antique Case Doctors Knife

Postby knifeaholic » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:58 pm

Hi Perry; you have a 62086. I have the same knife in stag, 52086. 3-1/4" closed. The 6282 is the tiny one at 2-3/4" closed.
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Re: Antique Case Doctors Knife

Postby prairiedog » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:52 pm

Now I know for sure what I have...thanks Steve! ::tu::
Perry

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Re: Antique Case Doctors Knife

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:45 pm

Nice knife ::tu::
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