Inherited Knife collection help please :D

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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Inherited Knife collection help please :D

Postby Keith7174 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 pm

Hi everyone my name is Keith
I am new here but I am trying to figure out what this knife collection is worth so I can decide if I sell it now, or save it for down the road the list is as follows in order on the mat with some close ups . Thank you for any and all advise.
Case Knife list

#1 Bulldog NO . 5172 in box and cardboard box

#2 Buffalo no. p172 in box and cardboard box

# 3 Trapper 6254 SSP 1st model

#4 Whittler knife 5383 genuine stag

#5 Scout Camper 40045R SS

#6 Scout Camper 40045R SS shrinkage of the bone side plates

#7 Mother of pearl Sleeveboard # 79

#8 Barehead Jack Knife 61024 1/2

#9 Hunter 6265 SAB Reddish bone

#10 Canoe 52131

#11 Congress 6488 Red bone

#12 Jack 6232 reddish bone

#13 Stockman 5347 HPS SS

#14 Congress 64052 reddish bone

#15 Muskrat 8 dots *

#16 Mother of perl Pen 8233

#17 Eisenhower 06263 reddish bone

#18 Eisenhower 05263 genuine stag

#19 5233 10 dot genuine stag

#20 5233 no dots genuine stag

#21 6333 reddish bone

#22 06244 red bone

#23 23087 HE black composite

#24 22055 black composite

#25 6202 1/2 red bone

#26 6207 red bone

#27 Jim Bowie Germany (German Eye) Premium Quality Hand Made Yellow Stockman Knife

#28 single blade knife maker Karlsbad and something above it I can’t make out all the letters

#29 single bade 31/2 “ blade Kutmaster Utca Ny knife

#30 Hammer Brand 1936-37 single 3 “ blade

#31 Sword looks like 2 cutlasses under neath it 2 blade

#32 5 Case knifes I couldn’t identify
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Re: Inherited Knife collection help please :D

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 pm

Whom ever gathered that collection has good taste.
Ohhh where are my manners... Welcome to the forum!

Personally I like every knife you posted, and I am sure that you will be warmly received with as much information as you could ever want.
I'd say you have a nice bunch of knives there. Value wise??? Leave that to the experts here. ::tu::
Best of luck!
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Postby Keith7174 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:02 pm

americanedgetech wrote:Whom ever gathered that collection has good taste.
Ohhh where are my manners... Welcome to the forum!

Personally I like every knife you posted, and I am sure that you will be warmly received with as much information as you could ever want.
I'd say you have a nice bunch of knives there. Value wise??? Leave that to the experts here. ::tu::
Best of luck!


Thanks so much Ken, My dad was a collector of case for his whole life and I will defiantly keep 2 or 3 for my personal case collection but will sale the rest that I all ready have. The one I want to know the most about is that Muskrat ( last 3 pics)with the 8 dots I dont know anything about it .

and thank you for the warm welcome

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Postby americanedgetech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Cool, cool...
I'll attach a Case Tang Chart that applies to your knife.
The way it works is 10 dots are the first year, and one dot is removed as the years progress. Your knife according to what little I know is a 1972 w/ Carbon steel blades.
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Postby Keith7174 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 pm

That helps a lot !!

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Postby Quick Steel » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:36 pm

Welcome Keith. ::handshake:: You might begin to get some idea on prices by spending time on ebay seeing what similar knives are going for.
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Postby Keith7174 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:45 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Welcome Keith. ::handshake:: You might begin to get some idea on prices by spending time on ebay seeing what similar knives are going for.

Hey thanks man , yup that way I made the list so I could figure out what I have here . I will post close up pics of the 5 I dont know what they are tomorrow to see if you all can help identify them
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Postby jlw257 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 am

Welcome to AAPK ::tu:: ::tu:: Nice Collection too ::tu::
If you know your 6254 is a First Model then you should have some ideas on prices ::hmm::
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Postby Keith7174 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:23 am

jlw257 wrote:Welcome to AAPK ::tu:: ::tu:: Nice Collection too ::tu::
If you know your 6254 is a First Model then you should have some ideas on prices ::hmm::

The list is off of his notes I just copied some of it ,but the second half is missing with the 5 I don't know.
Thanks for the welcome man !!

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Postby TripleF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:28 am

WOW, knice gift!!

When checking ebay, check "SOLD LISTINGS" not active listings where someone may have an inflated price.
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Postby americanedgetech » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:06 pm

Up on the top right side of the forum header you will find a tab marked "Price Guides".
I know I have seen the BullDog brand knives listed there. Many of the others you have as well.
I guess the more pricing info you get the easier it is to zero it in.
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I need a pile side scale. THX!

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Postby Keith7174 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:12 pm

americanedgetech wrote:Up on the top right side of the forum header you will find a tab marked "Price Guides".
I know I have seen the BullDog brand knives listed there. Many of the others you have as well.
I guess the more pricing info you get the easier it is to zero it in.


Thanks Guys
According to that "price guide " the set is in the $5000-6000 range.

Now what is the best way to sale the set as 1 lot ? ( I am guessing in the $2000-3000 range)
Any advise or places that will buy it as a lot ?
I dont want to sale them 1 at a time ?

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Postby Treejakal » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 pm

My dad was a collector of case for his whole life and I will defiantly keep 2 or 3 for my personal case collection but will sale the rest that I all ready have.


I would keep my Dad's Collection and sell your other ones.

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Postby philco » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:57 pm

If you sell them all in a group to a dealer you'll have to take wholesale price which will be 1/2 of retail value or even less.
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