Case Baby Doc knives

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Case Baby Doc knives

Postby Oldredbone67 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:27 pm

I picked up the baby doc #6282 fr on 06'.Really like the handles on it. I like that is has the spatula blade . I would like to see other baby doc knives. If you have any , please show them . Thanks
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:48 pm

What qualifies as a "Baby Doc? I have this 1965-1969 Single blade, bare end Dr's knife that I don't know too much about yet. ::shrug::
The bone handles appear black but they are (I believe) dark brown, and saturated with grime or perhaps they are black, and the dye has faded in areas.
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby Oldredbone67 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:58 pm

All the doctors knives I have seen have only 1 blade. The baby docs usually have the spatula blade. Yours certainly looks to be a doctor's knife

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 pm

Ken, the Case Baby Doc's are 2-7/8" closed and have a spear main blade paired with a spatula secondary blade. Cute little devils.

Oldredbone67, I don't know what the handles on your Doc are called but I like them.

Doctors knives are traditionally 3-5/8" closed and come with a spear main blade paired with a spatula blade. Infrequently they have a pen blade secondary and on rare occasion a clip blade for a main. I even have a couple with three blades. It's the square butt and slender frame that marks them as a Doc. I quit collecting them in the early 2000s when Case started releasing them as a single blade.

I have a couple to add to your thread.
Case Baby Doc 6-5 Stag Bone - 2005 6282 SP-SS (Labeled).jpg

Case Baby Doc Blue Scroll Stag - 2006 5282 SP-SS (Labeled).jpg

Case Baby Doc Damascas Bone - 2007 6282 SP-DAM (Labeled).jpg

Case Baby Doc Zebra Bone - 2005  6282 SP-SS (Labeled).jpg
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 pm

Thank you guys.
I'll try to look up more on mine. ::nod::
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby Oldredbone67 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:02 am

Thanks Jerry, I am not sure if they are bone or not, but you are right, whatever they are, they do stand out.

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 am

To check to see if bone or synthetic (usually Delrin) get one of these. Less than two bucks on eBay including shipping.
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Note the haversian canals in the bone (spots where the blood vessels and nerves run through it)
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby Oldredbone67 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:42 am

Woe. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:16 am

In addition to the difference in length, the Baby Doc is Case pattern #82 and the Dr. is pattern #85.

The knife in the OP has "cracked ice" handle scales which are laser etched bone.

Here's my trio of stag baby docs.

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby Oldredbone67 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:13 am

Thanks for the info on the "cracked ice" handles. I wasn't sure if they were bone or not.

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby DR_MAGOO » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:54 pm

Nice Baby Docs being shown.

I got a couple.
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M8-4 2006 #07810  6282SP SS BABY DOC DIAMONTE DARK RED SMOOT (1).JPG
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm

Nice Docs, Doc. I especially like the looks of the banded 2006 #07810 6282SP SS Diamonte Dark Red Smooth Bone. I've never seen a banded Baby Doc before. Cool.
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby americanedgetech » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks for adding the extra info guys.
I found the line of dots under a patch of grease, indication my "Doc" is a 1972, and on closer examination the handles do appear to be Delrin.
Sorry to side track...
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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:26 am

DR_MAGOO wrote:Nice Baby Docs being shown.

I got a couple.


Dr. M, a very minor and insignificant observation that is somewhat off-topic, but...I'm curious about the first one you have labeled as Caribbean Blue Bone...I realize that Case has a number of different subsets in their Blue Bone repertoire (Caribbean, Mediterranean, Sky, Blue Bone, etc.), and maybe it's just the lighting, but the bone on your Baby Doc really looks more like Peacock Appaloosa to me. I used to collect that particular handle variety because it is so attractive with its mottled splashes of blues, greens and yellow gold but have long since sold them all and moved on to other obsessions and no longer have any photos of my former collection. I'm just wondering if you have it labeled as Caribbean Blue because that is what is on the original box label? Either way...very pretty bone...brings back some good memories.

Here are three different Case Blue Bone hues for comparison (alas, on Wharncliffe Mini Trappers, not Baby Docs). From top to bottom: Sky Blue, Caribbean Blue, Mediterranean Blue.

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Re: Case Baby Doc knives

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 am

jerryd6818 wrote:Nice Docs, Doc. I especially like the looks of the banded 2006 #07810 6282SP SS Diamonte Dark Red Smooth Bone. I've never seen a banded Baby Doc before. Cool.

That one really is unique with four pins in a straight line. I don't recall ever seeing that before...on any Case knife.

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