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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Another canoe question: I own three. All are 70s knives and all have a single backsprings. I've seen newer ones with two backsprings. I'm sure this is easier to make but it thickens things up. When did this start?
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Ask Charlie (Sasquach). He's the canoe guy on the forum.
This is his canoe thread ---► viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27186&start=450
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The first year for the two-spring canoe was 1985 - that was the "transition" year - you will find both the older single spring version and the new two spring version made that year. All made 1986 to present are the new two-spring style.
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