Old case knife?

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M Arthur
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Old case knife?

Postby M Arthur » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:38 pm

Hello everyone I joined the forum to ask about a knife I picked up at a flea market over the weekend.
I believe it’s an old Case “pigsticker” it’s obviously been loved to death- I doubt it has much value because of its condition but I just wanted to see if any experts wanted to confirm that before I regrind the blade back to a useful shape.
From what I can see it seems likely the knife is pretty old, but I’m curious if anyone thinks the wood scales are original? The only examples I see online have bone handles. The sheath it’s pictured with I actually bought from a separate vendor at the same flea market it seems appropriate.
Thanks for any input you feel like giving.
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Re: Old case knife?

Postby Gunsil » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:00 pm

You are correct. Knife has no collector value, go ahead and make it into something you like. The handles are definitely replacements and the sheath is from a newer era although it would be good for holding the knife hen you're done.

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Re: Old case knife?

Postby doglegg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:37 pm

M Arthur, hope your show us pictures after you slick it up. Thanks and welcome. ::tu::

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Re: Old case knife?

Postby M Arthur » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:26 pm

Ok thanks guys. ill prob just grind it into a similar but obviously smaller clip point type of thing. ill bring some pics once its done.


thanks again

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Re: Old case knife?

Postby btrwtr » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:14 pm

I think the handles on your knife could well be original. Although well worn the walnut wood and bevels on the handles look correct to me. Handle wear is consistent with the blade wear. As said given condition there is as much value in it as a good user as there is a collectible.
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