Case kitchen/ commercial knives

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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Case kitchen/ commercial knives

Postby brucegodlesky » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:58 pm

is there a source out there for dating Case commercial, kitchen, and butchering knives?

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Re: Case kitchen/ commercial knives

Postby Gunsil » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:45 pm

I have never seen any specific info on Case butcher knives. They are kind of like Case hunting knives in that the marks do not usually correspond with Case pocket knife mark dating.

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Re: Case kitchen/ commercial knives

Postby brucegodlesky » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:54 am

You got that right Gunsil!!

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Re: Case kitchen/ commercial knives

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Yes, Case kitchen and professional knives are almost impossible to date accurately, scissors even more so.

One option to narrow down a date is to use older case catalogs and prices lists - with those you can determine the years that a particular knife was made and when it was discontinued.

Case did start putting "dots" on household cutlery in 1980, though they did not always use the "lightning" s on the household knives as they did on pocket knives.
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Re: Case kitchen/ commercial knives

Postby brucegodlesky » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm

Hey Steve, longtime!!
I've recently come across another bunch of vintage butcher knives. Some from the early 1900's. Interesting stuff!!


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