POLL: Big Jack

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.

Big Jacks - your fave

6292 Texas Jack
15
54%
6249 Copperhead
13
46%
 
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POLL: Big Jack

Postby Lansky1 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:04 pm

I’ve recently gravitated to the “big” jack knives in the 4” range. There are other vintage Case large jack knife patterns, but these 2 seem to be the most popular in the large size.

Let’s have it ... which big jack do you like best ?
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby XX Case XX » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:15 pm

92

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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:17 pm

Dang John!! I can't pick between those two. ::dang::

Now if you're talking about 6249W, that tips the scales.

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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby jmh58 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:31 pm

WOW!! That's like picking my favorite kid!!!! ::shrug:: ::facepalm:: I carried both for some time a few yrs ago and did settle on the 92 though!! Soooo... 92 it is!!!
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby MadTrapper » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:03 pm

I prefer the Barlow Jack. :D
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:14 pm

I always considered those two patterns more medium sized than large. But if I had to pick one, it’d be the copperhead I think. I just never could warm up to the 97 pattern.
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby geocash » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm

6292, & a 6233
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby zp4ja » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Jacks are my favorite. I voted for the 92 of the two available choices.
Now if the 6165 or 6265 was a choice I would have gone there.
That said, I have about 20 or so EDCs and have been carrying a CASE XX USA 6292 for about a month straight. A useful and attractive knife. Good size. I love the 75 and if they made an old two blades Jack in XX, I would be all over that. Unfortunately, they did not offer that.
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 pm

zp4ja wrote:Jacks are my favorite. I voted for the 92 of the two available choices.
Now if the 6165 or 6265 was a choice I would have gone there.
That said, I have about 20 or so EDCs and have been carrying a CASE XX USA 6292 for about a month straight. A useful and attractive knife. Good size. I love the 75 and if they made an old two blades Jack in XX, I would be all over that. Unfortunately, they did not offer that.


There was one shown on one of the CASE threads some time back. I forget which of our members has it. It was either early in the XX era or the tested era. But it was a 6275 with the large clip and a pen blade on the same end. From the discussion, KY was quite rare.
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 pm

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=43779&p=441136&hilit=6275#p441136

Found it! But it was pre tested era!
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby zp4ja » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks Wade. Will have to look my books for that one.

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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:00 am

My preference is the large cigar jack 94 pattern at 4 1/4" closed. It was discontinued in the 1960's so maybe that's why it isn't an option in the poll.
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:22 am

The 6249 is my preference for front pants pocket carry. Its rounded ends and the CopperHead hump covering the tang corners are both more comfortable and wear the pocket fabric a little less.

For a large Jack in a belt pouch I like a longer knife than a 6292. I prefer a 6211 1/2. It's the Cheetah without a lock or swing guard but with an added pen blade. The reproductions that were made for knife clubs are affordable. While the first reproduction's deep etched red blade decorations are too gaudy for me the second version is tastefully decorated. My guess is that to prevent them being fraudulently sold as originals Case will not make them without something that sets them apart from standard production knives but it could be they just do not think 6211 1/2s would sell well.

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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby steve99f » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Gotta be a 49 for me of the two choices.
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Re: POLL: Big Jack

Postby Lansky1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:00 pm

At the start, it looked like the 92 was going to run away, but the copperhead made a late game surge. Looks to be a tight race ...
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