Case 88 LP

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 88 LP

Postby Denverlh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:35 am

Hello...I bought this 1940’S 88LP...The pics weren’t that good and I failed to notice that the sheep’s foot blade wasn’t quite right...It looks to me that it may be a modified spear point...I knew something was amiss when I discovered that both the spear and sheep foot had 88 tang stamps...Would it be impossible to find a replacement sheep foot blade for this knife...It is a decent example otherwise.
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Re: Case 88 LP

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:11 am

Denver, I don't collect 88's so I won't comment on the pattern number stamped on both large blades. If I am tracking with the blade re-profiling concern you mentioned (see highlighted picture), it looks to me like the blade tip might have been broken and re-profiled to "fix" it. Or maybe someone just wanted it to look different.
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Re: Case 88 LP

Postby stockman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:13 pm

Denver I have had some 88's that were marked on both masters.

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Re: Case 88 LP

Postby Denverlh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:49 pm

Thank you,,,That is music to my ears...Either way though I guess I’ll still be needing a sheeps foot blade to make it right?
Anybody you know that possibly has a donor?
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Re: Case 88 LP

Postby stockman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:43 pm

Should be some of the Case experts in soon with their ideas.

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Re: Case 88 LP

Postby Denverlh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:13 pm

Thank you guys!
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