Case knife ID

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Case knife ID

Post by makeminea4wt » Thu May 21, 2020 12:09 pm

Hello all. New to the forum. Need some help on the ID of a Case fixed blade. Found this stuck in the top of a fence post in the woods. Was quite rusted and weathered but cleaned up decently. Blade is 3 1/2" and thin spring type steel. Knife is very narrow. I am curious as to the era it was manufactured and a "name", if there was one. No telling how long it was in the fence post. It was on a 1920's farm where I was doing some metal detecting.
Hope someone can help with some info.

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Re: Case knife ID

Post by edge213 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:45 pm

I can't help you with this knife, but welcome to AAPK.
Cool find.
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Re: Case knife ID

Post by Gunsil » Thu May 21, 2020 8:23 pm

Knife appears to be from the "Kinfolks era" 1926-1932. Kinfolks made the same model for Cattaraugus and a few other companies. The blade shows a lot of wear, the edge is down over 1/8". Case and Cattaraugus formed Kinfolks in 1925 to make fixed blades for both companies but Case took manufacturing back to Bradford around 1932. Kinfolks continued to make fixed blade for Catt up to WW2 and made knives with their own mark in Little Valley until they were bought by Robeson around 1956 and Robeson made Kinfolks marked knives until they went out of business in the mid 1960s. Kinfolks was a prolific maker of contract knives for other companies, I know of at least 15 other companies whose fixed blade knives were made by Kinfolks.

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Re: Case knife ID

Post by tallguy606 » Thu May 21, 2020 9:42 pm

Some hunter was saying, Where the heck did I put that knife??? Feel bad for the guy, whoever it was. Heard a story about a guy who was helping his brother in law load a flatbed trailer. He used his Tony Bose Case knife to cut some rope and laid it on the fender of the trailer, never to be seen again.

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Re: Case knife ID

Post by Doc B » Thu May 21, 2020 9:46 pm

Neat find!
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Re: Case knife ID

Post by rea1eye » Fri May 22, 2020 9:26 am

Very nice "metal" find.


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Re: Case knife ID

Post by 1967redrider » Fri May 22, 2020 3:42 pm

Great old Case fixed blade, in pretty decent shape considering. ::welcome:: to AAPK!
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