Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

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Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by JohnR » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:54 pm

Just picked up a XX era Case 5332 stag stockman off of Ebay, decent used condition but what is unusual to me is it has coined or milled liners. I don't remember seeing many vintage Case knives with coined liners or I'm just not noticing.
These are sellers pics, will have to take better ones when shows up, may have to enlarge the one to see the coined liners.
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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by XX Case XX » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:31 pm

Strange. Not one of my older Case (1940's to 1979) have liners like that. Mine are all solid.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by rea1eye » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:44 am

I really like that. I do not think any of mine has it.

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p.s. looked later............do not have any

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by JohnR » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 pm

Mike, Bob, thanks, I'll have to take better pics when it shows up, it is sure a mystery. I can't see anyone taking it apart just to add coined liners and the knife appears to have been together for quite some time showing consistent pocket wear.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by XX Case XX » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:01 pm

I hope Steve sees this post. If anyone can shed some light on this, he's the guy. ::nod::

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by jmh58 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 pm

Very nice 32!!! ::ds::
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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by knifeaholic » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm

JohnR wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Mike, Bob, thanks, I'll have to take better pics when it shows up, it is sure a mystery. I can't see anyone taking it apart just to add coined liners and the knife appears to have been together for quite some time showing consistent pocket wear.

I have a feeling it is an optical illusion created by the photo pixels - note that the "milling" seems to affect the blade back edges as well.

I have seen that on other photos of knives posted online.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by JohnR » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:22 pm

knifeaholic wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm
JohnR wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Mike, Bob, thanks, I'll have to take better pics when it shows up, it is sure a mystery. I can't see anyone taking it apart just to add coined liners and the knife appears to have been together for quite some time showing consistent pocket wear.

I have a feeling it is an optical illusion created by the photo pixels - note that the "milling" seems to affect the blade back edges as well.

I have seen that on other photos of knives posted online.
I'm thinking you may be right, should know by Saturday.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by JohnR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Mystery solved as knifeholic stated it was the badly pixelated pictures. Bought it to be a carry stag Case XX era and it will make a nice one, still tight and snappy with minor blade loss, lots of life left in it.
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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:37 pm

Looks like a dandy knife that should serve you well.

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Post by Colonel26 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:12 pm

It sure is a nice one!
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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by XX Case XX » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 pm

JohnR wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Mystery solved as knifeholic stated it was the badly pixelated pictures.
Wow, Steve has a sharp eye. I would have never guessed.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by XX Case XX » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:20 pm

knifeaholic wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm
I have a feeling it is an optical illusion created by the photo pixels - note that the "milling" seems to affect the blade back edges as well.
Thanks Steve. I knew you'd figure this out. ::nod::

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by knifeaholic » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:48 pm

The only Case pocket knives that I have ever seen with milled liners are two or three examples of the 47 stockman, very early Tested era or Bradford stamp.

These each only had the milling on the center liner and - this is very odd - only on the inside of the liner where no one can see it. Go figure.

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Re: Case 5332 With Coined Liners?

Post by jmh58 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:29 pm

JohnR wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Mystery solved as knifeholic stated it was the badly pixelated pictures. Bought it to be a carry stag Case XX era and it will make a nice one, still tight and snappy with minor blade loss, lots of life left in it.
::tu:: 8) ::tu:: I would be proud to tote thatun.. And show it off to everyone!!! ::ds::
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