Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

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Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Potechop » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:32 pm

Years ago I acquired a small USA collection from a man from Bradford,PA . There was one knife a 49 pattern that had a screw driver blade. After closely examining the knife it looked as if it was made that way. Showed it to a custom knife maker he thought it was made in the factory that way. Blade is same length as my other copperheads. Finish on the blade looks just like the master blade. Knife is dead mint except has that blade. Often thought that someone in the factory made a mistake making the knife and made a screwdriver blade and carried it out. I have it in a floor model case Display so I can’t send the best pictures. I always liked the knife so I put it in one of my display cases. Wondered what some other collectors think about it.
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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by espn77 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:01 am

I'm a display guy, would love to see your whole display ::tu::

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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 am

That is an unusual one. Doesn’t look like any “normal” Case screwdriver blade I’ve seen. ::shrug:: Could it be a modified pen blade? (Hard to tell much without having it in hand, so you’re in the best position to tell).

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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Potechop » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:52 am

Here’s a couple of my small displays I put together.
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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by espn77 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:58 am

Very cool

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Post by Potechop » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:14 pm

I think like you it was a pen blade and when he was grinding the blade must have made a mistake and just squared off tip and finished the knife. Not worth much but I like it. I also got a 82079 from him that had a set of bone handles on it with pearl stamped blade. Never made that pattern in bone I don’t think. Took it to a knife show years ago but the old case collectors there said they had seen that mistake before said it wasn’t worth anymore than a pearl handle. I sold it but I wish I would have keep that knife. Think the guy I got them from had some connection with Case but never asked.

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Post by XX Case XX » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:04 pm

Extra cool. 8) Your displays are beautiful. Any Case guy would love to have something like that. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Post by TPK » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:50 pm

XX Case XX wrote:
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Extra cool. 8) Your displays are beautiful. Any Case guy would love to have something like that. ::tu:: ::tu::

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::nod:: I know I would! ::nod:: Very cool! 8)
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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by jmh58 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:58 pm

XX Case XX wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Extra cool. 8) Your displays are beautiful. Any Case guy would love to have something like that. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Reid » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:24 pm

I have owned a couple of lunchbox knives. I think this is one the someone squared off the blade to make a screwdriver. Good discussion.

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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Jdub » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:55 am

I would like to see more pictures of it!!

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Re: Case XX USA 6249 Factory second

Post by Potechop » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:50 pm

It’s mounted in a floor model case display cabinet. That’s the best picture I can get without talking it out. Pretty sure it is a lunchbox knife. Was told that the collection I bought the guy worked at case.

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