Russlock T01953L SELECT

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Russlock T01953L SELECT

Post by Sharkdriver » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:42 pm

I can not find any information regarding this knife, can anyone help?
It is a Russlock T01953L SELECT. The stamping is Case XX SELECT 2002 - 2004. What is the handle materal? Does anyone know the aproximate value.
It is a beautifil knife.Thanks for your help
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Re: Russlock T01953L SELECT

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. That is a beautiful RussLock. Obviously the handle is tortoise shell but the question is is it real tortoise shell. The research section here writes that prior to 1940 Case used a 7 in tang stamps for imitation tortoise shell. If Case was consistent TO would be real tortoise shell. I suspect that's what it is.

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Re: Russlock T01953L SELECT

Post by Sharkdriver » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:21 pm

Thanks for your help. The stamping is identical to the Case the "CASE XX SELECT" stamping for 2002 - 2004. There are no . or * on so, I assume it was made between 2002 and 2004. What value does the SELECT status add to the knife's value?

Walt

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Re: Russlock T01953L SELECT

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm

Unfortunately not much if any added value based on what they're selling for on eBay. Here's a link to a current thread about Case Select viewtopic.php?f=66&t=68152 .

Regarding details about your specific knife you might contact Case at consumer-relations@wrcase.com and ask them.

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