Value and possible sale Case Brother

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Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Cindylu » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:50 am

I am the owner of a pocket knife that is stamped “Case Bros Little Valley NY” on the blade and the word case on the knife is written in cursive. I would like to learn the value of the knife and am willing to sell if there is value
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Old Folder » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:07 am

Welcome to aapk Cindylu;
You may want to sit down. You will be receiving some wonderful information about your CASE knife from the Case pros.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by ludwig26 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:06 am

The handles are gorgeous and it’s a cool looking knife. But I’m thinking it’s a fantasy piece.
The blade looks like it’s had the tang shaved and then restamped. I’ve not seen a Case brothers barlow but Case did make a sheepsfoot version in the tested era but it was a double blade. Also I’ve never seen the incursive Case on the bolster like that either. It looks like it’s been together for awhile.
Really cool to see, hope I’m wrong. There are Case experts that will be along to tell you for sure.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Cindylu » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:21 am

Thanks so much, I hope that it is authentic. I know we have had it over 30 years.

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by btrwtr » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 am

Looks like a nice knife but unfortunately I don't think it is a genuine old factory made knife.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by rea1eye » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:58 pm

Wonderful looking knife. Looking forward to what the Case experts say.

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by peanut740 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:08 pm

The blade appears to be a cut down spear blade.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:43 pm

On a knife that old it’s difficult to say with certainty because there are few catalogs or other documentation, and many knives made then have not survived. I’ve never seen a legitimate Case from any era having script bolsters. Those I have seen stamped Case (in block letters) had both bolsters oriented the same, not one “upside down” as the OP knife has. In other words the factory made two separate dies for stamping bolsters whereas the OP knife was made using one stamping tool, hence one side had to be oriented upside down. Case Brothers knives I’ve seen had “Tested” and/or “XX” stamped on a blade somewhere.

So I believe the earlier assessment of it being a “fantasy knife” is probably correct. Having had it for 30 years doesn’t make it legit. I have a counterfeit Case Tested whittler that I’ve had for about 45 years - fakes were being made then!

It would be interesting to have opinions from those who have seen and documented many old Case knives (olderdogs1 and knifeaholic).

Welcome to AAPK cindylu, and thanks for showing the knife and giving us something to ponder! ::hmm:: :lol:

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Cindylu » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:52 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I wasn't trying to suggest that because we owned the knife for some time that it was authentic. I apologize if thats how it came across. I am just hoping. I have seen several older Case knives as well and none like this. I certainly appreciate any and all help I can get. I called the Case company several times but I haven't gotten a response yet.

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Cindylu wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanks for the welcome. I wasn't trying to suggest that because we owned the knife for some time that it was authentic. I apologize if thats how it came across. I am just hoping. I have seen several older Case knives as well and none like this. I certainly appreciate any and all help I can get. I called the Case company several times but I haven't gotten a response yet.
Case has been way behind on everything since the pandemic - they were shut down for weeks on orders from the Governor and haven’t caught up yet. But for questions on an item that old they’ll likely call on knifeaholic (Steve Pfeiffer) or Tony Foster for information.

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:12 pm

Time to pull out Sargent's . . .

How long is the knife in the closed position? Thanks and ::welcome:: to AAPK. Usually an answer will come out, good or bad.

Here's a stamped upside-down bolster for you.

No Case Script bolsters. ::shrug:: Could be an -005 or -009 pattern.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Cindylu » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:29 am

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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Stanwade » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:26 pm

Fantasy or real, that is a very cool looking knife! I'm no Case expert so I can't chime in on it's authenticity..I think it would make make an awesome EDC (every day carry)!! I like it a lot Cindylu! And ::welcome:: to AAPK!🤝👍Glad you joined! You'll really come to love this website if you stick around!😁👍
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by RalphAlsip » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:36 pm

Welcome to AAPK and thank you for providing clear pictures of the knife you are asking about. ::tu:: ::tu::

This knife is questionable to me for many of the same reasons already mentioned. Attached are annotated images with specific observations.
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Re: Value and possible sale Case Brother

Post by Cindylu » Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:54 am

Thanks everyone again for the welcome, I have located some pictures of other case knives with the cursive Case on the bolster. I will post a picture.
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