For flesh only

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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For flesh only

Post by Ky wonder » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:43 am

Noticed that phrase on my old stockman,
Wondered how frequent that was?

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Re: For flesh only

Post by philco » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:40 pm

The "For Flesh Only" was commonly used by Case on their spay blades for many years. The spay blade is hollow ground and can be a bit light weight for heavier cutting tasks. Is your knife a Case ?
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Re: For flesh only

Post by Gunsil » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:58 pm

Used by Camillus too.

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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:58 pm

That blade was most commonly intended for cutting hogs and dogs (castrating) so it needed to be razor sharp and if you used it to scrape mud off the sole of your boot or cut electrical wire, you would dull it and it wouldn't do a decent job of what it was designed for. Whew! Talk about your run on sentences.
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Re: For flesh only

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm

Case used the For Flesh Only etch consistently on 18, 47, 047, and 087 patterns until it was discontinued in the early 1980’s. Somewhere here there is a post from Steve Pfeiffer saying there were a couple of years in the early 1970’s when for some reason use of the etch was inconsistent.

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Re: For flesh only

Post by Ky wonder » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm

Thanks guys. It's on a case from 76, I just dont ever remember seeing it

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Re: For flesh only

Post by Papa Bones » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:34 pm

I believe this is the Thread Ken was talking about. Steve (aka: Knifeaholic) posted at the end.
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Post by TPK » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:00 pm

Ky wonder wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Thanks guys. It's on a case from 76, I just dont ever remember seeing it
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Post by Colonel26 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:13 pm

Ky wonder wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:43 am
Noticed that phrase on my old stockman,
Wondered how frequent that was?
Welcome from another Kentuckian. I have both CASE and Camillus knives with that etch. And as Cuz (JerryD) mentioned that’s exactly what it was used for. I still don’t use a spey blade for anything but flesh. From castrating, to opening up wounds on livestock it’s a handy blade.

Which stockman is it, we love pics? And especially of this one as I’m a ‘76 model too!
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Re: For flesh only

Post by Toejammer » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:11 pm

Well, I learn something new again !

I always thought the "for flesh only" etch was a warning, so that your unsuspecting friend doesn't try to cut his ham sandwich with it after a long day of branding / castrating. ::doh::
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Re: For flesh only

Post by rugmar » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:11 am

Toejammer wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:11 pm
Well, I learn something new again !

I always thought the "for flesh only" etch was a warning, so that your unsuspecting friend doesn't try to cut his ham sandwich with it after a long day of branding / castrating. ::doh::
Now that right there is funny. I don’t care who you are!

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Re: For flesh only

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:15 am

Toejammer wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:11 pm
Well, I learn something new again !

I always thought the "for flesh only" etch was a warning, so that your unsuspecting friend doesn't try to cut his ham sandwich with it after a long day of branding / castrating. ::doh::
Nah, you just wipe the blade on your jeans or overalls and use it to cut your sandwich. Everyone who lives on a farm or ranch knows denim cleans and sanitizes. :lol:

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Re: For flesh only

Post by Colonel26 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:38 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:15 am
Toejammer wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:11 pm
Well, I learn something new again !

I always thought the "for flesh only" etch was a warning, so that your unsuspecting friend doesn't try to cut his ham sandwich with it after a long day of branding / castrating. ::doh::
Nah, you just wipe the blade on your jeans or overalls and use it to cut your sandwich. Everyone who lives on a farm or ranch knows denim cleans and sanitizes. :lol:

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Amen! Pa used the spey blade for “cutting “ hogs, calves, and horse colts. The sheepsfoot to cut a chew off a twist of tobacco, and the clip blade on his XX 6375 for everything else. All I ever saw him do was wipe the blade on the legs of his Big Mac overalls. No germs!
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