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Case Tested

Post by jcfleming813930 » Wed May 12, 2021 10:03 am

I got this knife in a 60 knife collection I purchased and it's the only one I can't find anything on. Any help on validity and value would be appreciated. Also handle material
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Re: Case Tested

Post by btrwtr » Wed May 12, 2021 12:17 pm

Closed length would help identify it. Looks like it could be a 4 1/4” 99 pattern Jack. It should have a shield on it. Handles look like stag and may be replacements.
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Re: Case Tested

Post by jcfleming813930 » Wed May 12, 2021 11:03 pm

It's far smaller than that. It's only 3.25 inches. I've seen a few without shields but usually no bottom bolster

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Re: Case Tested

Post by Boji » Thu May 13, 2021 1:49 am

Could it be a Coffin 5224 1/2 missing the shield?
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Re: Case Tested

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu May 13, 2021 2:15 am

The 5224-1/2 is 3 inches. The 5235-1/2 is 3-3/8 inches. Please measure the knife again very carefully. Case made a number of “torpedo jack” patterns during the Tested era, and they all look pretty much alike except for the size. Some have only 1/8 inch difference in size so exact measurements is critical. BTW those having an end (cap) bolster are more common.

A picture from top down showing the handle cover profile might help determine whether the handles are original to the knife. Like Wayne said, I’m suspicious it has been rehandled. The yellow celluloid handles were very common but that handle material shrunk and cracked badly and sometimes disintegrated with age, so many have been rehandled.

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