Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

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Kip Bennefield
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Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by Kip Bennefield » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:31 pm

Jim Sargent's books referred to a 1964 Case xx 62131 that never made production but some made in to collector market. I have acquired a knife but want confirmation. The bone looks different, blade looks different, non-polished, shield not recessed flush, back spring thicker. Etc , but knife looks factory made with beautiful handles. See pics and discuss .
I have includes some pics with a stag XX and a bone 1970 for reference.
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62131 xx mark and non-polish blades.jpg
62131 vs 52131 xx.jpg
62131 vs 1970 balde thickness and tank tapper.jpg
62131 vis 1970 bone.jpg
62131 vis 1970 bone 2.jpg
62131 tank tapper.jpg
62131 front.jpg
62131 back.jpg
62131 back spring.jpg

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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:50 pm

Welcome to AAPK. Sorry to tell you but in my opinion the knife is not authentic. The jigging is not Case, looks like it was probably done with a dremel. The stamp looks off also, probably cold stamped - note how the corners of the letters are rounded, not squared. Shield not recessed is a sign that the knife’s covers are not original - it takes the right tools and skill to inlet (recess) the bone for a shield. Might be able to tell more about the rest of it with it in hand, or with better pictures, but the jigging is not Case. JMO. Are the blades stainless steel?

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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by edge213 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:57 pm

Looks counterfeit to me.
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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by peanut740 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:16 pm

Across the room fake. ::td:: ::td::
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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:02 am

Oh man, that's the alligator jigging. ::doh::

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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:29 am

Coincidentally (or maybe not) someone resurrected this older thread from the Counterfeit Watch forum, which highlights counterfeits using this same style of jigging. viewtopic.php?f=17&t=64958&start=15#p780735

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Re: Case XX 1964 nonproduction knife

Post by Beavertail » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:03 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:02 am
Oh man, that's the alligator jigging. ::doh::

Sorry for the bad news but at least you know, and ::welcome:: to AAPK.
I call it Tennesee rattlesnake bone. :mrgreen:
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