Perhaps the Rarest and most desirable antique Case pocket knife...

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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Perhaps the Rarest and most desirable antique Case pocket knife...

Post by knifeaholic » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:11 pm

Perhaps the rarest and most desirable antique Case pocket knife...would be the Case's Zipper. Essentially a 72 pattern clasp knife, configured as an automatic.

This one sold recently on Ebay. I bid but was way too low to win.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265157110076?m ... 01&mkevt=1

This one had a chunk of the handle missing under the button release. Handles appear to be second cut stag, jigged and dyed as jigged bone.

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Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:29 pm

"Case/Bradford" does these mean knife was made 1905-1920 ?
Rarest because not many were made ?
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Post by XX Case XX » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:42 pm

Everyone here knows I'm a big fan of Case, but man, $7000.00 for that? And $20 to ship? In that condition? He must of really wanted that knife. Wow.

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Post by Gunsil » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 am

Well, there were four bidders over five grand. The seller did state shipping cost included insurance and it would have cost him a lot more than twenty bucks to insure it for the selling price. Great knife!! Find another.

Steve, didn't they make a Zipper on a coke bottle frame too?

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:25 am

See the second picture in this old post by Rich Langston (lt632ret). It has both a clasp Zipper and a Coke bottle Zipper (and other rare Case automatics. https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... 89#p637991

There’s also a post from a few years ago of a stag Case Bulldog Clasp Zipper automatic that was sold at a show (not eBay) for $10,000. https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... 66&t=45233

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Post by Gunsil » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:03 pm

Thanks Ken, I saw a coke bottle one at the Case swap meet in Bradford some years back. It wasn't for sale.

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