Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

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Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

Post by MartinD » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:44 pm

I am new to this forum and I have only limited experience with pocket knives. For a lark I was attempting to date this Case Folding Hunter and it was more difficult than at first glance. I am sure that it is from the 70’s, maybe 1978. What is difficult is the dots are very difficult to see…in the right light with a magnifying glass I think I can make out two dots but they are extremely faint. Perhaps some dots were just worn off. Here is another puzzle: There is no hyphen or space, between the model # and SAB (6265SAB) that seem to be the norm on countless pictures of this knife on the Web. Also what years were the plain shields made, that is when the Case logo was not encircled? And what years was the lanyard holes offered?
As a side note this knife really has some bad ass snapping action but as a result it is difficult to open…afraid I am going to lose a thumbnail. Pretty impressive though.
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Re: Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:52 pm

I think I see 2 dots, so 1978 would be correct. ::welcome:: to AAPK!

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Re: Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

Post by Sweetpieces4you » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:33 pm

Try a lubricant to loosen those blades. Or even wash/clean it out with Dawn dish washing liquid and it should loosen that blade up for you. Or do both . They may snap even harder than they do now, but they should open much easier. If you don’t do something to loosen those blades up a little it could actually break the springs and then No Snap. I have broke more knives than I care to remember by not lubricating before opening. And as far as a Thumbnail :shock: What’s that :lol: I try to use blade openers or even a small wide head screwdriver to open tough to open knives if I remember :D It will save your thumbnail but unfortunately mine is down to a nub again :lol: Just a part of playing with knives everyday. And I do play with a few knives :D

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Re: Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

Post by rea1eye » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:16 pm

If lubrication does not free up the opening the knife you can try taking dental floss between the blades and
bolsters. This has helped me in the past. Another thing you can do is try using a WaterPik in those areas.

Let us know how it turned out.

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Re: Case Folding Hunter 6265 Mystery

Post by Kramersknife » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:11 am

Great help loosen up a dirty knife.... Ultra Sonic Cleaner I use mine a lot love it
you would be amazed how much stuff comes out with a good degreaser. Watch them wood and porous / pearl scales never had one get damaged but if a small crack was present they might get worse.

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