1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

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1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by Redchord520 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:33 pm

Hey Fine Folks,

Has anyone here seen this knife pattern before? Each blade has a CASE TESTED XX Tang stamp. It's got a large wood spacer in between each handle. Custom job or did Case actually make a knife like this?
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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by Beavertail » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:01 pm

I believe it's called a budding knife.
Somebody with more knowledge than me will help you out. ::handshake::
Here's a photo of a newer version.
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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by Froe » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:10 pm

Wow! It is a rare pecan grafting knife. You used both blades to cut out the limb in square pattern and cut a matching patch in the tree you were grafting to. Factory knife.
Super find. Congrats!
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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:22 pm

Correct. Case budding knife, pattern 1202 IIRC. Here’s an older post about it viewtopic.php?f=66&t=69626&p=886060&hil ... ng#p886060

And here’s a link to an article explaining how the knife is used. https://sites.google.com/site/butterfly ... ch-budding
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Note that there are two pieces cut, one from the recipient tree and one from the donor tree, both needing to be the same size. Hence the spacer between the blades.

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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:42 am

Very cool knife, thanks for posting. Thank for the info too, Ken. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:58 pm

Pic from Levine's Guide, p.167, 3rd edition.(1993 price.) Cool, valuable, rare. ::tu:: J.O'.
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Re: 1920-1940 CASE TESTED XX

Post by TPK » Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:57 pm

Very interesting find! ::tu:: Thanks for sharing! ::handshake:: :D
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