WR CASE AND SONS FACTORY COLLECTION

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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WR CASE AND SONS FACTORY COLLECTION

Post by celluloidheros » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:28 pm

CAN ANYONE GIVE AN UPDATE AS TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COLLECTION ?
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Re: WR CASE AND SONS FACTORY COLLECTION

Post by XxTestedxX » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:34 pm

From my understanding it was sold to Smokey mountain and likely sold off from there

I actually have 3 knives from the factory collection board. I didn’t know where they were from when I got them

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Re: WR CASE AND SONS FACTORY COLLECTION

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:49 pm

At least part of the factory collection is back on the walls of the Case factory and/or the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford. How much of it was returned is the subject of speculation and debate. And also debated is exactly what was included in the sale. This older thread will provide a lot of information and answer your question. viewtopic.php?f=66&t=60749

Interesting reading. ::nod::

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Re: WR CASE AND SONS FACTORY COLLECTION

Post by celluloidheros » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:39 pm

I knew Jim Parker well. I remember going to a knife show and auction in pigeon forge tenn. It was back in the late 1980's or early 1990's. I went to SMKW. I saw a bunch of mint Case knives there. I believe it was the Case Factory collection. Jim was a nice guy and I have nothing bad to say about him as a person. I guess as a business man he did some questionable things. I remember seeing knives made in the 1920 era. Case Bradford etc.. Candy stripes , some nice hunters. Hopefully they made them back to the factory. Removing them from the company was a travesty.
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