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Case Tested Question

Post by Paladin » Sat May 21, 2022 6:04 pm

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I always struggle with pattern numbers on Tested knives. I have a somewhat ragged Tested jack knife that I have decided is 6214. It is 3 3/8th inches long and has rough black handles. Photos below.
Is this a correct pattern number or could it be a 6235?

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Re: Case Tested Question

Post by knifeaholic » Sat May 21, 2022 6:11 pm

Ray; appears to be a 35 to me. The 14 is a slimmer frame. Too bad someone mangled the spear blade.
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Re: Case Tested Question

Post by Paladin » Sat May 21, 2022 6:32 pm

Thank you sir! I appreciate your input.

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Re: Case Tested Question

Post by FRJ » Sat May 21, 2022 6:40 pm

Just for comparison: 14 on top; 35 1/2 on bottom.
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Post by Paladin » Sat May 21, 2022 6:43 pm

Ahaaa,,, and a pair of dandies they are. Very nice and thanks.

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Re: Case Tested Question

Post by Ridgegrass » Sat May 21, 2022 7:00 pm

According to Levine and Houston Price, 3-3/8' is a "6214" and a "6235" pattern is 3-1/4". J.O'.

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Re: Case Tested Question

Post by Paladin » Sat May 21, 2022 7:15 pm

Ridgegrass wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 7:00 pm
According to Levine and Houston Price, 3-3/8' is a "6214" and a "6235" pattern is 3-1/4". J.O'.
Yep,, and so does Steve Pfeiffer.
Truth be told, what started me to question myself is that I have a Case 6235½ USA era that also measures 3 3/8th inches when it should be 3¼ inches. I just hate it when all my square pegs don't fit into the square holes.

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