Collecting Case knives: identification and price guide for by Steve Pfeiffer

By Steve Pfeiffer

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W.R. Case & Sons' commitment to top quality and craftsmanship has made the company's pocket knives adored possessions handed down via generations, and the main respected and extensively accumulated on the planet for greater than a century.

The merely full-color fee advisor dedicated completely to Case pocket knives, this e-book good points approximately 1,000 photographs, present values for hundreds and hundreds of pocket knives from 1920 to this day, and unique information regarding tools for developing knives, quirks of the development numbering platforms, tang stamps, kinds of blade steels, and knife shields.

You'll additionally enjoy:

  • Identifying and pricing information for pocket knives such a lot prized through creditors, together with trend 20 Peanut, hugely well known fifty four development Trapper, trend seventy two Bulldog and Buffalo, and trend ninety seven Shark Tooth
  • A show off of the different sorts of average and artificial deal with fabrics used to create Case knives, together with bone, Delrin, steel, pearl and imitation pearl, stag, and wood
  • A new part of 12 Case smooth knife styles, together with the Mid-Folding Hunter and Sway again, in addition to a few collaborations with famed knifemaker Tony Bose
  • A new part on bolsters
  • Vintage catalog pages and different items

Whether a utilitarian software for use or an instance of caliber and craftsmanship passed down as kinfolk heirlooms, this traditionally wealthy consultant indicates why Case is still the preferred model between knife collectors.

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In Case’s early years prior to WWII, iron was also used as a bolster material. Iron bolsters were primarily used on less expensive pocket knife patterns and on pocket knives manufactured during times of war, when other materials were scarce due to the needs of the war effort. With the one exception of the 6143 “Daddy Barlow” pattern, Case dropped the use of iron as a bolster maT h i s p h o to c o m p a res t h e b o l s ter s a n d t h e h a n d l e s l a b e d ge s on two terial by the end of WWII.

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The l a t e r material is more of a mu ted cream ye l l ow col or. ably. It is probable that long exposure to direct light and heat can cause this shrinkage, but it may shrink for other reasons as well. I say that this material is not Delrin since as far as I know, Delrin does not shrink. I have seen many Case pocket knives with jigged brown Delrin handles that were in displays and exposed to light for many years with no shrinkage at all (they will discolor, however). As I show in the section on white composition handle material, the white composition handle material used by Case through about 1973 exhibited the same propensity to shrink.

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