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    Case Seahorse Whittler, no wonder I like it


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    I really like John's picture of his harvest orange seahorse whittler here.

    As I thought about why that pattern appealed to me, I remembered similar pattern knives I already have and enjoy. So, it is no surprise that I like the seahorse whittler.

    Case mini copperhead





    There is just something about that shape of knife that works for me aesthetically.
    Last edited by Doug Add; 07-24-2012 at 04:54 PM. Reason: deleting phots of knives I no longer own

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    You and me both. I had never looked at the mini copperhead before buying one simply because it was there. I soon fell in love with it and the size shape and blades are as close to perfect for me as it can get.
    The Seahorse is perhaps the holy grail of the style.

    Edit: I did a little searching and found this pic. Fantastic examples of the pattern.
    Rest in peace Maniacal Pete. I wish I could have done more.

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    Case got it right with the mini Copperhead pattern IMO. I've realy enjoyed mine and hopefully it can hold me over til I can find a legit Seahorse. Now only if they'll offer it in CV.

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    love mine

    heres mine, 2003 Case Seahorse Whittler, Blue Denim Bone with the Hand Painted Enamel Stars and Stripes Shield, love it!
    Its strange because i dont really like wharnies but the seahorse and the copperhead are the exceptions... anybody have a side by side of the Seahorse and the copperhead? the one thing that scared me off the copperhead was the fear of it being too small for me (not a user of peanut size knives)
    regards
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    It is a nice looking pattern, that is for sure
    -Tom

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    Some years ago, I had the opportunity to get a CASE/Crandall Seahorse in a decent green bone. I dithered and it went, really regret that.
    Of course, I feel this particular pattern would be that much better in carbon but CASE doesn't seem to view it that way. ...
    It looks as if it would be comfortable in the hand.

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    i believe the seahorse was in the vault as of 2010, they are getting harder to find and spendy
    gene

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    I agree about the shape. The tapering matches the blade size, so you end up with a small grip near the small blades, and a larger grip by the larger blade. I find it gives a nice amount of control when carving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IVANKERLEY View Post
    heres mine, 2003 Case Seahorse Whittler, Blue Denim Bone with the Hand Painted Enamel Stars and Stripes Shield, love it!
    Its strange because i dont really like wharnies but the seahorse and the copperhead are the exceptions... anybody have a side by side of the Seahorse and the copperhead? the one thing that scared me off the copperhead was the fear of it being too small for me (not a user of peanut size knives)
    regards
    gene


    When I get home tomorrow night, I'll get a pic of a Seahorse and a Mini Copperhead.

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    I'll have to put the two of mine together...




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    Ziipofan, that Seahorse is quite simply amazing. I love those scales on it.
    Rest in peace Maniacal Pete. I wish I could have done more.

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    Some more shots of my Seahorse:





    Camping.


    And here with some pals.

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    Very nice, thank you John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by protourist View Post
    Ziipofan, that Seahorse is quite simply amazing. I love those scales on it.
    Thank you !

    I really liked the gray bone after getting a single blade Wharncliffe trapper in gray. Case did a nice job on the handles, and the main blade is a beast!

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    I don't have one of those little copperheads; the pattern looks very useful and interesting. I do have a seahorse that looks just like this picture, although the picture is not of my example.

    Always looking for larger Schrade Cutcos, cattle knives & lovely old bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tongueriver View Post
    I don't have one of those little copperheads; the pattern looks very useful and interesting. I do have a seahorse that looks just like this picture, although the picture is not of my example.

    Like the coping blade reads, "DAM!"

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    I love both of these and will have to add them to the list I just ordered a couple of great blades and can't wait to get them in so I can order these.

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    Sorry for the quality, it's midnight when I took these, but you get the idea. You can see a big difference in the colors of the scales on the Seahorse, and that is the reason I plan to dye them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntmedik View Post
    Sorry for the quality, it's midnight when I took these, but you get the idea. You can see a big difference in the colors of the scales on the Seahorse, and that is the reason I plan to dye them.



    Thanks so much for the picture, the copperhead kinda looks like the little brother of the seahorse, personally i like the look of the pile side (the darker varied scale) of your seahorse, still a very pretty knife
    thanks
    gene

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