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Case Seahorse Whittler, no wonder I like it

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Doug Add, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    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

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    There is just something about that shape of knife that works for me aesthetically.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  2. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    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.
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  3. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    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.
     
  4. IVANKERLEY

    IVANKERLEY

    May 30, 2007
    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

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  5. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    It is a nice looking pattern, that is for sure
     
  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    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.
     
  7. IVANKERLEY

    IVANKERLEY

    May 30, 2007
    i believe the seahorse was in the vault as of 2010, they are getting harder to find and spendy
    gene
     
  8. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    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. :thumbup:
     
  9. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009

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

    zippofan

    Nov 12, 2011
    I'll have to put the two of mine together...

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  11. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Ziipofan, that Seahorse is quite simply amazing. I love those scales on it.
     
  12. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Some more shots of my Seahorse:

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    Camping.
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    And here with some pals.
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  13. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    Very nice, thank you John!
     
  14. zippofan

    zippofan

    Nov 12, 2011
    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!
     
  15. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    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.

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  16. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Like the coping blade reads, "DAM!" :D
     
  17. mrrampro

    mrrampro

    310
    Sep 30, 2010
    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.
     
  18. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    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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  19. IVANKERLEY

    IVANKERLEY

    May 30, 2007
    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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