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The quintessential Case

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by dogstar, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. dogstar


    Jan 23, 2011
    If you asked someone to name one knife that represented Buck, it'd be easy, the 110.

    Is it possible to name such a knife for Case?
  2. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Oh boy... I would have to say the Sodbuster, as much as its not the most beautiful knife aesthetically its one hang of a commonly used knife, then would come the stockman, and swayback Jack?
  3. lutejones

    lutejones Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    With so many patterns over the years I think it's too difficult to select one.
    On the contrary for me the most emblematic thing is the old red bone, deep, shiny and beautiful red bone scales.
    See you folks
  4. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Not really because they are across the board masters of most patterns. Big Stockman in Amber Bone could qualify though.....
  5. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I think it would depend highly on what region you're in. I know in quite a few places "Case knife" means yellow handled trapper.
  6. dogstar


    Jan 23, 2011
    Yeah, I didn't think there was one knife... still enjoy reading your replies very much, though.
  7. caseguy

    caseguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    For me it's the Texas Jack.
  8. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    My guess would be The Trapper.
  9. Stich2442


    May 6, 2012
    To me the stockman is the quintessential slipjoint, but when you say peanut ( the knife, not the legume ) Case seems to be what comes to mind and the benchmark.
  10. ddml


    Nov 4, 2009
    I'd say the sodbuster. Often, it is the only Case knife that you'll find in those big box hardware stores.
  11. comoha


    Jan 12, 2006
    That's exactly the one I was thinking. One of my favorite patterns....
  12. rma100


    Nov 12, 2011
    That's the way it is around these parts. Among non-collecting,working folks anyhow.
  13. bonusmarple


    Sep 27, 2009
    When I think Case, I think toothpick. I don't really know why, but that is the image that pops into my head every time.
  14. Foilist


    Dec 20, 2004
    Yes, this.

    When a person says "peanut," we assume it is a Case unless stated otherwise.
  15. Liberando

    Liberando Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Well said!
  16. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    To me, the name Case means some sort of two blade jack. A Texas jack, serpentine jack, whatever. Yes, they make stockmen, but if I think back over my life and bring up old Case knives in my minds eye, I see a two blade jack. Maybe with some nice bone, or even yella handles, but a jack all the same. From peanuts to folding hunters.

  17. jacktrades_nbk


    Feb 7, 2007
    I'm relatively new at this, but I agree with those statements, as with Carl's idea of a two bladed jack.
  18. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    I will go with Sodbuster and second Toothpick.
  19. Planterz

    Planterz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    As much as I prefer a medium stockman in the old red bone of the 60's and 70's, to me, the quintessential Case a peanut or trapper in yellow delrin.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  20. fatcorgi


    Nov 12, 2011
    a stockman always comes to mind for me, that's a personal impression though, perhaps it was the first case knife I ever saw, or maybe the first that made an impression. I was used to SAKs, and it was strange to see a knife with 3 different blades rather than other tools.

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