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Case mini copperhead wharncliffe or Queen #46?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by stevomiller, May 9, 2012.

  1. stevomiller

    stevomiller

    May 4, 2001
    Do any of you kind gentlemen own both, or have handled both? I am interested in this pattern and am curious if one has better fit/finish, etc? On the Queen I don't care if it is the 420 or D2 version. I would have to order them as no brick/mortar store stocks them near me. On the Queen, are the blades ground thin behind the edge (not worried about edge angle, which can be addressed)? I've had a few of their folders who's blades were entirely too thick.
    Thank you,
    Steve
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2012
  2. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I don't have the Queen but I can say that my Case is very close to perfect.
     
  3. stevomiller

    stevomiller

    May 4, 2001
    Thx protourist! The Case is the lesser priced, nice to know the quality is high.
     
  4. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I don't have any experience with the Case, but I do have a Queen #46. It's a gem of a knife. Queen has this pattern down pat. The walk and talk on mine is superb, a challenging task when two blades of dissimilar sizes share a single backspring.

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    - Christian
     
  5. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    Would that be these two?

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    The fit and finish are better on the Queen, and unusually, the blades are ground thinner than the Case. Mine is the Dan Burke collaboration, which may make a difference.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  6. TLARbb

    TLARbb

    Jan 24, 2010
    Beautiful knives, both of them. I would like to get my hands on a Queen. They are very nearly the same size, so I'm sure I would like it. Thanks for sharing the comparison foto. I like the bone on the Case.

    Ed J
     
  7. Planterz

    Planterz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Is the winerbottom bone on the Dan Burke Queens actual bone? I've seen a lot of Queens with fake (delrin) winterbottom. If it's real bone, I might just have to get one of these.
     
  8. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    Yep, the DB Queen is real bone. It's one of the few pieces in my Winterbottom collection that is actual bone.
     
  9. Planterz

    Planterz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 26, 2004
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  10. zippofan

    zippofan

    Nov 12, 2011
    I have the mini-Copperhead and EDC it quite a bit as it is work-friendly. I'd sure like one of those Queen half-whittler's too.
     
  11. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
  12. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I thought that I liked the bone on my Case until I saw yours. That little Case of yours is a beauty.
     
  13. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I don't think that's it. Buzzbait loves his Robeson. I have a theory that knife companies make some patterns better than others. Like Case with the swayback jack , Queen does a bang-up job with the half-whittler.

    - Christian
     
  14. stevomiller

    stevomiller

    May 4, 2001
    Thanks for all the input and pictures, I appreciate it. Kamagaong, it's encouraging to hear the #46 is a pattern Queen does especially well.
    I will post a review after I get my new baby.
    Best,
    Steve
     

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