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Let's see your Case knives, old to new.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pipeman, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Would new yellow acrylic deter from the value of this nice old knife? The handles aren't in great shape. case trapper.jpg
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  2. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    @nifebrite beginning in 1985 Case started using two springs in the Canoe pattern.
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  3. nifebrite


    Dec 1, 2015
    Thank you!
    The one I have is from '81. So it seems like the construction changed every 4-5 years during this period.
  4. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    I'd like to see a good photo of the one you have. Showing the liners with the blades open.
  5. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    I'm not an expert so someone else would better advise regarding value but, if it were mine I would leave it original. From what I can see it's a fantastic knife as is!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  6. nifebrite


    Dec 1, 2015
    I hope these photos show the different construction.
    The darker bone and thinner frame, with the gap on the shim, is from '76, the lighter and thicker version (with no play on closed small blade) from '81.
    In the open position both blades on both knives have no play and are awesome cutters!

    mitch4ging, RDaneel, Filoso and 12 others like this.
  7. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    My newest Case Barlow : Smooth Antique Bone

    GE Jr, MJ71, Don W and 28 others like this.
  8. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    A really nice one Harry :thumbsup:
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  9. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Going to have to blame this purchase on the pics & write-up by @Buzzbait.
    My first Yellow CV. Now I guess I will have to carry this one :)

    MJ71, Don W, mitch4ging and 23 others like this.
  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's my favorite from the new releases.
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  11. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Excellent choice. Carry it in good health.
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  12. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
  13. nifebrite


    Dec 1, 2015
    Thanks JB, good idea.
    I posted some pictures there a few months ago, but with no focus on these details.
    I guess photobucket took them away anyway.
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  14. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    A 3 dot 1977 Case 21051 LSSP lockback. I'm addicted to these, it's my fourth. This one is scratched like it was in a tool box. The important thing is it looks like it was hardly used and the knife will make a great user. It locks up solid with no wobble. I cleaned, oiled, and sharpened it. Now it's a member of the team. IMG_7389~2-1024x726.JPG
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  15. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    Alan, same here..I have three Case SBJ's (single blade CV) in chestnut bone, plus another in dark red jigged bone. Once I find a pattern I like I tend to acquire multiples.
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  16. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I picked these up at a knife show yesterday, and wanted to include them here.

    2000 smooth white bone #49 pattern CV copperhead jack

    1998 burnt white stag bone #549L pattern copperlock
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
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  17. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Great knives Jeff. I have a question and only mean it to be constructive. The first knife you show - the #49 Copperlock - has 5 Xs and 5 dots. Wouldn't that make it a year 2000 knife and not a year 1998 knife? The second knife doesn't have a full deck of Xs and dots. Maybe you switched the years around on the two knives. Not trying to be picky or take away from the knifes. They are great examples of the patterns. Then again maybe I'm just turning into a blind old man.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    ED, you're absolutely correct, I switched the two dates. Making the correction now, and thanks!
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  19. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I edited the dates on your pictures in my quote so as to make them correct. Again, very nice, beautiful examples.
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  20. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Mini Copperlock from 98 in PW Redbone, nice and dark. A good carry in the pocket as its copperhead keeps the tang from ripping at stuff, not too heavy either but a decent amount of blade with no play. Always wished they would do this knife with a Spear or Drop-Point blade as they would lie lower in the frame making an extremely sleek carry. But CASE seems to avoid Spears except on the Canoe or the new Barlow that Harry showed, a pity I feel.

    However, it prompted me to order ANOTHER new CASE:D This time Barehead Slimline Trapper in what's called 'Old Redbone' let's hope it's dark and not lipstick pink :eek:;)

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