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Quintessential Case Color?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Mitch Taldison, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    For contemporary CASE I'd say Chestnut Bone is a worthwhile consideration

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  2. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
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    I’ve always been partial to real dark bone Case handles as seen through much of the last 6 or 7 years of the 1970’s and into the early 1980’s. Probably why I buy so many from that era. I like the Red Bone and Green Bone but consider it vintage collectible while I see the dark bone as users. OH
     
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  3. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Anything in this color range...
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    And the Yellers...
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  4. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead

    383
    Nov 6, 2017
    Yellow delrin or amber bone (my screen name may give away that I happen to like the amber bone quite a bit) lol
     
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  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    This thread needs more pictures.

    Yellow Delrin/Composite
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    Red Bone of Old
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  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Barlow colored knives!!:D Redbone reprise.jpg
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Amber bone
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  8. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    The yellow Delrin and old Red Bone are the two that immediately come to mind. Jigged brown Delrin should get an honorable mention. In more recent times I would say Amber Bone.
     
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  9. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yellow Delrin. I believe it is being used/has been used in the most patterns also.
     
  10. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Although I think red bone and yellow delrin are probably the "historically correct" responses, I have a hard time "voting" for redbone because it's currently hard to get. There's no doubt that these days. amber jigged bone is certainly a popular and distinctive cover for Case, but if "quintessential" involves any personal preference, I'll cast my lot with Mike and Will and say that chestnut jigged bone is easily my favorite Case cover.
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    - GT
     
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I am glad there are so many opinions, and none of them are Bubba Gum!!!:D
     
  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    In the 2019 Case catalogue, there are 14 yellow Delrin knives in Chrome Vanadium, plus 3 in Tru-Sharp stainless steel that are not duplicates of the 14 in CV, for a total of 17 different patterns in yellow Delrin.

    There are 16 amber bone SS knives, with an additional 3 different patterns only available in CV, for a total of 19.

    And in stores, I see slightly more amber bone knives in stock. And among people I know, more have amber bone than Delrin.

    But those two are definitely Case's biggest sellers.
     
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  13. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Thanks a lot PJ, now I will have to look into amber bone knives...really appreciate it :rolleyes: :)
     
  14. drail

    drail

    346
    Feb 23, 2008
    There can be only one - amber bone.
     
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  15. Mitch Taldison

    Mitch Taldison

    78
    Jan 26, 2019
    Thanks, guys! I love the amber bone myself. Went to Sportsman’s Watehouse today but all they had were SS Stockmans except one CV in chestnut. Pretty tempting, but I’ll hold out for the amber bone I sure like it.
     
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  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    The current Case catalogue states: "Our Amber Bone color and Peach Seed jig are signatures of the Case brand and the true heart of the Case line." It lists 16 patterns in stainless steel and 6 in Chrome Vanadium. The CV patterns are two medium stockmans (one with spey and one with pen), Texas jack, trapper, large stockman, and canoe. All great patterns.
     
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  17. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I will say that I like the Case Jigged Amber Bone covers and as has been said, they are quite popular. Case also does Saw Cut Amber Bone.

    Case 6375 Large Stockman - jigged
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    Case 6375 Large Stockman - saw cut
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I guess the top three are: Yellow Delrin, Red Bone, and Amber Jigged bone.
    I'll leave it up to everyone else to put them in some kind of order.
    Luckily I have all three in my collection.
     
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  19. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    I love Case's red, but I wish they could/would get better saturation towards the end, I hate white spots.
     
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  20. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    712
    Sep 19, 2016
    From the newer offerings, chestnut and amber bone, also yellow delrin.

    From the old offerings, red and greenbone and rough or smooth black.
     
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