Case Knife Collectors, This Book is for You!
W.R. Case & Sons’ dedication to fine quality and craftsmanship has madde the company’s pocket knives cherished possessions passed down through generations, and the most revered and widely collected in the world for more than a century.
The only full-color price guide devoted solely to Case pocket knives, this book features nearly 1,000 photos, current values for hundreds of pocket knives from 1920 to today, and detailed information about methods for creating knives, quirks of the pattern numbering systems, tang stamps, types of blade steels, and knife shields.
Table of Contents
Case Collectors Club
Case Pocket Knives – The Most Popular Brand Among Knife Collectors
Case Pocket Knife Lore
Case Pocket Knife Lore
Case Pocket Knife Tang Stamping and Pattern Numbers
Sharpening Up on Case Blade Steels
Case Pocket Knife Shields – Emblematic of the Brand
The Line on Case Liner Materials
Bolstering Your Knowledge of Case Bolsters
Pinning Down Case Pin Materials
Back to Basics on Case Knife Backsprings and Pocket Knife Construction
An Abbreviated Look at Case Pattern Number Abbreviations
Zeroing in on the Zeroes in Case Pattern Numbers
Back to the Old Grind – Case “New Grind” or “Shoulderless Grind” Blades
Getting a Handle on Case Handle Materials
Case Pocket Knife Pattern Guide
Case Pocket Knives Value Guide
Case Modern Knives
Tony Bose Collaborations
Case Vintage Catalog Pages and Other Items
You’ll also enjoy:
Identifying and pricing details for pocket knives most prized by colelctors, including Pattern 20 Peanut, highly popular 54 Pattern Trapper, Pattern 72 Bulldog and Buffalo, and pattern 97 Shark Tooth
A showcase of the different types of natural and synthetic handle materials used to create case kives, including bone, Delrin, metal, pearl and imitation pearl, stag and wood
A new section on 12 Case modern knife patterns, including the Mid-Folding Hunter and Sway Back, as well as some collaborations with famed knifemaker Tony Bose
A new section on bolsters
Vintage catalog pages and other items
Whether a utilitarian tool to be used or an example of quality craftsmanship handed down as family heirlooms, this historically rich guide shows why Case remains the most popular brand among knife collectors.
About the Author
Steve Pfeiffer of Hudson, MA, has collected Case pocket knives since 1973. He has studied every brand of traditional American-made pocket knives, but Case remains his primary interest.