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

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

  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    My most recently acquired Case... arrived yesterday. I'm a little disappointed. I thought it was smooth white bone, but this is the jigged white cover that looks like they dyed the bone a creamy white, then polished the heck out of it. The knife itself is great, no noticeable gaps or wobbles... I just don't like those bone handles.
    I think I might attack this one with some abrasives, to see if there's any "natural" bone in there, and see if I can get rid of most of the jigging. This one might even be a candidate for my first attempt at dying bone.
    Conclusion, nice knife, ugly handles.... :cool:

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  2. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Ive never done that either, if you decide to go for it post pics!:thumbsup:
     
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  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Quite a few of the more experimental types on here have dyed, re-dyed, and un-dyed their knives. I need to go back and look at their posts, but it's basically RIT dye in warmish water.... protect your metal as much as possible from rust, then dunk them in the dye for a while. Since this one is SS, rust should not be as big a threat.
     
  4. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    I have several inexpensive white bone knives that would be perfect to use just have never gotten around (or had the nerve) to try it.:D
     
  5. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I don't know, it looks like it might age very well with handling and carry.:cool:

    The jigging looks like what you get on the Pocketworn versions. What does it call it on the box?

    Abrasives could mess up the pins and shield, I'd avoid that route personally....
     
  6. Corto_Malt

    Corto_Malt Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 6, 2020
    The only Case knife in my possession, given to me by a caring friend. :)
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  7. solphilos

    solphilos Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 17, 2009
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    Not only my favorite Case but probably my favorite knife period.
     
  8. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
  9. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Ok... here's some pics. I wanted to take the "jigging" out of it, to begin with. I don't know about dying it, yet.

    Mark side, pre and post....

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    and pile side, pre and post.... I like this a whole lot better than the original. I may just leave it plain, natural bone.

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  10. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Wow, you really improved the look of that knife! I agree it looks good just as it is. What did you use as your abrasive?
     
  11. Catdaddy2

    Catdaddy2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2019
    Looks 100% better already
     
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  12. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  13. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    :eek: There’s that beautiful little peanut again! Like finding an Easter egg today! :D:thumbsup:
     
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Nice work... looks way better. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  15. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I just used my little belt sander to rough it down, then finished it by hand with fine (220?) sandpaper, then 400-ish wet dry, with oil to smooth it.
     
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  16. Riz!

    Riz! Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2014
    @hornetguy

    Lightly use some 1000 grit and then 2000 grit sandpaper on the entire exterior to refine the scratch pattern on the surfaces. Then if you really want it to shine, precisely cover the scales with blue painters tape. Run it on a buffing wheel to really bring up the shine of the bolsters, liners and backsprings
     
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  17. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
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  18. Austin King

    Austin King Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 20, 2021
    DA5EDF3D-983A-4581-B099-B25B0F8464C3.jpeg My buddies knife that he’s used everyday for years as an electrician.
     
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  19. P D

    P D

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    Dec 29, 2019
    Tiny Trapper in Exotic Green Malachite (EX2154 SS)

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  20. Austin King

    Austin King Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 20, 2021
    CE2437E8-D79C-4620-B912-CC9F9C3A9F79.jpeg Probably my favorite pattern.
     
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