Who still carries a Case Knife?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by BMCGear, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I've got one in odd laser etched bone that stays out on my workbench... I might have to start carrying it as a "user".... I bought it to use for whittling/carving, but the Pocket Carvers get most of the use at that.... here it is alongside a (cough cough) "offshore" whittler.....:rolleyes:

  3. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Had this one in my pocket over the weekend. OH
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  4. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    The large Texas Jack is the only Case I have with me today... it's a very capable knife....
    the others are GEC's.... 62, 92, and 23... this one is for "balance".... :thumbsup: :cool:

  5. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
  7. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Vince, the bone on that one is getting really polished looking.... lots of pocket time, I take it? :)
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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    It sure does. I bought it shortly before I joined BF in May 2018, and it's still one of my favorites. I carry it a lot more than I post in the totin' thread.
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  9. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I've been carrying this Saddlehorn lately
    in a Smith and Sons pancake belt sheath
  10. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    This is a tremendous thread, myriad of interesting examples to mull over:thumbsup:

    But let me address the title of this thread: who STILL carries a Case knife?

    My answer, WHO claims to be a Traditionalist and doesn't carry a CASE knife on a regular basis?;):D

    Traditional, or Old School or what you will, pocket-knives have been going through an odd and paradoxical transit in the past few years. On the one hand, the numbers of manufacturers have dwindled alarmingly:eek: CASE, GEC and Buck are left from the USA but many have perished at the wayside. Yet, interest & consciousness about spring back pocket-knives has grown due to the Net, appreciation for quality&aesthetics has blossomed. Contemporary Traditionals have appeared, using modern materials&methods, obviously not everybody's cup of tea but it's had an impact (for the good as far as I'm concerned)

    Yet CASE remains a kind of rock or lodestar:thumbsup: All of us have favourite patterns from this noble company, for me it's the Swayback Gent, Penknife , one of the Medium Stockman in Amber Bone & ss but I'm poor at recalling No.s;) and the Large Stockman also in Amber Bone and cv. Odd because I generally prefer single-blades or single-spring 2 blades, Spear and stainless. Proof that CASE bridges a lot of gaps and is a must have/must carry :cool:

    Regards, Will
  11. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Picked up this little guy at lunch today. I’ll have to get a CV version now. Handy little knife. I’m more a Buck guy, but this one will be fun to play with and I really like the small size :):thumbsup:

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  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007

    CASE Swayback Gent Dam. crème brulée
  13. rkc2000

    rkc2000 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    How about this monster. Yes it still fits in the pocket without much weight. C5F5C284-9AC1-491E-A498-858AB6B67066.jpeg
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  14. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Here’s a pair I carry quite often, I usually always carry 3 knives and most of the time 2 of them will be Case knives.
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    This Case Barlow has the potential to be carried a lot. It is a great pattern and I love the looks. The blades are centered, there is only very minimal gaps, transitions and pins are all smooth, etc. It's only issue is some blade wobble on the main Clip blade. I peened the pin, which got rid of the wobble, but then it lost its 'snap'... had to push the blades closed. So I worked the blades like a maniac until the 'snap' came back which was awesome, but then the wobble returned as well. Frustrating, but I guess I can live with a little blade wobble. I still carry it because it's pretty awesome besides that one gripe.
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  16. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Raising my hand...

    The problem is that while I am fairly accepting of idiosyncrasies (i.e., imperfections) I am quite particular when it comes to design. I have pictures in my mind of what a knife should look like. And Case doesn’t make any that meet that criteria. I had hoped to remedy that situation with my one Case knife, a 06247, but alas that model has an annoyingly drooped main blade. I hate those. So it remains on my desk, where it won’t be carried but can at least be used as a worry stone.
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  17. OldHercDude


    Jun 28, 2020
    About that blade wobble... the only Case knives I have with blade wobble are the three Barlows I own. I like the knives, but have a touch of OCD so the minor blade wobble bugs me more than it probably should. The Mini Copperlocks and Tribal Locks have none I can detect.

    Anywhos - pic of the trio, I think I've posted this before.
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thanks for sharing.
    I wonder if it's common among the new release Barlows?
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  19. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I like Barlows, and when Case first came out with this run, I got one. I got kinda carried away after that & ended up with five of them. Only one had any wobble, and I fixed that with some careful peening. Overall, from the examples that I have personally, I think Case did a pretty good job on these.

    I have a few older Case Barlows that are from fifty to seventy years old that are still tight & have great snap. It'll be interesting to see if these new ones fare as well, but since I'm over 70 years old now I doubt I'll be around to do the comparison.

    Here's the only problem child;
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm glad it isn't a frequently reoccurring problem. :cool::thumbsup:

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