TW200 wrote:Oh, thanks but what do you think about the S's not being in lightening bolt shape?
More Case trivia.
It means your knife has carbon steel rather than stainless steel blades. During a time when nearly all their pocket knives had stainless steel blades, Case used the non-lightning S to denote carbon steel. If it had the standard lightning S stamp it had stainless blades, which at that time was their standard blade steel. Later they started stamping “CV” (for chrome vanadium) on their carbon steel knives. Sorry I don’t recall the exact date when this change occurred - someone here probably knows.