Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

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Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby dfloyd » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:50 pm

My first post. I received this knife along with several others from my grandfather and I've had it over 25 years. It is marked Case Bros Little Valley on one side and Tested XX on the other. I've included some photos. Thank you in advance ?
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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby stockman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:28 pm

Old Case Toe-Nail. It has been rehandled. Neat.

Harold

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby dfloyd » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:14 pm

stockman wrote:Old Case Toe-Nail. It has been rehandled. Neat.

Harold



Thank You ! That would explain why I can't find any pictures with the wood handle. Any idea on the date ?

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby Gunsil » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:50 pm

Circa 1900-1912, the Case Bros factory in Little Valley burned down in 1912 and they moved their operation to Springville, NY and went bankrupt in 1914.

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby stockman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm

Gunsil wrote:Circa 1900-1912, the Case Bros factory in Little Valley burned down in 1912 and they moved their operation to Springville, NY and went bankrupt in 1914.

I think that right also. Harold

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby dfloyd » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:17 pm

Gunsil wrote:Circa 1900-1912, the Case Bros factory in Little Valley burned down in 1912 and they moved their operation to Springville, NY and went bankrupt in 1914.


Thank you. I thought it might be early but I had difficulty finding those marks anywhere online.

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby 1967redrider » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Cool old knife and I kinda like those wooden scales, great blades too. ::welcome:: to AAPK!
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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby herbva » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 am

Congratulations, that is quite a beautiful treasure. Many options for that beautiful old elephant toenail, including leaving it just as it is. Welcome to AAPK!
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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 am

Great old knife. A real treasure. ::tu::
Joe

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby dfloyd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm

herbva wrote:Congratulations, that is quite a beautiful treasure. Many options for that beautiful old elephant toenail, including leaving it just as it is. Welcome to AAPK!


Do you think it would be worth getting handles replaced with something more in line with what it would have been originally ? For sentimental reasons, I'm not looking to sale but any idea of value ?

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby glennbad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm

dfloyd wrote:
herbva wrote:Congratulations, that is quite a beautiful treasure. Many options for that beautiful old elephant toenail, including leaving it just as it is. Welcome to AAPK!


Do you think it would be worth getting handles replaced with something more in line with what it would have been originally ? For sentimental reasons, I'm not looking to sale but any idea of value ?


If your grandfather was responsible for rehandling it, I'd leave it just as-is. It's a wonderful memento.

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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby Reverand » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:06 pm

I would leave it as it is, personally. The sentimental value would outweigh the monetary value for me.
Besides, those are some beautiful handles!
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Re: Can anyone date and identify this knife for me ?

Postby Doc B » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 pm

I'd liberally coat every thing...blades, handles & joints with mineral oil. Looks pretty dry.
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