QTCut5 wrote:Have enjoyed looking at all you guys' beautiful Cheetahs. I first started collecting the smaller Case XX 1 1/2 Cheetah Cub and quickly moved into full size 11 1/2 Cheetahs, at one time boasting a collection numbering in the 100's of each pattern in every possible handle scale ever made scanning several decades. Then I hit on hard times and was forced to slowly sell off most of them (some of which look suspiciously like ones I see in some of your photos!). Fortunately, I was able to hang onto a few cherished pieces, but I'm telling ya, even to this day, all these years later, I miss those others like an arm or a leg...they were such a part of me. To show my appreciation for all your posts, I'm including some photos of a few that I still have for your viewing pleasure (knife porn as my wife calls it). Most of the Cheetahs I have now are newer (from the 21st century) because once I got back on my feet I started collecting again, but I will always have a special place in my heart for the models from 1970's when I first fell in love with them and started collecting.
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Sorry for the delayed reply. I read this and meant to respond and got sidetracked. You know how that goes.
Some fine swing guards you have there. An addictive pattern for sure. I posted earlier that CASE actually marketed them as a "Hunting Knife" in the late 50s' to early 70s' catalogs I have.
One question on the 76' Razors Edge though...
Beautiful knife! I actually EDC almost every day just like it. Your file/pic comment mentions the knife has no model stamp but I can see fairly clearly in your last pic (and the second one) that it does have the pile side model stamp that I would expect, "5111-1/2LSSP". The small stamp stag Cheetahs and or 70's stag 5111-1/2LSSP have a pretty small model number stamp. Either way it is a beautiful knife!
BDNX wrote:2004 or 2005 blue bone Cheetah...
Pretty CASE swing guard BDNX!
I posted this one elsewhere but she sure fits here. A friend did some fine ivy file work on my 76' Razors Edge 5111-1/2LSSP that I EDC almost daily. Beautiful stag on this knife. The file work and bolster grooves added a definite touch of class in my opinion on an already stunning knife. Can't go wrong with carrying your favorite pattern that a buddy did some fine embellishment work on, in my opinion. A fine knife, that is for sure!
Also, two pics of a special knife. A verified 1971' 6111-1/2L from a friend as a gift. He pulled and replaced the guard to check for hidden dots obscured by the guard and found one. Eight were visible and another dot was revealed upon removal of the guard. A fine honest 71' example that means alot to me.
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