Why no love for the 6214?

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby treefarmer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 pm

Just looked in "Steve's book" and noticed the 6214 with a clip should be stamped 6214 1/2. :) Learn somthin' everyday, now if I could just remember all this good information. (the #9 Trader's even lists a 5214 1/2 in the Tested era.)
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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby rugmar » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 pm

Winchester M21 wrote:I like them!! I need a near mint 10 dot for my collection!

A good user would be fun too! :lol:



I'm hunting one of those as well. Love the 10 dot knives. knifeaholic has a 10 dot delrin for sale but it's far from mint. It would make a nice user and the price is right.

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby rugmar » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:53 am

What a difference a few weeks make. Since my original post I have acquired two more little beauties from the XX era. Shown here in a picture with the original one I showed here a few weeks back. Found these while looking for a 10 dot that WinchesterM21 got me thinking about. That one is out there too, just elusive to this point.
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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby treefarmer » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:36 am

Well rugmar, you're hooked. There's no hope for you! ::poke::
All three are great looking. ::tu::
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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby rugmar » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:23 am

You know treefarmer, you may be right. My wife agrees with you for sure. :D

I’m not convinced it’s a bad thing though. We could have hobbies that we spend more time and money doing and not have anything to show for our time. Like golf for instance ::barf::

It is amazing how much my interest in knives has increased just since I made the decision to display my accumulation. That was back at the first of the year and now I think about knives much more than I have in years and I been accumulating them for 40 years or so. I guess I am hooked dogonnit!!

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby zp4ja » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 am

Winchester M21 wrote:I like them!! I need a near mint 10 dot for my collection!

A good user would be fun too! :lol:


Actually you need two 10 dots if you want both knives made in 1970'. They made bone and also a delrin knife that year and mint ones are not an easy snag.

I had both mint but I gifted one to another collector to fill a 10 Dot collection. Still have a pic of both here somewhere.

I agree. Great Jack pattern.

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby zp4ja » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:00 am

rugmar wrote:What a difference a few weeks make. Since my original post I have acquired two more little beauties from the XX era. Shown here in a picture with the original one I showed here a few weeks back. Found these while looking for a 10 dot that WinchesterM21 got me thinking about. That one is out there too, just elusive to this point.


Great examples Rugmar!

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby Old Hunter » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:12 am

1974 6214-1/2 Delrin and a 1970 6214 jigged bone. I infrequently carry the 1974 but have never carried the 1970 (prefer the Clip main blade to the Spear). OH
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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby rugmar » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:05 am

Old Hunter,

I feel some envy creeping in my friend. :mrgreen:

I love that 10 dot with the spear blade ::tu:: ::tu::

Thanks for showing those two. I too would carry that delrin handled knife in a skinny minute.

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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby Old Hunter » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:46 am

Rugmar, thank you. Looks like you have done pretty well yourself - those are some nice Case jacks you have. OH
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Re: Why no love for the 6214?

Postby Lansky1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:07 pm

I guess the lack of love is guys like me who focus on late model Case knives don’t know much about that discontinued pattern. I have a similar 6202-1/2 which is a fantastic jack !
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