Help please with info on an early Case Sportsman fixed blade

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Help please with info on an early Case Sportsman fixed blade

Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:28 am

I am brand new to the forum and will be disposing of some knives I collected in the 2004-2005 time period. I will need help on some of these and will start with this older series Case Sportsman. The blade bears WR Case & Sons Bradford PA on one side and Case's Tested XX on the other. Any info you can provide would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Larry
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Re: Help please with info on an early Case Sportsman fixed blade

Post by btrwtr » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:01 am

I think your knife is a 62-5 pattern. I guessing the blade is about 5" in length measured from the integral guard. Beautiful green bone handles. Looks to be in excellent condition and the original sheath is a nice plus. Should be worth somewhere north of $150.
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Re: Help please with info on an early Case Sportsman fixed blade

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:49 am

Very nice! Not sure how you plan to "dispose" of the knives but there might be some buyers that are AAPK members. Selling fees here are much less than eBay. You can't sell here without a premium membership but a bronze level subscription is just $20 and lets you sell up to 20 knives. For details click on "support AAPK" up there toward the top right-hand side of the page.

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Re: Help please with info on an early Case Sportsman fixed blade

Post by Gunsil » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:06 pm

By the way, that nice knife is not called a "sportsman". All Case hunting knife sheaths from that era say "Cases Sportsman" on them regardless of the pattern or size.

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:53 pm

btrwtr wrote:I think your knife is a 62-5 pattern. I guessing the blade is about 5" in length measured from the integral guard. Beautiful green bone handles. Looks to be in excellent condition and the original sheath is a nice plus. Should be worth somewhere north of $150.
Thank you for helping, and, yes the blade is 5 inches. Larry

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:55 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Very nice! Not sure how you plan to "dispose" of the knives but there might be some buyers that are AAPK members. Selling fees here are much less than eBay. You can't sell here without a premium membership but a bronze level subscription is just $20 and let's you sell up to 20 knives. For details click on "support AAPK" up there toward the top right-hand side of the page.

And welcome to AAPK! ::tu::

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Thank you, Ken both for the welcome and sales info. I will check it out! Larry

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:56 pm

Gunsil wrote:By the way, that nice knife is not called a "sportsman". All Case hunting knife sheaths from that era say "Cases Sportsman" on them regardless of the pattern or size.
Did not know that, thank you!

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:20 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:Very nice! Not sure how you plan to "dispose" of the knives but there might be some buyers that are AAPK members. Selling fees here are much less than eBay. You can't sell here without a premium membership but a bronze level subscription is just $20 and let's you sell up to 20 knives. For details click on "support AAPK" up there toward the top right-hand side of the page.

And welcome to AAPK! ::tu::

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Thanks Ken, I did upgrade to a supporting member just now. Larry

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:21 pm

btrwtr wrote:I think your knife is a 62-5 pattern. I guessing the blade is about 5" in length measured from the integral guard. Beautiful green bone handles. Looks to be in excellent condition and the original sheath is a nice plus. Should be worth somewhere north of $150.
By the way, do you know the approximate year of manufacture? Thanks, Larry

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:32 pm

According to Case fixed blade authority Brad Wood, (published in Sargent’s 7th Edition) the 62-5 first appeared in the January 1, 1934 price list. It was listed in the January 2, 1942 price list but he says to his knowledge none were produced after WWII. It was not included in the January 1, 1949 list.

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Post by lwbooth » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:01 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:According to Case fixed blade authority Brad Wood, (published in Sargent’s 7th Edition) the 62-5 first appeared in the January 1, 1934 price list. It was listed in the January 2, 1942 price list but he says to his knowledge none were produced after WWII. It was not included in the January 1, 1949 list.

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Thanks Ken! I think I read that the tang WR Case & Sons Bradford PA was only used up to 1932, do you know if this is correct?

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:34 am

lwbooth wrote:
Mumbleypeg wrote:According to Case fixed blade authority Brad Wood, (published in Sargent’s 7th Edition) the 62-5 first appeared in the January 1, 1934 price list. It was listed in the January 2, 1942 price list but he says to his knowledge none were produced after WWII. It was not included in the January 1, 1949 list.

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Thanks Ken! I think I read that the tang WR Case & Sons Bradford PA was only used up to 1932, do you know if this is correct?
I don’t think anyone knows for certain. To my knowledge no factory records exist prior to the late 1960’s regarding what tang stamps were used when. The best we as collectors have to go on is documentation from old catalogs and price lists. The tang stamp charts floating around in various literature, including those published by Case, are at best educated guesses. Time periods for stamps used for fixed blades differ from those used for pocket knives.

From the aforementioned article by Brad Wood (click to enlarge):
Quoted from Brad Wood, Sargent’s Premium Guide to Knives and Razors, 7th Edition
Quoted from Brad Wood, Sargent’s Premium Guide to Knives and Razors, 7th Edition
Now, since we do have old catalog cuts and price sheets, and if I’m reading Brad Wood’s information correctly, the 62-5 first appeared in the 1934 price list. Which would pretty much exclude it from having a stamp used only up until 1932. That’s my “country boy logic” anyway. :lol:

Maybe someone who knows more will see this and enlighten us. ::tu::

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Post by lwbooth » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
lwbooth wrote:
Mumbleypeg wrote:According to Case fixed blade authority Brad Wood, (published in Sargent’s 7th Edition) the 62-5 first appeared in the January 1, 1934 price list. It was listed in the January 2, 1942 price list but he says to his knowledge none were produced after WWII. It was not included in the January 1, 1949 list.

Ken

Thanks Ken! I think I read that the tang WR Case & Sons Bradford PA was only used up to 1932, do you know if this is correct?
I don’t think anyone knows for certain. To my knowledge no factory records exist prior to the late 1960’s regarding what tang stamps were used when. The best we as collectors have to go on is documentation from old catalogs and price lists. The tang stamp charts floating around in various literature, including those published by Case, are at best educated guesses. Time periods for stamps used for fixed blades differ from those used for pocket knives.

From the aforementioned article by Brad Wood (click to enlarge):

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Now, since we do have old catalog cuts and price sheets, and if I’m reading Brad Wood’s information correctly, the 62-5 first appeared in the 1934 price list. Which would pretty much exclude it from having a stamp used only up until 1932. That’s my “country boy logic” anyway. :lol:

Maybe someone who knows more will see this and enlighten us. ::tu::

Ken
Thanks Ken, that's good to know. I appreciate you taking the time to educate me. Larry

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Post by steve99f » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 pm

Looks like the the OP knife predates the use of chrome plating on the fixed blades by Case by Jan 1934 per Brad Wood's article quoted earlier. The knife doesn't look chrome plated in the pictures provided.
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Post by lwbooth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 am

steve99f wrote:Looks like the the OP knife predates the use of chrome plating on the fixed blades by Case by Jan 1934 per Brad Wood's article quoted earlier. The knife doesn't look chrome plated in the pictures provided.
Thank you and I agree, it isn't chrome plated.

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