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Case Pocket Hunter /new pattern?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jec88, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. jec88

    jec88

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Looks like Case has slipped in a new pattern, a mini and pocketable version of the big 65 folding hunter. Says only 2 3/4 inches closed? Not sure if this is new, or has been around before and is coming out of the vault??This will be on my radar this year. Here is a brief description below:

    Fashioned in the same design as the Folding Hunter, this pattern was named TH'165 in honor of Case Model Maker, Tom Hart. Measuring 2 /34" closed, most models feature both a clip and skinner blade. However, you will see some with a single clip blade as well.


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  2. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    NOT a new pattern.. Just a Vault release for 2020..:D
    John
     
  3. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    654
    Feb 5, 2016
    Interesting. So they hit it with the shrink ray gun. I was hoping they would zap the Tribal lock instead but not nearly to the same degree.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  4. Corso

    Corso

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    Aug 16, 2007
    now that I like

    any chance of a CV version?
     
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  5. Mustang11

    Mustang11

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    Jun 12, 2011
    Does anyone here have a comparison to this and a peanut by chance?
     
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  6. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
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  7. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Ha! I was composing the post when Mustang11's post popped up. We almost posted at the same time.:)
     
  9. jec88

    jec88

    765
    Mar 6, 2012
    Well, that might be actually too small for me for what I would want to use a smaller hunter for. I wasn't thinking of it as peanut sized.
     
  10. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    That seems to be the general consensus from what I can gather. Mine is from 2007 and they didn't seem to be very popular then. I think the term "Hunter" gives people a false first impression because it implies something bigger.

    I think these might be better received if they had a different name.
     
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  11. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 15, 2016
    Hunting gerbils?
     
  12. Phil in Alabama

    Phil in Alabama

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    Oct 31, 2005
    The pocket hunter is just too tiny for me. The "Copperhead" pattern, shaped similarly to the large folding hunting and 3-3/4" length is a favorite though. The Case copperhead is somewhat differently shaped and bladed; Queen built some copperheads for made in USA knives, and you can find Bulldog, Kissing Crane, Eye Brand, Boker, Henckels, and others. The little Tommy Hart pocket hunters are cute, and if you happen to like sub three inch knives they are an alternative to the Peanuts and other mini knives.
     
  13. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    teeny tiny :(

    I must say though: "I think this blade selection would be more versatile than what a peanut is usually equipped with."

    If I were to run out of sanity and start carrying a peanut, I think this would be the one ... or a peanut frame with these blades.

    If you get enough (hair on) Gerbil hides you can make a nifty coat and hat (like they do from (hair on) mink hides.) :)

    I suppose you can always get a taxidermy mount of a Gerbil head, and hang it on your daughter's bedroom wall. :D
    (If applicable, bribe/get your mum-in-law or wife, to use a spell that will prevent the mount from ever being removed from the wall and/ or covered up.)

    I hear Gerbil Stew is yummy, but I've never had a chance to try it. (thank goodness)
     
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  14. I think I remember seeing the 'pocket hunter' back in the '90s or so (mayber early 2000s), from Case. As others have pointed out, it's substantially smaller than one might assume for a downsized 'clone' of the famous Folding Hunter '65 pattern from Case. I was REAL tempted to jump on it when it came out then, but then shied away when I realized how small it really was.

    To this day, I keep wishing Case would release a ~ 3/4-size version of the Folding Hunter; something around 4-1/4" or 4-1/2" closed length would be perfect, I think.
     
  15. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 5, 2016
    I wonder if they sent a guy down to the vault to get a knife and that was the closest one to the door? Hopefully well received. I think I prefer the single blade version but still smaller than anything I typically carry.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
  16. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 5, 2016
    Whenever I mount gerbils on a wall I typically only do their antlers.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
  17. Corso

    Corso

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    Aug 16, 2007
    I assume these will all be stainless?
     
  18. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Hmmm, probably not a purchase.
     
  19. Phil in Alabama

    Phil in Alabama

    679
    Oct 31, 2005
    The Schrade 123 was a 4" single bladed folding hunter.
     
  20. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Not a new pattern, coming out of the vault. I am pretty excited, and really hope they do a single blade version or two.

    No shield. I hate the unpinned shields. :thumbsdown:
     
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