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Headwinds

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Just arrived today, 2021 6333 small stockman in pocket worn old red bone. I think this is Case's second smallest knife, behind the tiny trapper. Everything about this one is very good except some of the grinds were kind of wonky (especially on the sheepsfoot). I put it through my full course of DMT 4-inch stones (220, 325, 600, 1200, 8000) followed by an Opinel mini-steel and it's up to standards now. I do like small knives and I think I'll carry this one when I go out tomorrow.

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Funny you mention the grinds. I’ve got the exact same knife, made in 2019, and the sheepsfoot has a wonky grind on mine, too. (No bevel at all on one side for the first three eighths of an inch.) My humble brown Delrin 6333 has great grinds. Go figure. :rolleyes:
 
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Hickory n steel

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Just arrived today, 2021 6333 small stockman in pocket worn old red bone. I think this is Case's second smallest knife, behind the tiny trapper. Everything about this one is very good except some of the grinds were kind of wonky (especially on the sheepsfoot). I put it through my full course of DMT 4-inch stones (220, 325, 600, 1200, 8000) followed by an Opinel mini-steel and it's up to standards now. I do like small knives and I think I'll carry this one when I go out tomorrow.

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Theres also the 6233 pen ( basically 2 blade version of this ) and the 310L mini executive lockback which is about 1/8th shorter in overall length, but it's a pretty broad knife that feels more like a stubby version of a larger knife.
 

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New to me. Smooth Old Red Bone Tear Drop. I tried this on a whim because of the bone and PVD, I think the contrasts work well. I've always thought of the Tear Drop as a very odd design. Still do, but it fits my hand well and is a handy size. Love the blade shape, like the Tribal Lock, but slimmer. Also picked up the Mini Copperlock and the Trapperlock, will post the Mini Copperlock images in another day or so.

W&T, F&F on this are nice, blade is almost centered, slightest amount of blade play. The darkening near the pivot, I'm thinking maybe an over-abundance of oil? The pins are brass, the reflected light for the photo washed them out pretty well. Still need a good clean and lube.
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Theres also the 6233 pen ( basically 2 blade version of this ) and the 310L mini executive lockback which is about 1/8th shorter in overall length, but it's a pretty broad knife that feels more like a stubby version of a larger knife.

Thanks, I wasn't aware of the 310L. I'm glad you mentioned that though, as it reminded me of a couple of small knives that I had kind of forgotten about. One is my Schrade SP 1 lockback that is smaller than the 6333 (but not a Case, obviously). The other is my Case 059L, which is a small lockback but larger than the 6333 by quite a bit. Both have "plastic" handles (FRN maybe?).
 
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Funny you mention the grinds. I’ve got the exact same knife, made in 2019, and the sheepsfoot has a wonky grind on mine, too. (No bevel at all on one side for the first three eighths of an inch.) My humble brown Delrin 6333 has great grinds. Go figure. :rolleyes:

With such a tiny blade I suppose one slip with the factory grinder and there's no telling what you might get. :oops: 🤔😁
 

Hickory n steel

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Thanks, I wasn't aware of the 310L. I'm glad you mentioned that though, as it reminded me of a couple of small knives that I had kind of forgotten about. One is my Schrade SP 1 lockback that is smaller than the 6333 (but not a Case, obviously). The other is my Case 059L, which is a small lockback but larger than the 6333 by quite a bit. Both have "plastic" handles (FRN maybe?).
Case uses zytel.
They also have another small lockback that's close in size to 310L, Gerber ultralight LST, and Schrade SP1.
 

bigfish64

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Very nice pair Big fish. Loving that chestnut. Yours and Paul's examples have me looking hard at these Case knives.
Thanks Catdaddy, I have a few other examples of Chestnut, a swayback, teardrop, and a sodbuster jr. all are very nice but the bone on these two are the best in my opinion. 😊
 

Old Hunter

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bigfish64 bigfish64 beautiful Chestnut bone. I have always thought Case missed the mark when they went with Amber jigged bone instead of Chestnut jigged bone for their standard bone handle color. I once collected them - here are a few of mine in Chestnut bone from the mid to late 1990's and 2000's. In my opinion this is the best of the modern Case colors (like their Old Red and Blue too). OH

Case 6292 CV - 1996
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Case 62131 CV - 1999.
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Case 6347 SS - 2005.
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Case 62009 SS - 2007
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Case 6265 CV - 2012.
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bigfish64

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bigfish64 bigfish64 beautiful Chestnut bone. I have always thought Case missed the mark when they went with Amber jigged bone instead of Chestnut jigged bone for their standard bone handle color. I once collected them - here are a few of mine in Chestnut bone from the mid to late 1990's and 2000's. In my opinion this is the best of the modern Case colors (like their Old Red and Blue too). OH

Case 6292 CV - 1996
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Case 62131 CV - 1999.
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Case 6347 SS - 2005.
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Case 62009 SS - 2007
Case-62009-SS-W-R-Case-William-Russell-Case-2007.jpg


Case 6265 CV - 2012.
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Wow, those are some beautiful examples Bruce. That canoe is particularly striking. 😎👍
That's a nice color!
Thanks Gordon. 😊👍
 
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