What is THE quintessential Case knife?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by BearMGCHafter, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I love my one medium stockman, but around here in south Texas I see WAY more trappers. I have two so far. But I would agree those are the two best sellers overall.
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  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Yeah, I love my 301, but a "Buck knife" means the 110 to me.
  3. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    When I was kid (like 14-30) I didn't even realize there were any Bucks other than the 110 and 119, even then I probably didn't know them by number, just Buck lock back and Buck big knife.
  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Oh, yeah! The 119 is the ultimate! What a knife!
  5. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2019
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  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Another vote for large CV trapper.
  7. Lansky1


    Apr 12, 2016
    I'll second that, except for the CV part ... since I was younger, a Case was just a trapper --->

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  8. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Definitely yellow and CV steel and I’d probably have to agree with the others that said a trapper.
  9. Halfneck

    Halfneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Looking at the catalogs & websites the greatest variety is either the Trapper or the Peanut.
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  10. Corso


    Aug 16, 2007
    Finally somone said Peanut - I was geting worried :D
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  11. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    CV, of course.
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Can't comment on popularity or sales volume-doesn't really interest me either;) But it's a subjective response: what comes to mind when I think of a CASE knife? CHESTNUT BONE .:thumbsup:


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  13. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    6318 medium stockman in yellow delrin and CV.

    My personal favorite is the version with the punch.

    The best-looking case is the Seahorse Whittler in smooth persimmon bone.
  14. ISKRA


    Sep 19, 2016
    Nowadays I think it's the full size trapper but for the past decades I'd pick either a stockman like the 6347 or one of their jack knives (swell end frame).
  15. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    These parts its the trapper for sure:


  16. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    I'd go with the trapper as well.
  17. spyderg


    Sep 28, 2014
    The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Case is the peanut. I don’t have one though, never have and never will. Too small and bad blade combo but it’s still what I pops in my head of when I hear Case Knives. Then my mind jumps to the copperlock, which I do have and use often.
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  18. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    For me its the large stockman, preferably cv.
  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Case is a standard, it's funny how many different Case knives pop into your mind when you think about Quintessential Pocket Knives in general. Knives such as the Sodbuster, Trapper, Peanut, Texas Jack, Canoe, and Medium Stockman all belong in any collection of Quintessential Pocket Knives. Truly Iconic. :cool::thumbsup:
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  20. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Next to the large Trapper, the large Stockman would be my second choice - this one in Yellow Delrin.

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