How much is my Case knife worth?
Case knives are the premiere collectible brand in the industry. While we make the product, we let the collecting community establish the worth of a knife after the retail sale. Many of our knives have increased in value over time. However, the use of knives as an investment is a risk like any other investment. The value of a Case knife is usually determined by how much a collector is willing to pay to add to his or her collection. We encourage collectors to reference the many books and pricing guides available about Case knives.
How do I sign up for the Case Collectors Club?
Case knife enthusiasts can become a member of the largest knife collecting association in the world be calling 1-800-523-6350. An application is also available on-line at Join Now. Annual membership is $12 and a lifetime membership is $100.
What are the benefits of being in the Case Collectors Club?
The Case Collector magazine
Knife offers available ONLY to Case Collector Club members.
Sponsorship of two Junior Club Members for free
Access to a tour of the Case manufacturing plant
Updated information on Case events and tour schedules
Are all Case knives made in the United States?
Yes. Case Cutlery remains committed to handcrafting each and every knife in the United States. The majority of our knives are made in Bradford, PA, where Case has been manufacturing cutlery for over a century.
Can I send a Case knife in for repair?
Yes. Case offers a limited lifetime warranty on its knives which warrants every Case knife to be free of manufacturing defects for the life of the owner. We will repair or replace with a new Case knife, at our option, any Case knife that is defective. Case does not warrant against normal wear or misuse. Please allow four to six weeks for repair. If you believe your knife has a manufacturing defect, mail your knife along with a written explanation of the problem to: W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., Repairs Department, Owens Ways, Bradford, PA 16701.
Can I take a tour of the factory?
Factory tours are an exclusive benefit of being in the Case Collectors Club. Club members are welcome to schedule a tour of the Case factory by calling1-800-523-6350 or by emailing us. (Please give us 48 hours notice).
Where is Case Cutlery?
Case is located in northwestern Pennsylvania in the city of Bradford. Bradford has nearly 10,000 residents and is situated near the Allegheny National Forest. It is 80 miles south of Buffalo, NY.
How can I tell if I have a Genuine Case Collectible?
A Genuine or Authorized Case Collectible is any product that is either marketed by Case or has been approved as a genuine quality collectible. Case has two symbols, the “Long Tail C” serialization and the Genuine Collectible Medallion, that ensure the integrity of a commemorative. Look for one or both of these when adding to your collection to ensure it is a genuine Case knife collectible
How can I obtain a Case Catalog?
Case publishes a yearly catalog that includes all standard product offerings (this excludes promotional knife families). If you are interested in obtaining a catalog , contact Case Cutlery at 1-800-523-6350.
What is the Case Dating System?
The Case Dating System is a method for identifying the year a knife was manufactured. The dating symbols are found on the tang stamps at the base of the blade.
In 1970, Case added ten dots beneath the “U.S.A” on all knife tangs. Each year a dot was removed. In 1980, the same dating system was used. The differences are the “lightning” form of the “s” in “Case” and “USA,” as well as the placement of the dots above the “USA.” From 1990 to mid-1993, the actual date was stamped on the tang. The dot system was used again from mid-1993 through 1999. In 2000, Case introduced a new tang date stamp: five Xs and five dots. From 2001 through 2005, one dot is removed each year. From 2006 through 2009, an X is removed each year.
How can I identify a Case knife pattern?
The number stamped on the tang of the main blade of every Case knife identifies the pattern. The first number symbolizes the handle material (6 for example is Bone), the second number is the number of blades and the third number is the factory pattern number (54 for example is a Trapper).
How can I tell if a Case knife is made with stainless steel or chrome vanadium steel?
There are a number of ways to tell if your knife is stainless steel or chrome vanadium. The stamp on the blade tang can identify the steel. For example if the stamp says “USA 6207 SS”, SS indicates that the knife is made of stainless steel. The chrome vanadium steel will be indicated in the same place with a “CV” instead of an “SS”. The knife box or packaging has an item number on the UPC label that includes the “SS” or “CV” abbreviations. Most stainless steel knives come in a dark green Case knife box, while the chrome vanadium knives are packaged in a white box.