2012 Mint Set Factory Error

Here’s an interesting factory error. In 2012, the Case factory made a 7 knife mint set with red peach seed jigged bone and slanted bolsters. These were sold in an unusually shaped wood and glass frame. The second picture shows a closeup of how the knives looked. BUT, notice the picture of the bottom of […]


Keeping Case Knife Trading Prices Current

Remember that the goal of KnifeDB.com is to show collectors the price levels at which knives traded hands:  in other words the actual buy/sell price. Twice a year, KnifeDB.com takes its almost 43,000 actual knife prices and adjusts them for inflation. Then we list them all for collectors to use.  As you know we are […]


Less than a Cup of Coffee per month.

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Why does Custom Work Matter

We just added custom work number 6000 a week or so ago.  We consider custom work to be anything added to a Case knife that is not usually there, like a serial number, or something on the blade or handle, etc. So what, you say?  Well custom work is important to the specialty knife collector.  […]


Collectable Knife Error From the Early 90’s

My wife, Jean, has been busy adding 1991 knives and she noticed a significant factory error that I haven’t seen published.   It involves the motto of the United States, “E Pluribus Unum”. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s a series of  trappers was made and they included a silver dollar in the box.  Some were […]


Happy Halloween–Case

The relatively new Halloween styled knives have proven to be a winner for the Case factory. They have escalated in price at a rapid pace.  They are typically orange or white smooth bone with laser designs.  The blades are usually serrated, hence the name “Pumpkin Carvers”. Thanks to David Tucker (Barre boy), and his efforts, […]


New! Subpattern Start and End Dates

CASE XX Collectors! Here’s a great new feature on KnifeDB.com. Suppose you want to collect peanuts or the Case 20 pattern.  Well, KnifeDB sets up what I call subpatterns for Collectors to use.  New subpatterns are created for changes in bolsters, blade counts and blade configurations. In other words there is a subpattern for peanuts […]


New Mini-Catalog on Big Nuts.

The Big Nuts first appeared in 1996 and the last dates seen on these knives is 1998. Typically several variations are made with different combinations of blade work, scrolled bolsters, and serial numbers. And there is typically a plain 5 bladed version also.


Improvement to My Collection

If you are one of the hundreds of collectors tracking your Case collection on KnifeDB.com, then you know that one of the features is the ability to add your own collection ID to the knives in your personal area. Now, if you print out your collection, your personal knife id has been added to the […]


Adding Modern Years to KnifeDb-Starting on 2011.

As a Case Collector you probably know that the foremost and only resource for actual selling prices of Case pocket knives is KnifeDB.com.  To date the strongest part of the database is from 1920 to 2010, while the weakest parts are the very early knives, and the knives made after 2010.  With the 1920 to […]