Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
36 to 40 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
old Case knives
My dad always had lots of pocketknives in his chest of drawers when I was a kid and most were Case. As a youth I felt a special attraction to case knives every time I went in a hardware store with a display. I moved to Athens AL. in 1976 and spent 3 years there working for Auburn University as a research associate doing on farm soil test calibration of fertilizer and lime in 12 counties in north AL. I met Bill Strain in Athens, AL. who had a nice collection, then I met Jim Sargent who lived in Florence, AL. I was 25 yrs young in those days, I visited Jim fairly often and he would let me go through his knives looking them over and admiring them. In the course of doing that I wiped every one of them clean and he told me he appreciated my visits for one thing because he got his knives cleaned! Of course I would buy a XX when I could afford to add one to my collection now and then. Now 4o years later I have quite a few rare old Case knives of my own to enjoy.