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I have a Case XX Tested fixed blade knife that was issued to my grandfather about 75 years ago, when he was in the Boy Scouts. He passed it on to me when I was in the Boy Scouts, almost 30 years ago. Thre are no markings on the blade other than CASE. The sheath is the original that it came with.

 

Does anyone know what this might be worth?

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

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Tom, If its the one I am thinking of.... Case made these fixed blades from about 1934 to 1940. It's hard to tell absolutely from the pictures, but is that a brown or black rubber material for the handle? Can you tell on the blade is that chromed or stainless steel?  It is a fine example of an old Case fixed blade.

The handle is dark brown, and a very "hard" material. Not sure if it is rubber or not.

 

On the blade, there is nothing to identify if chromed or stainless. Myguess would be stainless, only because there are a few scratches and lines from use over the years, and I am not sure if chrome plating would have held up to that. But I am not 100% sure.

 

Your assessment of the years of manufacture would be in line, as my grandfather was given this knife in 1936 or 1937.

 

If it might help, I could email you some more pictures.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom

thats a nice knife tom....

No that's fine Tom,  As a general rule fixed blade Case unless in stag has not been highly valued but collected none the less, sometimes just because its a Case and so historic. The difference between stainless and chrome is not great usually stainless may have a slight more value. Depending on overall condition I would expect your knife somewhere in the $95-125 range. you do have a sheath and depending on condition of that, the overall value may be greater if in good condition.

One other thing you can do is a search of eBay to see if anything close to your year and style is there. That will also give you a fairly current look at value. hope that helps you a bit.

Tom Lynn said:

The handle is dark brown, and a very "hard" material. Not sure if it is rubber or not.

 

On the blade, there is nothing to identify if chromed or stainless. Myguess would be stainless, only because there are a few scratches and lines from use over the years, and I am not sure if chrome plating would have held up to that. But I am not 100% sure.

 

Your assessment of the years of manufacture would be in line, as my grandfather was given this knife in 1936 or 1937.

 

If it might help, I could email you some more pictures.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom

If this were my knife with a similar history I doubt that anyone could afford the price I would attach to it. In other words, it would be priceless! From my perspective this would be a family heirloom and passed on to my children.

That's my unsolicited $.02 on the subject. Sorry I'm not any help to you.

If that was my grand fathers knife the price would be $10,000 and another $2000 for the sheath. It's a grand old knife and deserves a long rest.

I'm leaning tward Ron and Robert..  It's priceless.

Bradley Wood, did an article on Older case fixed blades , in the American Premium Guide to Knives and razors Identification and value guide 7th edition...He might be the one who could appraise it or at least know of it.

link is a price of about the same era...

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/item5-18068.html

It's what appears to be a modle 209-5 checkered hard rubber CASE(serifs) Tested Logo on handle . Listed in the January 1,1934 price list and discontinued between 1/2/50 & 7/1/50 .I would agree it's priceless .P.S. sells for between $75.00 to a$100.00 with sheath

Great info on here about this knife.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  I have to agree though, given the family tradition involved...it would be priceless to us

Thank you all for your input and info. Very helpful.

 

My reason for asking about the value of the knife was no to sell it, but to know what I have here, and to know whether it needs to go into the safe, or if it can go into my hunting box. For $100, it will definitely be used and enjoyed.

 

Again, thank you all for your input and information. I really appreciate it.

 

Tom

The hunting box would probably suit your grandfather just fine!  Good choice...use it, admire its history and fall in love with it all over again

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