THIS KNIFE IS FROM MY COLLECTION. BEAUTIFUL GREENBONE BUT WORN BLADE AND THIN HAIRLINES - SEE DETAILS. RARE THIN FRAME and FLAT GRIND (not saber grind), so it is. CASE TESTED XX 61050 SWELL-CENTER HUNTER aka.
GreenBone Scales with lovely color (olive-brown). This pattern had no shield or pattern numbers on the tang (typical of early Case Tested knives). Worthy despite its many flaws. LARGE KNIFE (5-1/2 CLOSED LENGTH). Blade is original, but is short (snapped off and reshaped likely).
Blade was buffed and has pits. Almost no snap, but still weakly opens and closes. Minor hairline cracks at lower-end pins and back-middle pin (see last 2 photos).No pattern number on back tang of blade (early Case Tested knives didnt have pattern numbers on the tangs). CASE & SONS CUTLERY; Bradford, Pennsylvania. Pattern number is 61050 - SWELL CENTER HUNTING KNIFE; COKE BOTTLE PATTERN. NICE OLIVE-BROWN, JIGGED GREENBONE HANDLES. Some books list these as 5-1/8", but this one is 5-1/2" closed length.
I bought this knife because the scales were beautiful and the frame was thin and rare. Blade was cleaned and buffed (not by me). Thin hairline cracks at lower end and back middle pin (see photos - closeup).Hard to see the hairlines, especially at middle pin. Clip blade stamped "CASE TESTED XX". Back of tang not stamped with pattern number.
Handles well-matched front and back, just beautiful color. Nice fit to the bolsters and frame. Once was a great knife, but now has slight blade play and very little snap (weak snap). Certainly the blade is original, and I know there are those buyers among you who could restore this knife to a highly desirable piece.
Props used in the photos are not included in the sale. I have not cleaned or otherwise modified this knife. If the item was misrepresented in any way, kindly return it within 3 days of receiving.
The item "1920-40 Beautiful Greenbone CASE TESTED 61050 SWELL-CENTER HUNTING KNIFE COKE" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "chechem" and is located in Oxford, Mississippi. This item can be shipped to United States.