Case XX 5172 BULLDOG Large Clasp Knife Stag Handles
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Hi I am Steve Pfeiffer, author of the book Collecting Case Knives – Identification And Price Guide, published by Krause Publications in October of 2009. I have been collecting Case pocket knives since 1973. I am offering some fine collectible Case pocketknives for sale. This fine old Case pocket knife is the famous CASE XX BULLDOG folding hunting or “clasp” knife, pattern number 5172. Case introduced the Bulldog folding knife circa 1962. It was only in production until 1970, so the relatively short years of production and the fact that production of the knife ended over 40 years ago combine to make this knife a highly sought after collectible. This particular 5172 Bulldog is the USA model, the last tang mark produced for this pattern from 1965 through 1970. CASE XX/5172 on the front of the tang and HAND MADE IN U.S.A. on the back of the tang. This rare knife has a large flat ground clip blade made of Case’s famous Chrome Vanadium steel, mirror polished and etched. The handles are genuine Sambar deer stag, one of the most sought after handle materials on collectible Case knives. The knife has nickel silver bolsters and brass liners. The blade snaps like a bear trap on opening and closing. The shield is the CASE oval shield which is pinned on. This knife is in used condition, carried, lightly sharpened, and with tarnish and spots. This knife could be cleaned up nicely and with the stunning stag handles it would be a real prize. The mellow stag handles have great character and have no cracks or chips.The 5172 knives each originally came from the factory in a walnut storage box with CASE XX BULLDOG silk screened on the box cover. This knife includes a similar wooden box that properly fits the knife; however this box is NOT ORIGINAL and did not come from Case. This fine rare Case knife is being offered with no reserve. Seven day return allowed for refund less shipping charges. Any knives listed in this auction as having BONE handles have handles made of cattle (bovine) shin bone. · Sales to USA locations only. · By bidding, bidder certifies that he or she is at least 18 years of age. · See my other auctions for other antique pocket knives.