Repair of old Case pocket knife


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BronsonPage
May 15, 2012, 03:51 PM
I have a discontinued model of Case 2-blade knife that was called a Texas jack, about 4 inches long. Both blades are missing, as is the pin holding them in. Case says they cannot repair it. I believe the pattern is 92. Does anyone know of a place or person who might be able to repair this knife? All I need is to have the two blades put in.

BronsonPage

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Piraticalbob
May 15, 2012, 04:16 PM
Muskrat Man. (http://www.muskratmancustomknives.com/)

BronsonPage
May 16, 2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks, I'll check him out.

Deltaboy
May 17, 2012, 07:50 PM
Call Case they will fix it too.

BronsonPage
May 17, 2012, 10:42 PM
No they won't. I sent them a photo of the knife and they said, "Based on the picture you provided, the knife is a discontinued pattern and we no longer have parts for repair. Missing parts are not covered by our warranty. I am sorry we cannot help you at this time."

Deltaboy
May 17, 2012, 10:55 PM
Sad to hear that.

shiftyer1
May 18, 2012, 01:14 AM
I'd look for a custom maker to make new blades and a pin.....IF I liked the frame that much. You could try to seach for a junk handel/frame texas jack with good blades for parts.

451 Detonics
May 18, 2012, 12:10 PM
The Texas Jack could be either a 32 (3 5/8" closed) or more commonly a 92 pattern (4 inch closed).

A donor knife with decent blades is going to run you $40-50, figure another $100-125 to fit them to your scales. Unless it is a cherished family heirloom sell your parts on e-bay and buy another...

BronsonPage
May 25, 2012, 11:10 PM
Actually, 451 Detonics, I think your advice to sell it is good. It is a 92 pattern, and I really don't think I want to sink $150+ into it. Thanks to all for your advice.

BronsonPage
June 20, 2012, 04:25 PM
Well, in the end I decided to give Muskrat Man a try. I sent him a picture and description of the knife. He said new blades were no longer available but that he had some old ones in good shape. $36 total, including return postage, so I jumped on it. The knife came back today with old but good looking and sharp blades. I could not be happier, and I would certainly recommend Muskrat Man's work.

ArfinGreebly
June 20, 2012, 05:47 PM
Can we have a peek?

Please?

BronsonPage
June 20, 2012, 10:17 PM
Give me a few minutes to figure this out.

BronsonPage
June 20, 2012, 10:31 PM
Let's see if I got it now.

Valkman
June 20, 2012, 10:44 PM
That is really cool that you got it fixed for $36! Great looking knife!

hso
June 20, 2012, 10:58 PM
That's brilliant!

Deltaboy
June 20, 2012, 11:22 PM
The Muskrat man is the MAN ! 36 bucks is a GREAT deal !

Piraticalbob
June 21, 2012, 01:38 AM
And a nice old knife is ready for a second life, thanks to you and the Muskrat Man. Well done!

TimboKhan
June 21, 2012, 02:33 AM
Just out of curiosity, why so eager to get it fixed? Since you had at least contemplated selling it, I am guessing it's not an heirloom. Great looking old knife and I am glad you fixed it, just curious about the backstory.....

ArfinGreebly
June 21, 2012, 11:26 AM
Without attempting to answer on his behalf, I can understand why he might be interested in having it restored.

By way of comparison, I have a Buck 307 Wrangler sitting here on my desk. It has a broken main blade. The 307 is a 4.25" (when closed) stockman pattern knife. Today's common production stockman knives are typically from 3.25 to 3.5 inches closed. If I want to use this knife, I have to wait until another 307 with some other defect (and an intact main blade) comes along, and then send both to the factory (who will happily rebuild one from two).

It's not what you'd call an heirloom and not necessarily the most practical knife size for general carry. Nonetheless, I would just kinda like to have one, and you can't order one or buy it online any more.

There are, true enough, other 4.25" stockman patterns out there (Case even makes one), but I kinda like this one.

Only way to get a good one is to stalk one on eBay or find another busted one and salvage the parts.

Sometimes that's the only way to score a discontinued pattern.

BronsonPage
June 21, 2012, 01:59 PM
Well, TimboKhan, this knife is not worth a lot. In fact, I saw a new one, in the box, for less that $150. To spend potentially that much and end up with a used knife was not attractive to me. But if I can get a functional knife for $36, I'll jump at the chance. I had seen examples of Muskrat Man's work and was impressed with it and his manner.

My first knife was a Case, and after sixty years, I still like them. This one is a nice addition to my collection.

TimboKhan
June 22, 2012, 02:00 AM
I can dig that. I wasn't trying to imply you shouldn't get it fixed, just wondering if there was a good story behind it is all.

Actually, I think its sort of neat to see old knives treated with care as opposed to just moving on to the latest and greatest.

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