A must have pocket guide for everyone who collects or "trades" Cases, Case Classics, Hawbaker muskrats and Great Eastern Cutlery knives.
Contains current values of W.R. Case & Sons knives from the "Tested" era beginning in 1920 up through the year 2000. Other sections are specifically devoted to Case limited edition knives, knife sets, special factory orders (SFOs), and the collectible Case trucks.
This new edition also includes sections on:
Hawbaker muskrat knives,
the Case Classics series, and
Great Eastern Cutlery knives (incl. Tidioute and Northfield).
Conveniently sized to fit a back pocket or the glove box in your car.
Reviewed by Knife World Staff
This popular price guide has been a mainstay with Case collectors since its very first edition, published in 1993. After James F. Parker passed away in 2004, Jim’s son “Buzz” Parker and protege Ed Henley took over authorship of the book. In this new edition, Case expert Tony Foster’s name has been added to the cover for his extensive contributions to the Case section.
The coverage has varied from edition to edition, but the largest portion has always been devoted to the knives of W.R. Case & Sons. The 9th edition is no different, with Case folding knives from the Tested era (1920-1940) through the year 2000 now included. In addition to the standard production knives, Case knife sets, Case limited edition knives, the Case yearly truck-and-knife offerings, and Case special factory order (SFO) knives are also covered. New this year is a section on vintage Case knife/axe combos.
Case Classics are back in Volume 9, making this the only current book that devotes extensive space to these highly collectible knives. A short section is also included on the distinctive “Hawbaker muskrats” produced by Case, Queen, Schrade, and York Cutlery for S. Stanley Hawbaker & Sons of Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania.
Finally, the book closes with several pages devoted to Great Eastern Cutlery. This includes detailed variations, production quantities, and notes for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008 – no collector prices yet as the market is too ‘fresh’ to have stabilized.
The text is a bit larger and easier to read than the last edition, and the prices look to have been carefully revised (many of the highest have been reduced). Conveniently sized to fit a back pocket or the car’s glove box, Pocket Knife Trader’s Price Guide is a useful reference for Case, Case Classics, Hawbaker muskrats and the knives of Great Eastern Cutlery.
Pocket Knife Traders Price Guide, Vol. 9
by James "Buzz" Parker, Ed Henley, and Tony Foster
Softcover, 360 pp.
** OUT OF PRINT -- no longer available