Vintage Case

Buck vs Gerber: overall, which is better quality? ?

The answer is...Case XX cutlery.

Buck knives are great knives. They make some very nice sheath knives and the 110 Folding Hunter is a classic. But, the downside of Buck is that their blades are hard to resharpen once they become dull. It all has to do with the high nickle steel content in their blades. Nickle resists rust, but is hard has hell to sharpen (which is why many gunmakers use (or used) a nickle plated finish years ago before they switched to stainless. It resists rust, but is hard to work with.)

Gerber makes some interesting knives. Perhaps more modern looking. But I have heard of the blades on some of their fixed blade knives simply "breaking". I had some friends in the military that carried the Gerber Mark II knives with them. They said that in training, they would fall on their sheathed knives and then find that the blade actually broke at the hilt/handle. Oh well.

Case knives are a different story. I would go with a vintage Case knife made before 1990. They mostly copied the Buck designs, but offered much better steel that was/is easier to sharpen. Hunt on eBay for a Case Sharktooth, Hammerhead or Mako folder, and you will be happy. Also, the smaller Case sheath knives are great.

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Antique Stradivarius 1717 Violin With Case 1 4 Bulgarian Copy Old VTG
Antique Stradivarius 1717 Violin With Case 1 4 Bulgarian Copy Old VTG
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Vintage Gibson A 2 Mandolin W Case 1920
Vintage Gibson A 2 Mandolin W Case 1920
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Vintage 1949 50 Gibson EM 150 Mandolin w modern hs case
Vintage 1949 50 Gibson EM 150 Mandolin w modern hs case
$3,100.00
Antique Vintage Antonius Stradivarius Violin Anno 17 with Case EXTRAS LOOK
Antique Vintage Antonius Stradivarius Violin Anno 17 with Case EXTRAS LOOK
$22.50
Vintage 1972 ER Pfretzshner 3 4 Violin W Nice Bow And Original Hard Case Perf
Vintage 1972 ER Pfretzshner 3 4 Violin W Nice Bow And Original Hard Case Perf
$79.00
VINTAGE CZECH VIOLIN 3 4 SIZE 1960S 50S with case
VINTAGE CZECH VIOLIN 3 4 SIZE 1960S 50S with case
$97.50
Vintage Violin Copy Antonius Stradivarus 1980 with Case Bow and Resin repair
Vintage Violin Copy Antonius Stradivarus 1980 with Case Bow and Resin repair
$111.11
Vintage Early 1900s SS Stewart Monogram Banjo grade 2 W Case
Vintage Early 1900s SS Stewart Monogram Banjo grade 2 W Case
$182.50
Vintage pre War National case candy Tenor Banjo String Box And 1 String
Vintage pre War National case candy Tenor Banjo String Box And 1 String
$19.00
Vintage Dulcimer String Instrument Extra Strings Carry Case Pick
Vintage Dulcimer String Instrument Extra Strings Carry Case Pick
$109.97
Vintage OSCAR SCHMIDT 36 String Style 73 12 Chord Autoharp With CASE
Vintage OSCAR SCHMIDT 36 String Style 73 12 Chord Autoharp With CASE
$155.00
Vintage Vigil Huges Dulcimer Assembled Kit Mandolin  Case Rare Unpainted
Vintage Vigil Huges Dulcimer Assembled Kit Mandolin Case Rare Unpainted
$22.06
Vintage Handmade Violin by Homer Gifford McFarland California with Bow and Case
Vintage Handmade Violin by Homer Gifford McFarland California with Bow and Case
$75.00
Vintage Martin Soprano Ukulele Style 0 With Beautiful Case
Vintage Martin Soprano Ukulele Style 0 With Beautiful Case
$549.99
Hofner 5 String Resonator Banjo Vintage with Case
Hofner 5 String Resonator Banjo Vintage with Case
$650.00
Vintage Ton Klar The Dancla 126 1 2 Violin Germany Lewis and Son w Case
Vintage Ton Klar The Dancla 126 1 2 Violin Germany Lewis and Son w Case
$49.99
VINTAGE MEISEL VIOLA 14 SIZE with CASE
VINTAGE MEISEL VIOLA 14 SIZE with CASE
$115.00
VINTAGE PRE WAR GIBSON UKULELE PROJECT FOR RESTORATION WITH CASE NO RESERVE
VINTAGE PRE WAR GIBSON UKULELE PROJECT FOR RESTORATION WITH CASE NO RESERVE
$213.50
Vintage 5 String BANJO Transparent Clear Head with Case very nice Sound
Vintage 5 String BANJO Transparent Clear Head with Case very nice Sound
$295.00
German Violin w Bow  Case 4 4 Strad Copy Antique Vintage Fiddle
German Violin w Bow Case 4 4 Strad Copy Antique Vintage Fiddle
$27.55
Vintage Violin Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno w Case
Vintage Violin Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno w Case
$40.00
WEST GERMAN VINTAGE VIOLIN 4 4 1960S + BOW AND CASE READY TO PLAY TIGER BACK
WEST GERMAN VINTAGE VIOLIN 4 4 1960S + BOW AND CASE READY TO PLAY TIGER BACK
$446.25
VINTAGE WILLARD BRYANT MUSIC HOUSE VIOLIN w CASE EARLY 1900s DETROIT
VINTAGE WILLARD BRYANT MUSIC HOUSE VIOLIN w CASE EARLY 1900s DETROIT
$79.00
JOHN JUZEK Rare Vintage 1927 3 4 size Violin with bow and original case signed
JOHN JUZEK Rare Vintage 1927 3 4 size Violin with bow and original case signed
$483.99
Vintage Full Size Violin Fiddle with Case antique old musical instrument
Vintage Full Size Violin Fiddle with Case antique old musical instrument
$116.99
Vintage Mandolin Crafton Levin Sweden F Hole Mandolin with Original Case
Vintage Mandolin Crafton Levin Sweden F Hole Mandolin with Original Case
$399.00
Vintage Concertone mandolin with case and pick up
Vintage Concertone mandolin with case and pick up
$159.99
Martin Tenor Ukulele Style 1 Vintage Original Case 1949 1955
Martin Tenor Ukulele Style 1 Vintage Original Case 1949 1955
$1,199.00
VINTAGE BANJO CASE 1920S FITS 19 FRET RESONATOR BANJOS
VINTAGE BANJO CASE 1920S FITS 19 FRET RESONATOR BANJOS
$45.99
Vintage 1976 Wenzel Fuchs German Violin in Good Condition w Bow
Vintage 1976 Wenzel Fuchs German Violin in Good Condition w Bow
$1,500.00
Vintage 1970s Gibson F5 Mandolin Case Rare Hard to Find
Vintage 1970s Gibson F5 Mandolin Case Rare Hard to Find
$349.99
Vintage Lifton Violin Case Velvet Lined
Vintage Lifton Violin Case Velvet Lined
$24.99


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