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Fine Vintage Case XX P 231-8" Butcher Knife! Scarce Model! Finger-Grooved!
Offered for your consideration is a fine vintage Case XX P 231-8" butcher knife. This model was made for several decades and was offered in several different configurations and sizes. I've owned many of these knives in numerous different variations. This is sort of a transitional version that pre-dates the CAP series, but is later than the "Chromium" and "CA" series. This version has a full tang and stainless steel blade with a thick finger-grooved handle. It's the only example of this model that I've seen with the "P" designation before the model number.
The knife has seen light to moderate use and remains very nice. It has not been cleaned or buffed and remains original.
The blade was crisply ground and polished to a deeply mirrored finish. It's very sturdy and offers just the slightest hint of flex. It has been lightly sharpened one time and remains close to full. The blade finish is free of any grinder marks or sharpening abrasions with just some fine hairline abrasions from normal use. The edge is free of any nicks, chips, dings, or damage, although it could use a touch-up honing before use. The spine has some light dings on top but nothing serious. The finger-grooved handle is of laminated hardwood and remains very nice. It shows almost none of the dishwasher bleaching, fade, and gapping that's so common to this handle type. The wood remains dark, rich, and silky-smooth in the hand. The thick scales were tightly pinned and free of any cracks, chips, gouges, or damage.
The knife measures 12-1/2" in overall length.
A fine vintage knife for the Case collector!