Take a deep breath and make sure you’re sitting down for today’s company logo knives lesson about Case knives. Have you ever wondered what the method is behind their numbering system? We’ve have all the details here!
Case has 2 numbering systems. Each knife has 2 numbers assigned to it: a SKU number and a Pattern.
SKU number (Model Number)
This is like any other SKU number. It identifies the item according to its size, shape, color, number of blades.
The pattern is not as specific as a SKU number. Several SKU numbers could have the same pattern. Their difference would most likely be a different handle color. The purpose of the “Pattern” is to encode information about a knife into only a few digits.
For example, 6347 is a pattern.
- The first number is the handle material (6)
- The second number is the number of blades (3)
- The last 2 numbers are the pattern number, (47). 47 is the code for a Medium Stockman . 54 is the code for a Trapper.
- Sometimes the number is followed by 2 letters (SS for Stainless steel, or CV for Chrome vanadium)
1- Solid hardwood
2- Smooth black synthetic thermoplastic rubber
3- Smooth yellow synthetic
4- Smooth synthetic
5– Genuine stag
6- Jigged bone, jigged synthetic, jigged laminate, smooth bone
7/P- Curly maple, rosewood, smooth laminate
8- Genuine mother-of-pearl
9- Imitation mother-of-pearl
10- Micarta, G-10
I- Ivory, Imitation ivory
EX- Exotic (Giraffe, Ostrich, Volcanic Glass, and other Exotic Handle Materials)