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I'm not sure who wrote this hilarious definition of a "Case Knife"...but anyone from the South knows that a Case Knife is a type of pocket knife, identified by the manufacturer CASE, by a small metal plaque on the handle of the knife, or by the engraved name on the end of the knife: CASE. 24.74.159.153 (talk) 03:14, 2 March 2008 (UTC)BillWiley

Do you have a cite or maybe a photo of just such a "case knife"? Crellin (talk) 21:23, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Mr. Wiley, you'd be wise not to speak of what "anyone" knows. The world does not revolve around you or your personal experiences. I'm aware of the CASE brand name and own several of their pocketknives, but in my (depressingly southern) family, "case knife" has always referred to a standard table knife. It was actually because of how mystified I was by the etymology of the term and the fact that I never heard anyone outside the region use it that did a search I came upon this page. -Matt S. (talk) 02:18, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Actually, in central West Virginia, a case knife is indeed a table knife. I'm 65 years old and my grandfather who was born in 1865 always called them table knives. Also note that Merriam-Webster's defination of a case knife is a table knife as is Answers.com. Janelewbill (talk) 03:41, 19 July 2009 (UTC) [User Bill White]

My father, born in 1922 in southeast Missouri, always called a table knife a "case knife". I never knew why, and I doubt he did, either. Pollifax (talk) 07:03, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Mary Louis Jarvis[edit]

This artice would be more edifying if I could find out who Mary Louis Jarvis is. Google and Bing are of no assistance. Pollifax (talk) 07:01, 29 January 2019 (UTC)