Question: What does the SS mean on a Case knife?

SS = The blades and springs will be stainless steel. SH = The knife will have a sheepsfoot blade. see illustration. S = The knife will not have bolsters.

What do the Xs mean on a Case knife?

The XX trademark goes way back to the early days of Case. The were one of the first knife co to double temper the steel. The would mark an X on the batch of knives when the when in the furnace and then when they put them in for the second run they would mark the second X so they would know the had be tested twice.

What is CV on a knife?

The Yellow Handle CV is made with Chrome Vanadium Blades (CV) - a special formula of alloyed cutlery steel known for its ease of re-sharpening. (However, the composition that makes the steel easier to sharpen, also makes it rust easier. Extra care is needed with CV.

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