This is a vintage Case XX Kodiak Hunter fixed blade hunting style knife made in 1966. It measures about 11" overall with a 6" blade. The blade has been sharpened and does have some scratching on it.
It is tang stamped CASE with a Kodiak bear on the front and rear stamped HAND MADE in U. The blade is specially tempered extra tough Van-kor. The stag handle is beautiful with no chips or cracks.The sheath is really nice with no breaks or cracks it has an alligator look and is specially cured to prevent corroding, rusting and pitting of the polished steel blade. It comes with an original box. The box front has a crease and a little staining and the inside part has a couple small tears where the knife fits in. This is the first version made of the Kodiak Hunter it was original scheduled to be released in 1964 but because of problems at the factory it wasn't released until 1966. I have included a picture from the book Romance of Collecting Case XX Knives by Dewey P. Ferguson and this is where I received the information about this knife. A rare find in excellent condition. The item "Vintage Case Kodiak Hunter Stag Hunting Knife WithSheath & Box 1st Version 1966 Ex" is in sale since Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "dodgin2" and is located in Cleveland, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.