Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 22:30:01 -0500

From: Nancy Harwood harwood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TENET.EDU

Subject: Re: case knife

On Fri, 6 May 1994, Tom wrote:

Does anyone know "case knife"? My mom taught us this term as kids. Usually

it was a knife not used for serious cutting, such as for butter, cheese,

etc. I thought later on that it had to do with the German word for "cheese",

since she is from an area of SC (central western) that had lots of

German immigration. Any ideas?

Both my parents used "case knife" to refer to a regular table knife as

opposed to a butcher knife or a paring knife. No German background

there...East and Central Texas upbringing, with Tennessee and Alabama


Nancy Harwood