Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 12:25:00 EDT From: "Mary.Ojibway" <20676MKB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: case knife It could be related to German. Then again, the Case knife I have always had is a sturdy, all purpose pocket knife for camping, etc. Perhaps she uses the word as a generic term for all such knives. I have heard Buck used that way. Buck and Case are both reputable knife manufacturers. Just a thought. K. Ojibway