Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 22:30:01 -0500 From: Nancy Harwood 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 roots. Nancy Harwood>