Date: Sat, 7 May 1994 21:21:12 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: case knife When I was young, we referred to ordinary table knives as case knives. I have a vague recollection that after we got some steak knives my mother used the term 'case knife' to differentiate the two types. The DARE entry tells you more than my musty memory can. DMLance