Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 16:43:40 CDT From: "Krahn, Al" Subject: Case Knife In the midwest, "case knife" is a verb from the world of breaking and entering. To "case knife" a door means to take a table knife (the flat variety) and slide it between the molding and frame of the door to pop the lock, esp the type in which the bolt slides easily and is wedge shaped. I always wondered why it was called "case." AKRA Albert E. Krahn E-Mail AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU Division of Lib. Arts and Sciences Fax 414/297-7990 Milwaukee Area Technical College Ph (H) 414/476-4025 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443 Ph (W) 414/297-6519