Stag handled pocket knives are widely collected and have been used on cutlery for hundreds of years.  Genuine stag handles are those cut into slabs from the outside part of deer antlers.  They feature raised areas and deeper grooves that show distinctive light and dark areas.  Stag handles are much more durable than jigged bone handles, which can chip quite easily when dropped.  Variations include red stag and 2nd cut stag (scored inner part of antler) frequently used by Case but nothing beats the look of the real thing!

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