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us Offline Splat

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Case knives?
on: December 17, 2008, 11:42:29 PM
I am wondering how Case Knives are generally considered? Anyone own one or two.. or more? 
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 12:17:24 AM
I have a small Case pocket knife, which I wrote a bit about here: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,7206.0.html

It's not exactly definitive, but it seems very well made and of good quality materials. It's a nice thing!
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 12:44:34 AM
Case actually has a huge cult following. You think that Sak guys and Multi guys are obsessive. IT is not unheard of those guys having 15 diff handle scales in the same pattern.

Plus they are widely available. SMKW has a ton of them.

One guy on BF was up to like 1,500 of them. Plus display cases, posters. It just never ends.
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 02:39:26 AM
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 07:00:37 AM
I`ve had lots of Case knives over the years. They use to make a good knife. But I dont carry them much any more. I`m not involved with livestock any more so dont need a 3 bladed stockman. Dont have much of any need for a trapper now days either. From what little I`ve noticed is that Case seems to be catering to the collector more than in years past. With all the different handle and other variations that are availible which is good thing if your into that type of collecting. The only slipjoint type knives that interest me much now days are alox SAKs.
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 04:41:30 PM
I picked one up about a year ago to see what all the fuss was about.  Its a good solid knife but I think the cult following makes it out to be a little more than it is.  I stopped carrying mine but only because I found some of my other knives more useful, not because anything was wrong with the Case.
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 04:23:59 AM
One reason I like Case pocketknives is because they are great cutting tools.  No they don't have a can opener, or a bottle opener.  They can't screw or unscrew anything.  But damn them if they can't cut.  I love my SAKs, but when it comes to a cutting tool, a dedicated knife is hard to beat.  I carry a Case Peanut mostly, since it is a small unobtrusive knife (smaller then three inches when closed) with two blades (one for dedicated cutting, the other for rougher work ie; cutting, scraping, opening cans/bottles, etc).  However, it is alot of knife for it's size.  I have used it at work for everything from skinning 12 foot alligators to cutting twine and string.  It can handle big jobs as well as smaller precision chores.  It disappears in your pocket and is comfortable to hold.... although it might be a bit short to some.  I also carry a CV Case medium stockman and a CV Case Sodbuster Jr., and the carbon steel on those cuts much better then a SAK..... or just about any stainless steel out there.  They cut well, hold an edge well, and are comfortable to hold.  I have many complaints about my beloved SAKs (the still isn't hard enough on the drivers, the blade doesn;t hold an edge too long, etc., but for what they are (cutting tools), Case pocketknives are just about perfectly suited.  To each his own, but I absolutely love Case Pocketknives.


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Re: Case knives?
Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 01:18:33 PM
The only reason I like Case knives is that there American made. The one(and only one I have because I sold the rest)I have is a small stainless steel lockback. If I can get my hands on a new Wenger SI I think I'll retire it.
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 08:03:55 PM
Isn't Case made by the same company as Zippo? Guess i could shut up and google.

I have a Case stockman in blue bone. Great knife.
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Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 08:10:40 PM
I think Zippo owns Case also I'm pretty certain both factories are in the same city.
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Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 09:08:05 PM
Today the Case Company is owned by Zippo Manufacturing Company, another family-owned business based in Bradford PA

Thanks Wikipedia!
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Re: Case knives?
Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 09:35:10 PM
I think they're relatively near by hear in PA. 
P.S., OT, did you ever see the Zippo promotion car?  Holy crow...  :D :ahhh
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