Case knives or, W.R. Case & Son Cutlery Co Started in 1889.. The company’s founder was named William Russell Case and he and this Brother. Back then the company’s name the Case Brothers Cutlery Company. It was first started in Little Valley, New York.. This is where his son Russ Case worked as a salesman before starting the company that we know today W.R. Case & Son. Case Knives make many sorts of knives. Such as traditional pocket, hunting, fixed, and many limited edition collectible knives.
Later in 1905 the company moved to Bradford, PA, and at this time the brothers started to make there brands. When World War I got started the U.S government asked Case to help supply the military. So Case made products for the USMC. The end result were Ka-bar knives and they made V-42 combat knives for the Devil’s Brigade. Many other well known people are Case knives enthusiasts. The ex president of the United states, Dwight D. Eisenhower, music star Randy Travis and Richard Petty an ex race care driver. There where also Case products made special For NASA. These blades where used be some famous astronauts like Gus Grissom. The company Case is now apart of Zippo Manufacturing Company. Which is another company located in Bradford, PA and is well know for there lighters.
The way that Case knives are made makes each one just a little different. All though the blades are stamped from domestic steel and then hardened using proprietary heat treatment methods, the handles are carved from hand using many different materials. Using any thing from mother-of-pearl, exotic hardwoods, or form bone of many different animals like Brazilian cattle, or India stag. Or any number of desirable stones. All other parts of the pocket knives are made with silver, nickel, and brass.
Case knives are one of the most collected blades in the world. There are over 18,000 member of the case collectors club and it continues to grow, making it the largest blade collectors club in the world. Case are a good quality knife. One that you can’t go wrong with if you are looking to buy.