W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company was established in 1889, in Little Valley, New York. The company moved its headquarters to Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1905, where it’s been producing quality knives ever since.
Case began making knives for the military during World War I, including the legendary V-42 stiletto and the classic M3 fighting knife. In 1965, case knives blasted into space along with astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young on the Gemini 3 space mission.
A Case knife blade is typically made of stainless steel, and sometimes chromium-vanadium steel alloy, or even surgical steel. Once cast, the blades are then hardened with a secret, proprietary heat treatment. Over the decades, Case has received many awards, including the 2004 Industry Achievement Award and the Blade Magazine Investor Collector Knife of the Year.
Today, the company makes pocket knives, fixed-blade knives, and kitchen cutlery. Case knives continue to be popular with collectors, and the company regularly issues special collector knives. For example, the Appaloosa Bone Large Trapper knife was made especially for Case Collector Club members. Today, the Case Collector Club has close to 18,000 members.
Case is licensed to issue collector knives for American icons John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and many more. In addition to special celebrity knives, Case also regularly issues new designs, such as the Tec X FB-4 boot knife or the Marilla frame lock knife. You’ll also find Case’s modern take on the classic Bowie knife.
If you want a quality, American-made knife, choose Case.