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W.R. Case Knives | Pocket Multi Tools

Case KnivesW.R. Case and Sons Cutlery is one of the most well-known and well-respected makers of pocket knives in the U.S.A.

W.R. Case History

In 1889 William Russell Case and his three brothers began selling hand-made knives in New York from the back of their wagon. Now, over one hundred years later, W.R. Case is based in Bradford, Pennsylvania and has a stellar reputation as a maker of top-quality pocket knives.

Case Pocket Knives

Today, Case’s catalog includes over seventy different knife models including some that have been in production for decades. Recent additions to the line include the XX-Changer, the Cheetah and several others.

Case XX Knives

Case Knives are often marked “XX” or contain that term in their model number. The “XX” term was originally used by Case to indicate that a knife blade had been heat-treated not once (“X”) but twice (“XX”), ensuring quality and durability. Today, the “XX” has come to symbolize Case’s long-standing commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

Knife Blades

Case knives are made with three different varieties of high-quality domestic steel. Chrome Vanadium is an alloy that is known for its re-sharpening ease. Tru-Sharp surgical steel is a high-carbon steel that offers corrosion resistance and edge-retention properties. Finally, ATS-34 is used in some premium knives. It’s known for edge retention and hardness, but may require special attention for re-sharpening.

Knife Handles

Case handles are hand-crafted using such natural materials such as animal bone, ivory, mother-of-pearl and hardwoods. Brass, nickel and silver are used to make other knife components, such as bolsters, pivots and locking mechanisms.

Collectible Case Knives

Because of Case’s rich history and their process of dating and, in some cases, numbering each blade, many of their knives are now considered collectibles. Some hard to find models sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay. The Case Collector’s Club boats eighteen thousand members, which makes it the largest knife collector group in the world.


W.R. Case Pen Knife w/ Yellow Delrin Handle

Traditional Pocketknife, Slip Joint w/ Clip & Spear Point Blade

W.R. Case Pen Knife w/ Yellow Delrin Handle | Traditional Pocketknife, Slip Joint w/ Clip & Spear Point Blade

The Case Pen Knife was once the favorite of statesmen and shopkeepers as well as anyone else who dealt with the written word. Although "pen knife" has become synonymous with "pocket knife," this particular model was built with a special purpose in mind.

The Case Pen Knife with yellow ...





Case Barlow Damascus Pocketknife 6056

Modern Frontier Collectible Knife, Spear Point & Pen Blade

Case Barlow Damascus Pocketknife 6056 | Modern Frontier Collectible Knife, Spear Point & Pen Blade

One of the oldest pocket knife styles, the Barlow came to America during the 1600s and was a common tool on the American frontier. This new version of the Barlow, released by W.R. Case in August 2010, brings a new steel to a knife that's a part of American ...





Case Whittler Damascus Pocket Knife 6092

High Carbon Devin Thomas Steel

Case Whittler Damascus Pocket Knife 6092 | High Carbon Devin Thomas Steel

Since 2006, W.R. Case has offered a select few types of knives with special high carbon Damascus steel instead of the high carbon stainless steel in common use today. The Case 6092 Whittler Pocket Knife released in August of 2010 is one of the latest examples.

The Damascus steel used in ...





W.R. Case Canoe Pocket Knife, Damascus Folded Steel

Slip Joint Blades & Stag Handle 6098

W.R. Case Canoe Pocket Knife, Damascus Folded Steel | Slip Joint Blades & Stag Handle 6098

Released in August 2010, the Case 6098 Canoe Pocket Knife adds the beauty of modern Damascus steel to a well-known W.R. Case & Sons design. Owners now have a chance to return to the good old days of high carbon steel that really holds an edge.

Only 3-7/8 inches long ...





Case Tiny Trapper Pocket Knife

Lightweight Damascus Steel w/ Stag Handle 6093

Case Tiny Trapper Pocket Knife | Lightweight Damascus Steel w/ Stag Handle 6093

The Case 6093 Tiny Trapper condenses all the good qualities of a versatile outdoorsman's pocket knife into a package small enough for inconspicuous daily carrying. Damascus steel and the strength of one of W.R. Case's best knife designs make even the Tiny Trapper good enough to trust.

At just 2-3/8 ...





Case Yellowhorse Turquoise Trapper Pocketknife

Collectible Limited Edition Navajo Knife w/ Ivory, Malachite, Black Jet

Case Yellowhorse Turquoise Trapper Pocketknife | Collectible Limited Edition Navajo Knife w/ Ivory, Malachite, Black Jet

One of my favorite Case pocket knives, the Trapper seems just right for the pocket and the hand with a simple shape that fits the palm securely and two practical blades perfect for every situation. Ron Yellowhorse adds Navajo workmanship and symbolism to these Case Trappers, but includes a few with ...





W.R. Case Yellowhorse Whittler Pocketknife, Limited Collectible

Seahorse, Wharncliff, Half Blade w/ Mammoth, Sulgite, or Turquoise Handle

W.R. Case Yellowhorse Whittler Pocketknife, Limited Collectible | Seahorse, Wharncliff, Half Blade w/ Mammoth, Sulgite, or Turquoise Handle

Produced in limited quantities from one to 500, the Yellowhorse Whittler knives from W.R. Case depend upon traditional Navajo craftsmanship as well as proven Case pocket knife design.

The Half-Whittler knives created by Ron Yellowhorse offer the most striking patterns, using such rare materials as slabs cut from fossil mammoth teeth to ...





Case Yellowhorse Saddlehorn Pocketknife, Limited Collectible

Navajo Knife Art Includes Eagle Feather, Antique Bone Grizzly

Case Yellowhorse Saddlehorn Pocketknife, Limited Collectible | Navajo Knife Art Includes Eagle Feather, Antique Bone Grizzly

Everything's a little different about the Yellowhorse series of Case collectible knives, but there's enough familiar Case styling in them that you'll find them comfortable instead of just artistic. Using the Case Saddlehorn knife as a basic pattern, David Yellowhorse created many one-of-a-kind knives as well as several limited edition runs.

Each knife ...





Case Limited Edition Yellowhorse Pocket Knife

Damascus Navajo Art w/ Mammoth Tooth Handle

Case Limited Edition Yellowhorse Pocket Knife | Damascus Navajo Art w/ Mammoth Tooth Handle

On the fringe between total custom work and very limited edition runs, these knives are truly one-of-a-kind but belong to a small family of specially created artworks. If you've seen every knife Case ever made, look again.

The Case Yellowhorse knives with Damascus steel blades use familiar Case knife types as ...





Case Texas Toothpick Limited Edition Collectible Pocketknife

Crimson Zebu Bone Handle w/ Slip Joint Plain Edge Blade

Case Texas Toothpick Limited Edition Collectible Pocketknife | Crimson Zebu Bone Handle w/ Slip Joint Plain Edge Blade

Case's 25th Limited Edition series starts off with a classic favorite, the Texas Toothpick. This time the knife displays unusual crimson jigged bone handle slabs and fancy Limited Edition etching on the blade, but you'll also find the familiar styling and practical features expected of this well-tested design.

The long taper ...





Dale Earnhardt Jr Case Knife Collectible Gift Set

Limited Edition Zippo Lighter #88 24682,

Dale Earnhardt Jr Case Knife Collectible Gift Set | Limited Edition Zippo Lighter #88 24682,

Part of a limited edition of only 500 knives, the commemorative Dale Earnhardt, Jr. gift set from W.R. Case includes a stylized Case Trapper knife and an enameled Zippo lighter from the company which now owns W.R. Case. This collectible gift set will look great on display, but the knife ...





Case Hobo Gift Set, Camping Survival Knife

Zippo Firestarter Lighter, Fork & Spoon, Belt Pouch

Case Hobo Gift Set, Camping Survival Knife | Zippo Firestarter Lighter, Fork & Spoon, Belt Pouch

The Hobo Gift Set from W.R. Case fits in anywhere and actually does offer survival basics as well as practical camp cutlery. Experts get by with a knife and a firestarter -- Case throws in fork and spoon plus a handy belt pouch.

This 4-1/8-inch-long pocket folder with jigged amber ...





Case Humpback Whittler Pocket Knife, Slip Joint

New Black G-10 Handle w/ Spear Point, Spey & Pen Blade

Case Humpback Whittler Pocket Knife, Slip Joint | New Black G-10 Handle w/ Spear Point, Spey & Pen Blade

First produced by Case in the early part of the 20th century, the Humpback Whittler was reintroduced to the Case lineup in 2009. The Humpback Whittler pattern is one of Case's oldest, but the new version includes several important improvements.

Overall, the handle shape and blade pattern are much the same ...





Case Russlock Knife 260 w/ Amber Bone Handle

Collectible Tommy Hart Vault Pocketknife 1953L

Case Russlock Knife 260 w/ Amber Bone Handle | Collectible Tommy Hart Vault Pocketknife 1953L

Designed by Tommy Hart, one of Case's master cutlers, the Russlock 1953L was first available in 2000 and is one of the popular Many Case designs are currently being considered for the Case "Vault." Beginning in 2008, the Vault program retires selected knife patterns for a period of ...





Case Mother of Pearl Commemorative Pocket Knife, Popular Mechanics Award

Collectible Slimlock Damascus 05170 8173L BG-42

Case Mother of Pearl Commemorative Pocket Knife, Popular Mechanics Award | Collectible Slimlock Damascus 05170 8173L BG-42

Model 05170 in the W.R. Case Slimlock series features real mother-of-pearl handle slabs and a BG-42 high carbon stainless steel blade. Be sure to order by model number, since Case manufactures seven different versions of this commemorative knife -- each with different types of handle materials.

Designed to pay tribute to ...





Case Fishing Knife, Scaler & California Clip Blade

Yellow Delrin Texas Toothpick Handle 320094F SS

Case Fishing Knife, Scaler & California Clip Blade | Yellow Delrin Texas Toothpick Handle 320094F SS

The Texas Toothpick handle style of the Yellow Delrin Fishing Knife from W.R. Case & Sons makes this knife elegant enough for dress occasions. The knife was actually intended for better things than formal dinners. With this in your pocket and some tackle stashed in the car, you're never ...





Case Medium Stockman Pocketknife 217, Delrin Handle

W.R. Case & Sons Working Knife w/ Clip, Spey & Pen Blade

Case Medium Stockman Pocketknife 217, Delrin Handle | W.R. Case & Sons Working Knife w/ Clip, Spey & Pen Blade

From the W.R. Case & Sons' Working Knife series, the Case Medium Stockman #217 holds three blades selected for the modern working person in three styles which have been around for generations.

The knife's main blade is the strong clip point type that Case developed for general farm chores -- which ...





Case Mini Trapper w/ Jigged Bone Handle Pocket Knife

Clip Point Lockback Slip Joint Spey Blade

Case Mini Trapper w/ Jigged Bone Handle Pocket Knife | Clip Point Lockback Slip Joint Spey Blade

The Case Mini-Trapper with jigged bone handle hasn't changed much over the years. Although blades have upgraded to high carbon stainless steel with improved corrosion resistance, this is still the knife you might have owned fifty years ago. In fact, you may still have that one.

The Case Mini-Trapper ...





Case Stag TrapperLock Pocket Knife 5154L

Locking Folder Stainless Steel 05525

Case Stag TrapperLock Pocket Knife 5154L | Locking Folder Stainless Steel 05525

Almost too good to be true, the Case Stag Series 5154L Trapperlock takes an old but loved pocket knife and makes it better. If you already own the traditional model but secretly envy the newer one-handed locking folders, this is your chance to discreetly retire the Trapper slip joint and ...





Case Medium Stockman Pocket Knife

Clip & Spey w/ Bone Amber Handle 6318 00039

Case Medium Stockman Pocket Knife | Clip & Spey w/ Bone Amber Handle 6318 00039

The Case Medium Stockman 00039 offers styling similar to the Case Amber Stockman but with slight differences in blade design and a more compact build. Built with the same quality as the larger version, this model might better suit the needs of people who don't work with livestock on ...





Case Trapper Pocket Knife, Yellow Delrin 161

Stainless Steel California Clip & Spey Blade

Case Trapper Pocket Knife, Yellow Delrin 161 | Stainless Steel California Clip & Spey Blade

With the look of aged bone as soon as it leaves the box, the 4-1/8-inch Yellow Trapper pocketknife from W.R. Case & Sons adds modern high carbon vanadium stainless steel to a time-tested pocketknife pattern. With spey and California clip blades 3-1/4 inches long, this fine pocket folder offers nearly ...





W. R. Case Stockman Folding Pocket Knife 128

Clip, Spey & Sheepsfoot Blade w/ Amber Bone Handle

W. R. Case Stockman Folding Pocket Knife 128 | Clip, Spey & Sheepsfoot Blade w/ Amber Bone Handle

One of the most popular pocket knives among yesterday's ranchers and farmers is also a favorite of professionals in today's urban trades. Three useful blade styles in a convenient pocket folding knife handle nearly every emergency. All you need is a little imagination and a Case knife to pull ...





W.R. Case & Sons Trapper Pocketknife, Amber Bone 163

Jigged Zebu Handle w/ Double Slip Joint Blade

W.R. Case & Sons Trapper Pocketknife, Amber Bone 163 | Jigged Zebu Handle w/ Double Slip Joint Blade

The Case Trapper is one of W.R. Case & Sons most popular knives, and the company makes many different versions. This Amber Bone Trapper's handle slabs look much like stag antler, but are actually cattle bone textured with a special jigging pattern.

Case goes far and wide to find the ...





Case Old Red Bone Baby Butterbean Pocketknife

Spear Point & Pen Blade 00724

Case Old Red Bone Baby Butterbean Pocketknife | Spear Point & Pen Blade 00724

The Case Old Red Bone Baby Butterbean knife has been around since the days when pocket knives were essential tools of everyday tradesmen. Still popular with today's professionals, this 2-3/4-inch folding knife has no frills beyond quality materials and high standards.

According to Case, the high carbon stainless steel blade ...





W R Case Mini Trapper Pocket Knife

Model: Yellow #029 w/ California Clip Blade

W R Case Mini Trapper Pocket Knife | Model: Yellow #029 w/ California Clip Blade

Case's practical pocket knives are some of today's best choices for everyday use. Case knives gather few concerned glances if pulled out discreetly for some minor emergency at the restaurant table or bus stop. Made for work rather than tactical situations, Case's older styles like this 3-1/2 ...





Case Trapper Pocket Knife, Old Red Bone 783

High Carbon Spey & Clip Blade

Case Trapper Pocket Knife, Old Red Bone 783 | High Carbon Spey & Clip Blade

The 4-ounce Case Trapper #0783 has been a popular and dependable choice for ranchers, farmers, and the rest of us for several decades. The Trapper's spey and clip blades, slightly under 4 inches long, close to a folded length of 4-1/8 inches. Red bone handle slabs could be ...





Case Old Red Bone Pocket Knife, Texas Toothpick

Antique Finish Chromium Steel 00792

Case Old Red Bone Pocket Knife, Texas Toothpick | Antique Finish Chromium Steel 00792

Good knives are one of those personal possessions which just increase in importance the more used they get. Pull a good pocket knife out to cut an apple or whittle a tent stake, and you can look back to every day that put every scratch and dent and ...





Case Bird Hook Yellow Hunting Knife

Discontinued Collector’s Item

Case Bird Hook Yellow Hunting Knife | Discontinued Collector’s Item

This unusual knife style -- discontinued by many manufacturers -- is so far still a standard offer at Case. Nevertheless the bird hook knife may be a collector's item unless you're a game bird hunter. The 3.5-inch clip point stainless steel blade could serve as an everyday pocket ...





W.R. Case John Wayne Folding Knife

Hunter Memorabilia Chestnut Handle

W.R. Case John Wayne Folding Knife | Hunter Memorabilia Chestnut Handle

The epitome of western heroism has long been John Wayne. Generation after generation of Americans grew up watching the Duke on the silver screen - always a character of grit, courage, honesty, hard work, and determination. He wasn't always a cowboy, but it was his roles in ...





Case Barnboard Baby Butterbean Pocket Knife

Gentleman’s Utility Folding Blade

Case Barnboard Baby Butterbean Pocket Knife | Gentleman’s Utility Folding Blade

With so many new knife designs and ideas now on the market it's easy to forget that the most popular is still the one that's most familiar--the classic American folding pocket knife. The Baby Butterbean series from the famous American knife manufacturer W. H. Case is a fine example of what ...





Case Peanut Exotic Purple Spiney Oyster Collectible Pocket Knife

Case Peanut Exotic Purple Spiney Oyster Collectible Pocket Knife

This pocketknife from W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is nothing short of exquisite. Sometimes it just takes a knife like this to really make you sit back and do a little "art appreciation."

It's an offshoot version of Case's popular Peanut model, known for its smaller handle that ...





W.R. Case Bowie Knife

Black Presentation Hunting Knife

W.R. Case Bowie Knife | Black Presentation Hunting Knife

This isn't just any ordinary bowie knife. It's a Case bowie knife. Take that back... it's a Case presentation bowie knife. Meaning: knives of this caliber are given to presidents, foreign dignitaries, athletes, and astronauts, just to give you an idea.

The 9.5-inch bowie blade is wide and thick, making it a ...





Case Johnny Cash Trapper

Commemorative Folding Pocket Knife

Case Johnny Cash Trapper | Commemorative Folding Pocket Knife

Case is the first place you should look for Johnny Cash collectible knives. They carry a lot of their popular pocketknife models in Johnny Cash gift sets, as well as other memorabilia.

This particular pocketknife is the "Trapper" model, from renowned W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company. It contains two different blades: ...





W.R. Case Classic Knives

Collectible Pocket Knives

W.R. Case Classic Knives | Collectible Pocket Knives

Nearly twenty years ago, the head of W.R. Case Cutlery, Jim Parker, came up with the idea to make very high-quality reproductions of knives that had long been out of production. Some of these knives were originally produced by Case, but others were not. All of the new, reproductions, however, would ...





W.R. Case Peanut Knife

Rainforest Handle | Pocket Folder Tested XX

W.R. Case Peanut Knife | Rainforest Handle | Pocket Folder Tested XX

W.R. Case you probably already know -- they are an American maker of high-quality knives with a hundred-and-twenty year reputation on the line.

But this knife you may not have seen before.

It's a peanut knife featuring a just-under-three inch blade that made of Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel. Case tests this knife 'XX' which is ...





Case XX Knife: Rosewood Changer Folding Knife with Gut Hook

Case XX Knife: Rosewood Changer Folding Knife with Gut Hook

Another high-quality knife from Case. This is an oversized pocket knife, measuring five inches closed. Includes a gut hook, drop point blade, and saw blade.

The clip is stainless steel, blades are made of Tru-Sharp surgical steel. Features rosewood handle with contrasting brass bolsters.

The problem with changer knives, of course, is ...





Case Knife

Image XX Elk Trapper Folding Pocket Knife

Case Knife | Image XX Elk Trapper Folding Pocket Knife

An attractive folding knife built with the quality you've come to expect from Case. A member of the Image series and tested XX, this one features a smooth natural bone handle with scenes of Elk Trapping laser-etched on both sides.

Bolsters are silver, matching the accent colors elsewhere on the knife. ...





Collectible Case Knives

Centennial Pocket Knife Set

Collectible Case Knives | Centennial Pocket Knife Set

What an amazing set of knives -- this is the Centennial Knife Set produced by WR Case in 1989 to commemorate their 100th anniversary of making high-quality knives.

I write about many Case knives on this site, but you won't see one of these come around often. It's very rare to find the set ...





Case Pocket Fishing Knife

Image XX Bass Fisherman Folding

Case Pocket Fishing Knife | Image XX Bass Fisherman Folding

A gorgeous, rugged knife, perfect for bass fishing. This knife features a fish scaler blade with built-in hook disgorger. Blades are Tru-Sharp surgical steel.

Also includes hook sharpener. The sharpener is included instead of a more-typical inlay shield. Handle features artwork of bass fishing, engraved with a precision laser on natural bone.

This ...





Collectible Case Knife

Small Toothpick Pocket Knife | Mother of Pearl

Collectible Case Knife | Small Toothpick Pocket Knife | Mother of Pearl

A single-blade, collectible blade from W.R. Case & Sons. Always known for their quality workmanship, Case has taken this knife to another level.

The handle is what differentiates this from other high-quality Case knives. It is made of genuine Mother of Pearl harvested from the inner lining of oyster shells, and features ...





Case Changer Hunting Knife

Folding Pocket Knife Tested XX

Case Changer Hunting Knife | Folding Pocket Knife Tested XX

One of Case's most versatile pocket knives. Primarily intended for hunting, though would also be appropriate as a fishing or general outdoor utility knife.

A tough knife that comes with a variety of quickly-interchangeable blades. The handle is an attractive amber bone with inlaid brass bolsters. The pivot pin is oversized and made ...





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