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

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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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