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 often meant anything you needed to fix when all you had with you was a pocket knife. The clip point isn’t the perfect solution to every problem, but it’s surprisingly useful. Rotating out of the same nickel silver bolster, the spey point blade was intended as a surgical instrument used on livestock, but shifts over easily into other modern applications. If you need to open a shipping carton without damaging what’s inside, the spey point is a a good choice.
Although today we don’t often write letters with turkey quill pens, the pen blade which handled that old-time task fits into modern situations just as easily. The centered point and symmetrical blade work well if you’re de-burring the inside of plastic pipe or adjusting PVC fittings that should work but won’t quite.
With a closed length of only 3-1/4 inches, the Case Medium Stockman is small enough for most people’s pockets but built strong enough for important everyday chores. The jigged handle slabs have the look of old bone but are actually Delrin, a synthetic used by Case for decades because of its durability and chemical resistance.
See the Case Medium Stockman 00039 for the same knife pattern with jigged handle slabs of natural zebu cattle bone and a different blade combination.
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