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 houses two blades: a small pen blade and a longer clip point blade. Both are made from high quality stainless steel, easy to polish for display and durable to use if needed.
But in this case, the 2.875-inch handle is where this Peanut really shines. The purple material you see is a rare spiney oyster shell. It was first discovered by Cortez, who thought it worthy enough to add to the royal treasury in Spain upon his return from exploring the West. To add to the knife’s gem-like beauty, Case added an abalone shell inlay in the center of the handle, bordered with genuine nickel silver.
A gift box comes with the Exotic Purple Spiney Oyster as well. It would be a wonderful presentation knife to honor a sailor or a navy veteran due to the rare nautical gems in its construction. But honestly, any person young or old would be proud to receive this particular Case Peanut pocketknife.