Case Is the Best Folding and Fixed Bladed Knives on Planet Earth

Case knives are one of the, if not the, best knives made on Planet Earth. You can buy handmade folders and fixed blades which takes hours and even days to make. I know I have both handmade and USA factory made knives. In my World travels, I have picked up a few knives which were indigenous to a region. While traveling I picked up German made pocket knives which I know were made in German and not China and marked “Made in Germany”. Germany does not have the same laws as us regarding where products were made.

For me the tools I use, including firearms and things that cut, must be dependable. As a LEO I did not want to have one of these tools fail just when I needed it the most. At the same time as a LEO I could not afford expensive tools of any kind. Because of this, I learned excellent quality tools does not mean you will break the bank purchasing them. I learned from my Grandfather, Father and my two Uncles when it came to tools if you buy a good brand from the USA with a deep history it will serve you well.

As I have written before, most of the men in my family were blue collar workers with the exception of one Uncle who was a World traveler collecting and studying birds for various large institutions like National Geographic’s, Federal Government and others. With the exception of this Uncle, all of them carried Case pocket knives. As a young lad, I watched my Grandfather castrate some young bulls he had bought at market. I remember him using the “spey” blade of this stockman pocket knife with efficiency. The young bulls did not appreciate his craft but I did.

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The nice folks at Case sent me three pocket knives in the double blade Trapper pattern. Since all three knives are the same pattern or design, I will talk about them in general and remark about the scales or handles. As all Case knives are, these three Trappers are excellent examples of American craftsmanship. All three were perfect in every way. As I carry a Case Trapper with pocket clip sixteen hours a day, I can attest to the Case Brand and exceptional quality. Yes, you can buy cheaper versions of the trapper pattern. I have a large trapper made in the USA which is not as well made as these trappers. The point is similar to firearms, in particular single actions pistols. If you are a purest western fan you buy a Colt Single Action Army…which Colt does not seem to be able to make anymore. If you are a purest pocket knife fan, you buy Case knives. Anything else is not a Case.

Smooth Natural Bone Stained Glass Trapper Cross (in Jewel Box)

Trapper

Cases’ Trapper with smooth bone handles which have been ordained with a stain-glass cross on both sides. This exquisite pocket knife is a knife to cherish. Since Case can not keep them in stock, my guess there are more Christians out there than one thinks. Case makes two other “Stain-glass” models as well. But this one is my favorite. I am displaying this pocket knife in its Jewel-Box for all to see.

John Wayne Smooth Natural Bone with Amber Color Wash Trapper

Who doesn’t like John Wayne? Right? Well I thought everyone but I learned from my youth ministry group of boys they had never heard of him. To me this was just amazing. So, explained to them about John Wayne who was a Christian and a great American Hero.

Case makes several of their patterns, seven at last count, with tribute to John Wayne. There have been others, but to date these seven are being offered now. The Trapper they sent me is one of the aforementioned seven. As in the stain-glass Cross Trapper, the John Wayne Trapper is just perfect in every way. If you have a “Duke” fan in the family, this trapper would be a perfect Christmas gift. A very impressive pocket knife.

Black & White Fiber Weave Trapper

Black and White Fiber Weave

Another Trapper Case sent me has the scales which appear to have a fiber weave. The black and white fiber weave is just beautiful. I love the diamond shield which sets off the entire handle. This too would make a great Christmas or Birthday present for that special person. As stated before, the quality of this pocket knife is exceptional.

Blades and Things

All three Trapper knives sport my favorite two blade designs. These trappers have the “slip-joint” locking system. This limited locking system works very well but one must be aware when you try to pry with one of the open blades, there is a possible chance the blade will close on your fingers. The Case single blade trapper has a model wherein it sports a liner-locking system to hold the blade in place.

The clip blade, closest on the left side and the Spey blade to its right. The clip point blade is perfect for starting a cut, poking at things you want to bring attention to or not touch, and cleaning your fingernails. In conversations with the men in my family, everyone brings out their pocket knives and start cleaning their fingernails. They worked with their hands in the fields and in the oil-patch. I guess one would say it is a family tradition. The clip point blade works good for this and many other things in life.

The Spey blade for me, is reserved to the finer cutting duties. Unlike Grandfather Mike did, I don’t castrate anything due to my profession. Sometimes I would like to, but it is frowned upon in society. I use mine to cut steak or other meats and food products such as apples, peaches and the like. This Case spey is very well designed and perfect for these duties.

One thing I don’t do is cut paper or cardboard boxes with my pocket knives or fixed blade knives. I use a “box-knife” for these duties. As in any good quality tool, you have to maintain and clean them. For knives you need to keep them sharp, clean and have a light coating of oil on the blade and joints. For my trappers, even my first one some 50 years ago, I wash them in warm soapy water, rinse and dry completely and then apply a shin coat of quality oil over the entire knife. After a few minutes, I wipe off the entire knife with a clean cotton cloth. This maintenance of my knives has served me well for over 50 years.

Christmas is coming soon. How better to brighten someone’s holiday or birthday with a brand-new Case pocket knife. You can not go wrong in buying your favorite people a Case knife.

Smooth Natural Bone Stained Glass Trapper Cross (in Jewel Box)

  • Model No.: 38713
  • Pattern: Trapper
  • Pattern Stamp: 6254 SS
  • Handle Material: Natural Bone
  • Handle Finish: Smooth
  • Blade Type: Clip & Spey
  • Blade Length(s): 3.2 in, 3.3 in
  • Lock Type: Non-Locking (Slip Joint)
  • Blade Material: Tru-Sharp™ Stainless
  • Blade Finish: Mirror-Polished
  • Closed Length: 4.13 inches
  • Weight: 4.0 ounces
  • Sheath: Sold Separately
  • MSRP: $137.99

John Wayne Smooth Natural Bone with Amber Color Wash Trapper

  • Model No.: 10705
  • Pattern: Trapper
  • Pattern Stamp: 6254 SS
  • Handle Material: Natural Bone with Amber Color Wash
  • Handle Finish: Smooth
  • Blade Type: Clip & Spey
  • Blade Length(s): 3.2 in, 3.3 in
  • Lock Type: Non-Locking (Slip Joint)
  • Blade Material: Tru-Sharp™ Stainless
  • Blade Finish: Mirror-Polished
  • Closed Length: 4.13 inches
  • Weight: 4.0 ounces
  • Sheath: Sold Separately
  • MSRP: $128.99

Black & White Fiber Weave Trapper

  • Model No.: 38920
  • Pattern: Trapper
  • Pattern Stamp: 10254 SS
  • Handle Material: Black and White Fiber Weave
  • Handle Finish: Smooth
  • Blade Type: Clip & Spey
  • Blade Length(s): 3.2 in, 3.3 in
  • Lock Type: Non-Locking (Slip Joint)
  • Blade Material: Tru-Sharp™ Stainless
  • Blade Finish: Mirror-Polished
  • Closed Length: 4.13 inches
  • Weight: 4.0 ounces
  • Sheath: Sold Separately
  • MSRP: $76.99

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