Case BackPocket TB101546 Is My New EDC
I give the Case BackPocket Carbon Fiber folder 10 out of 10 Warrior Shields.
W.R. Case Knives has been producing cutting tools since 1889 when the four Case brothers made and sold knives in New York State on one of the routs westward. Ever since then W.R. Case has offered a wide range of products from traditional folding pocket knives, fixed blade sporting knives, limited production commemorative and collectibles.
My new EDC (every day carry) pocket knife is the W.R. Case Back-Pocket with very awesome Carbon Fiber handles. With the 3 ¼ inch blade the Carbon Fiber Back-Pocket folder is just perfect for the chores and duties I put my EDC through each day. As I run the Back-Pocket through its paces, the “True Sharp” stainless steel composition of the blade gives this knife the ability to stay sharper longer. The quality of the W.R. Case brand shows through on my new EDC. The blade-snap is solid and at the same time not difficult to open. I have one traditional pocket knife, not a Case, which is so hard to open I have to take extra care when using this one.
A traditional EDC is a knife with the size and blade or blades designed to enhance your cutting chores. A three bladed traditional knife normally sports three different blade designs. A shorter blade for opening letters, a mid-range blade for cutting rope and other bindings and the longest clip blade for whittling or fashioning a point on a wooden stake. I remember sharping my lead pencils at school. Yes we could carry a pocket knife at school.
The Case Back-Pocket folder has only one blade. However, since I was a boy in grade school I have always leaned toward a single blade folder. I can only guess I preferred the one blade over the multiple blade folders as they were slimmer and eliminated the need to make my mind up on which blade to use. I use my Back-Pocket Carbon Fiber folder for other things besides cutting. From time to time I use the length of the blade to assist in recovery of an item which fell into, where else but, a hard to get to tight-spot. I have my new EDC while working on our RV to extend my reach as I am trying to recover a screw which rolled just out of reach. I just know our RV has a gremlin.
As many of you have, with the advent of the pocket clip on folders, I have become accustom to the quick and easy access to my EDC. Case was so wise to add a larger lanyard hole as well as a braided lanyard. In this way the proud owner can leave the lanyard hanging out of their back or front pocket. When the need arises to extract the knife from one’s pocket, they just pull on the lanyard. I love the lanyard Case attaches to the Back-Pocket. However, being the flashy guy I am, I replaced their lanyard with one I bought commercially. My manly warrior type black and gray paracord is a braided round lanyard with a skull at the end. Yes I took a manly Case folder and made it into a warrior EDC.
Now many warriors and sheepdogs carry an EDC folder when deployed is a four or five inch blade tactical knife. The main purpose for this large knife is for defense against the dirt-bags of the world. For me this is not an issue as I also carry my “Death and Destruction” on my hip and will not hesitate to hand out some copper jacketed medication to cure their “Dirt-Bag Affliction” (DBA).
So I suggest to all the warriors and sheepdogs out there to select one of the many fantastic Case knives on the market for their EDC. I like all of them but favor the single bladed trapper and especially the single bladed trapper with pocket clip, thumb stud and liner lock. Stay safe and be aware of your surroundings.
Case Back Pocket Specs
- Blade Length: 3.25 inches
- Overall Length: 8.125 Inches
- Closed length: 4.625 Inches
- Blade: Clip Point True Sharp
- Weight: 2.2 ounces
- Locking: Slip-joint
- MSRP: $190 (Can be found for $108.00)
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
PO Box 4000, 50 Owens Way
Bradford, PA 16701
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That’s a good looking knife. I’d like one with green g10 or micarta; time to go shopping.
Thanks Beau. Great knife, great product and fun to carry. Be safe.