Last year, W .R. Case & Sons Cutlery opened some eyes when it introduced their Marilla and Kinzua frame-lock folders with flipper openers. Building on the success of those modern folders, Case is expanding the Kinzua lineup with a new handle color, OD green, and the choice of a spear-point blade instead of a tanto point. The OD Green Kinzua will have a retails for $150 (MSRP). The original color options of red, blue or black will still be offered.
Small Swell Center Jacks Back For Case Knives
Each year, Case takes one pattern of traditional folder out of its vault and offers it in limited quantities during the course of the year. This usually prompts collectors to immediately open their wallets. This year, Case is reintroducing the Small Swell Center Jack. This traditional, two-bladed pocket knife pattern features a soda-bottle-shaped handle. Case first produced it some 80 years ago. This Small Swell Center Jack will be offered in at least 14 different styles with various handle and blade materials. The MSRP for these knives will range from $50 to $250.
New Handle Materials For Favorite Patterns
Speaking of handle materials, Case will release six new families of traditional knives, including: Smooth Brown Maple Burl Wood (8 patterns, MSRP $80-$100), Purple Curly Maple Wood (four patterns, MSRP $85-$95), Pocket Worn Mediterranean Blue Bone (six patterns, MSRP $72-$86), Crandall Jig Cayenne Bone (three patterns, MSRP $77-$81), and Green & Black Canvas Micarta (three patterns, MSRP $80-$88).
Several product families, including Red Synthetic American Workman Series (four patterns, MSRP $48-$66) and the Pocket Worn Gray Bone family (5 patterns, MSRP $75-$81), will feature Case’s easy-sharpening carbon steel blades, in response to increased demand for this blade material among Case consumers.