For more than two decades, Case Knives and acclaimed custom knife maker Tony Bose have been collaborating to produce innovative yet traditional knife designs that are renowned throughout the industry. Now Case and Tony Bose are proud to unveil their newest project – the Case® Bose Bullnose Trapper – continuing their tradition of producing premium knives in a modern factory environment with features and a quality that rival those of any custom folder.
The inspiration behind this latest collaboration comes from a very large, dual-bladed field knife Tony saw more than 45 years ago. “It looked like it was built for any job you could put to it,” said Bose. “I’ve always wanted to make this pattern with Case and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.”
Features of the new Case® Bose Bullnose Trapper include flat taper ground drop point and spey blades with a satin finish. These blades work together with carefully milled interior liners to ensure extra-smooth blade function. The stainless steel springs are hidden from view at the blades’ fully closed, half-stop and fully open positions. Other notable attributes include nickel silver pins and rivets, satin finished stainless steel bolsters and a Case arrowhead shield that’s pinned by hand into the handle. A lanyard tube at the end of the handle offers carrying options. Each Case® Bose collaboration comes packaged with a suede leather pouch for safekeeping.
The Case Bose 2019 Collaboration family carries five different handle styles (anticipated shipping dates are shown in parentheses); Standard Jig Chestnut Bone (June), Standard Jig Brown Bone (July), Case 6.5 BoneStag® (May), Smooth Ebony Wood (April), and Smooth Genuine Abalone (March).
A special edition will be released in July, featuring a Standard jig dark molasses bone handle with raindrop patterned carbon Damascus blades.
The new knives will be available for purchase from Case Authorized Dealers nationwide and on caseknives.com later this year.