2021 Vault Pattern: Copperhead
W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, America’s foremost manufacturer of premium knives, announces the return of its popular Copperhead folding knife (’49 pattern) to the Case® product line for 2021.
Initially available in more than a dozen unique handle styles with varying blade configurations in early 2021, there is sure to be a Case Copperhead to match individual preferences in a high-quality all-purpose knife. The pattern also makes a great gift and a welcome addition to knife collections before the pattern winds its way back into retirement at the close of 2021.
The Case Copperhead was originally introduced before the brand’s “Tested” era of the 1920s. The pattern’s serpentine shape, ample size and unique pocket end bolster have made it a favorite of Case knife enthusiasts for more than 100 years. Over the past several years, the Case Copperhead has been relegated to the Case XX Vault. But the Case Copperhead has returned to the Case product line for 2021.
The Copperhead’s 3-7/8-inch closed length and 3.8 oz weight make it an optimal utility knife for general use around the home and outdoors. Its smooth, rounded and prominently raised pocket end bolster serve to block the edges of the knife’s main blade tang from snagging when retrieving the knife from your pocket. This special feature is captured in the catchphrase that accompanies our reintroduction: “The Case Copperhead gets sharp but won’t bite.”
The revitalized Case Copperhead remains carefully crafted to the company’s own time-tested quality standards to ensure a proper build with dependable performance, and each Case product is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Each Copperhead main blade is emblazoned with the official 2021 tang stamp, which is modeled after the “dot-dating” system that Case introduced in 1970.
From bolster to blade, and everything in between, up to 160 steps are performed in the creation of each Case knife. The Case brand’s reputation is solidly staked on Case products that have come from our Bradford, PA, factory for more than 115 years.
The Copperhead knives will be available for purchase at Case Authorized Dealers and CaseKnives.com.