Bradford, PA (July 12, 2022) – W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has announced a Case Collector Reunion event to take place Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, 2022 on the grounds of the Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store. The two-day celebration offers the thousands of enthusiasts who collect Case knives a chance to get together in Bradford, PA to swap knives and share stories with a brand celebrating 133 years of American craftsmanship. The event was originally scheduled to occur in 2021, but was postponed due to health and safety concerns. Many activities, special events and entertainment are scheduled throughout the two-day celebration. Area food truck vendors will be onsite serving up sweet snacks, quick meals and drinks. Several commemorative Case knives and Zippo lighters will be available for sale in limited quantities exclusively at this event. Additional information can be accessed from casecollectorsclub.com or by phoning the Zippo/Case Consumer Relations Hotline at 888-442-1932.
"Our Case Collectors Club members mean a great deal to the brand,” said Brent Tyler, AVP of marketing at Case. “This event honors their passion, and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting them again in Bradford to help celebrate recent anniversaries for both the Case Collectors Club and the Zippo/Case Museum.”
Friday is “members-only” day for Case Collectors Club members, which will debut the first of Case’s “Stay Sharp Tour” stops scheduled this year at Case Authorized dealers across America. The Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store will open at 9 a.m. with extended shopping hours until 8 p.m. Other Club-exclusive events on Friday will include a Club panel discussion, followed by a pig roast and chicken barbecue dinner. Local musician Dan Weyant will be the evening’s performer. A collectors’ auction will conclude Friday evening’s events,
offering up several one-of-a-kind Case creations which have been specially perpared by veteran Case artisan Mike Dubois. The auction proceeds will benefit the Philo & Sarah Blaisdell Foundation, a 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to help those less fortunate in the local Bradford community, and to assist non-profits. The Foundation also provides scholarships to students at the University of Pittsburgh of Bradford and Bradford Area High School.
Saturday’s events and activities are open to the public, which include axe throwing, cornhole games, pin trading, Case “passport” stamping with Case personalities and a balloon artist for kids. Case factory associates will be cleaning and sharpening attendees’ knives for free, and Case Consumer Relations associates will be on hand with fun games and giveaways, and to answer questions about Case products. Musical entertainment starts with singer/songwriter Ade Adu at 9 am followed by The Bob Hartle Band from 1-4 p.m. The big tent will be filled with Club members’ personal knife collections to be swapped, sold, or simply shared with others in attendance. Chainsaw carving artist Vince “The Tree Guy” Liuzzo (Jamestown, NY) will be crafting a number of unique creations, including a Case-commissioned wooden Hellbender salamander.
Case personalities, honorees and special guests will be in attendance, including several key company executives and personnel. Several Charter members of the Case Collectors Club, celebrating more than 40 years of membership in 2022, will also be on hand.
Complete details, including a schedule of events are available on casecollectorsclub.com/2022reunion.