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Case Announces Highly Anticipated KICKSTART® Assisted Opening Knives

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Kickstart Knife Opening

June 1, 2018, Bradford, PA – W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company, one of America’s foremost manufacturers of premium knives, today announced its first family of assisted opening knives featuring the brand’s patented Kickstart® technology. The highly anticipated Kickstart® knives will be unveiled to the public at BLADE Show 2018, taking place in Atlanta from June 1-3.

The Kickstart® feature assists in opening the knife by use of the thumb stud on the blade so it can be opened quickly and locked into place efficiently. The knives also feature a polished Clip blade with thumb stud, nickel silver bolsters, and a belt clip for ease of carrying.

Initially, Case Kickstart® knives will be available in seven styles:

  • Kickstart® Patriotic Kirinite™ Mid-Folding Hunter (#11216)
    • Featuring a stainless steel blade and Case oval shield
  • Kickstart® Amber Bone Mid-Folding Hunter (#03015)
    • Featuring a peach seed jigged handle, stainless steel blade, and Case 2000 script oval shield
  • Kickstart® Black Canvas Laminate Mid-Folding Hunter (#23138)
    • Featuring a stainless steel blade and Case bowtie shield
  • Kickstart® Yellow Synthetic Mid-Folding Hunter (#80265)
    • Featuring a stainless steel blade and Case oval shield
  • Kickstart® Dark Red Bone Mid-Folding Hunter (#07003)
    • Featuring a standard jigged handle, Chrome Vanadium (CV) steel blade, and Case oval script shield
  • Kickstart® Rough Black Mid-Folding Hunter (#60442)
    • Featuring a stainless steel blade and Case oval shield
  • Kickstart® Case 6.5 BoneStag® Mid-Folding Hunter (#65314)
    • Featuring a stainless steel blade and Case 2000 script oval shield


“At Case, we pride ourselves on developing knives that meet the ever-changing needs of our consumers while ensuring that we stay true to our brand heritage,” said Brent Tyler, Senior Brand Manager, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company. “With the long-awaited release of the Kickstart® family of knives, we are excited to bring a unique and new assisted opener to our product catalog and look forward to continuing to expand our use of this technology in the future.”

Case Kickstart® knives will be available for purchase from Case authorized dealers (excluding Canada), and on this site starting June, 2018. Certain handle styles will follow shortly thereafter.  MSRP range: $110.99 – $129.99.

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