June 1, 2018, Bradford, PA – W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. is proud to announce the Case XX® CG01, which debuted at BLADE Show 2018 in Atlanta on June 1st. This knife is the first in the Case family manufactured by Southern Grind, multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zac Brown’s Georgia-based metal shop.
These knives feature a manually-operated “flipper” style blade extension that allows the user to more easily open the knife. The collection of Case XX® CG01 Flipper knives come in both tanto and drop point blade styles made of S35VN steel, a high performance alloy known for its quality, wear resistance and toughness. The knives feature a stone washed blade accompanied by a red or a black anodized handle, a lanyard hole and compact pocket clip.
The knife’s name, “CG01” is an acronym which symbolizes the collaborative spirit of this project. “C” for Case, “G” for Southern Grind, and “01” signifies the first such project between these two influential American manufacturers.
Zac Brown stated, “Our philosophy as a company is to build…tools that add value every day. Our approach to making knives is complimentary to theirs (Case). I love knowing that I’m supporting an American company and we’re excited to align with them.”
Case and Southern Grind officially kicked off an alliance with the introduction Zac Brown Band “My Old Man” Case Trapper Gift Set in 2017. A longtime knife enthusiast, Zac Brown established Southern Grind in 2010 to create dependable and functional knives that are made in America. Consistent with Zac’s passion of giving back to the community, Southern Grind also supports the continued development of Camp Southern Ground, an inclusive camp for children with neuro-developmental disorders and those with family members serving in the military.
The line of CG01 knives will be available for purchase from Case authorized dealers, excluding Canada, and on this site in June 2018. MSRP: $199.99