For over 130 years, our knives have proudly earned their places in the pockets of the farmers, fishermen, hunters, ropers, and bankers who carry them. Every detail of a Case® knife has been carefully crafted to serve years of daily use and to be passed down to future generations.
It can take dozens of separate parts and over 160 steps—many of which are meticulous hand operations—to build a Case knife. From rich, natural handle materials to premium-quality steel blades, our knives are made of the finest components in the world.
How to Identify a Case Knife
Over the course of our long history, we crafted knives from well over one hundred knife patterns. To help collectors identify the specific patterns and determine the approximate age of their knives, we developed a unique blade tang stamping system.
Case fans have a million different jobs to do. So, we offer dozens of knife patterns that are designed to work hard. Some of our most popular patterns include the Trapper, Stockman, Sod Buster®, RussLock®, Hobo®, XX-Changer®, Mako® and Shark Tooth®, CopperLock®, along with our Everyday Carry knives like our Marilla™ and Kinzua™ patterns.
Some of nature’s most beautiful materials like cattle bone, stag antler, buffalo horn, and mother-of-pearl gathered from all over the earth are used in Case knives, as well as durable, beautiful acrylics like Kirinite®, tough composites like carbon fiber and laminates like canvas, Micarta® and G-10, along with many different species of wood. Case’s modern Everyday Carry knives carry hardened aluminum handles. Additional handle components in brass, nickel, and silver components highlight each form, bringing together knives that are stylish yet rugged enough to withstand the tests of time and use.
You can’t hone a good blade from bad steel. That’s why Case uses only premium-quality stainless and non-stainless steels, specially ordered and tested to fit our demanding specifications. These include our own special Chrome Vanadium and Case Tru-Sharp™ Stainless Steel, along with Carbon Steel, S35VN, ATS-34, 154-CM, 80CrV2 and Damascus in various patterns.
Of course, you want to keep your Case knife looking sharp and working great. Check out these short videos showing how to maintain, sharpen, and safely handle your knife.
The Case brand is one of the most collectible knife brands in the world. Placing your name or a company logo on one will transform a special gift into a cherished keepsake for every occasion. Whether it's an employee appreciation, retirement, wedding, or anniversary gift, a Case knife is always the sure choice.