CASE knives

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
midget
Member
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA

CASE knives

Postby midget » Sat Apr 06, 2002 1:00 am

Does anyone know anything about Case knives? Today I drove an hour to a Case factory outlet to look at some of the collections. Granted, I know nothing about case knives, and I just saw the billboard on the highway. But when I got there, I saw a whole lot of nice looking knives for relatively high prices.



I guess, for show, they are nice. But are Case knives useful at all?



Just wondering what all the hype is about. I'm assuming it's a collector's type knife.







Thanks.



Randy

User avatar
J Smith
Member
Posts: 7104
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Harriman TN USA

Postby J Smith » Sat Apr 06, 2002 5:31 pm

Very good (old school knives).if you want just a regular EDC to drop in your pocket most Case styles are hard to beat.Thier Russ lock is thier anser to Spyderco.They could not have done any better and still kept with the old style look.

}{ Jeff }{

bogeyman
Member
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: El Paso, Tx USA

Postby bogeyman » Sat Apr 06, 2002 6:27 pm

Aside from my Syderco's I always carry a Case as a "pocket" knife. As Jeff said, they are "old school", but they are also workers and they have many nice models to choose from. They're not Spydies but you can't go wrong if you buy one.

tique
Member
Posts: 282
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Foley, AL USA

Postby tique » Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:38 pm

I've got a Case HOBO that accompanies me on all my camping outings as part of my mess kit...

There are a lot of people that come to the shop that carry and use them.

sam the man..
Member
Posts: 2936
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Postby sam the man.. » Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:57 pm

Hmmmm.. I have a pocket worn Russ Lock and a Texas Toothpick.. They are nice!

Sam

have surgical scars will travel..

User avatar
SpyderNut
Member
Posts: 7746
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Hoosier Country, USA
Contact:

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Apr 07, 2002 11:12 am

Sweet!<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Spyderholic II, its good to see another Hoosier around!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I was just down in Fort Wayne last night. My brother and I went to Glennbrook mall to do a little "mall browsing". We also looked at a few Spydies at the knife shop in there. Great place!

Anyway, great to have you aboard!<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Spydernut

Sword and Shield
Member
Posts: 2050
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: USA

Postby Sword and Shield » Sun Apr 07, 2002 1:28 pm

Cases are very good knives, and are strong enough to handle any reasonable task thrown at them. While I carry <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> a lot, Case is always in my pocket at school, as a sheeple friendly knife.

The price is a touch high, on average, but it's worth it. You could always visit eknifeworks.com, as they have most Cases cheaper than the factory outlets.

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

midget
Member
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA

Postby midget » Sun Apr 07, 2002 9:26 pm

I see. Thanks guys.

I guess I can see where you are coming from about them. I can't see me owning one, as I would probably bash it up pretty good (the pretty bone parts and stuff) so I'll just stick with my dragonfly.

Plus, man, they are expensive. But worth it, I don't doubt.


Randy

Alan2112
Member
Posts: 1332
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Columbia, TN USA
Contact:

Postby Alan2112 » Wed Apr 10, 2002 10:10 pm

I especilly like Case knives with the CV blades, they really perform! RKBA!

BladeMaster
Member
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: New York USA

Postby BladeMaster » Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:32 pm

Case makes great knives for EDC-to-Light cutting. If you need somethin' tough that will perform under pressure...you can't go wrong with a <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

clipiteer
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: South Carolina

Postby clipiteer » Fri Apr 12, 2002 7:55 pm

I'm a huge Case fan. I'm going to get a Russlock as soon as possible, because the lever actually rivals the Spydie hole on small knives, and of course, it's made by Case. Man, that knife would be awesome with a clip! Anyway, you won't be dissapointed with a Case knife, and they really aren't that expensive if you compare them to Benchmades and other "dressy" knives. They are also world renowed for their collector's appeal, their CV steel, their quality, and their dot dating system. If you're looking for a good "pocket dropper",IMO Case slipjoints can't be beat, although you might want a locking or fixed blade model for more serious cutting tasks. BTW, you will have a hard time breaking the handles unless you try.

Spin
Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Hong Kong China

Postby Spin » Tue Apr 16, 2002 12:29 am

yes i agree with you people that case is good. the only one case i have is the russlock with a vintage bone handle. very pretty. only draw back is that the liner lock is unnaturally large which hurts my index finger during use.
anyone knows why, while most makers opt for small liner locks, the russlock is the opposite?i couldn't think of any reason except it looks good when opened. maybe its because of the blade style?

spin


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], DLTJordan, GarageBoy, Google [Bot], MSN [Bot], Ratamaque, Sharp Guy, Skinner, Sumdumguy, Superflex and 30 guests