W.R. Case Barnboard Jigged Copperlock
Item #: CS-SH10749
2023 Shot Show Exclusive
This is the second W. R. Case and Sons® knife released of the 2023 Shot Show exclusives. Every year Case offers special knives that are available to dealers only when ordered at the Shot Show in Las Vegas. This Copperlock is one of those knives. It was limited to the quantity ordered during the show. We received only 200. The CopperLock is a fairly new Case pattern. Introduced in 1997, it combines elements from two classic Case knives, the Trapper and the Copperhead, for an entirely new lockback knife.
Case specializes in traditional style folders and, with their ability to dye and jig their own bone, there is bone of many colors and jigging patterns available only from them. This folder has bone handle scales that have been jigged using their Barnboard pattern and dyed a navy blue. The blue handle scales, oval American flag shield, nickel silver bolsters and brass liners come together to create a very attractive knife.
The 3-1/4" clip point mirror polished blade is Case's Tru-Sharp surgical stainless at 55-57 Rc. Measures 4-1/4" closed. Weighs 2.6 oz. Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail is $113.00.
W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of traditional pocket knives, limited edition commemoratives and collectibles. It makes American made traditional pocket knives in a variety of patterns, blade styles, and handle materials. They are particularly well known for their specialized dying process - creating beautiful and colorful bone handles. Case prefers to use their proprietary Tru-Sharp stainless steel. Tru-Sharp sharpens and polishes easily and is enjoyed by collectors all over.
The roots of the company span all the way back to 1889. W.,R. Case & Sons notably made knives in World War 1, notably the M3 Fighting Knife for servicemen and the V-42 stiletto for the Devil’s Brigade. They also made knives for NASA astronauts for when they touched back down on earth and were waiting to be picked up. The Case Company is currently owned by the Zippo Manufacturing Company, based in the same city, which is well known for their Zippo lighters. You can see great synergy between the companies as they share equipment and expertise like inlaid dyed bone handles and laser engraving machinery.