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W.R. Case & Sons Kelly Green Curly Oak Folding Hunter

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Item #: CS-64072


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The Folding Hunter, as made by Case, is an American Classic. This model is more of an early 20th century classic than a 19th century classic. This handle and blade shape was originally a slip joint but evolved into a lock back as lock backs became popular in the latter half of the 20th century. A folding hunter similar to this is made by most brands that make traditional folders.

As part of their Summer 2023 offerings, Case offered several models with smooth Kelly Green Curly Oak handle scales. The beauty of the grain and color of the wood is enhanced nicely with a brass Case Bomb shield inlay and brass liners, and nickel silver bolsters. The 4" clip point and 4" straight back blades are Case's own Tru-Sharp stainless at 54-57 Rc. with a mirror polish.

Measures 5-1⁄4" closed. Weighs 6.6 oz. Suggested retail is $159.00. Made in the U.S.A.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip - Straight
  • Blade Length
    4" - 4"
  • Finish
    Mirror Polish
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
    Slip Joint
  • Bolsters
    Nickel Silver
  • Liners
  • Handle
    Curly Oak
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    6.6 oz.
  • Origin

Case Knives

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.  

$ 109.95