Case knife dating system
The pattern number (1953) represents the year Russ Case died.
Case has regularly manufactured knives under licenses with American icons like Elvis Presley Enterprises, Coca-Cola Company, Boy Scouts of America, Ducks Unlimited, John Deere, Sturm, Ruger & Co., National Wild Turkey Federation, John Wayne, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Johnny Cash and Brooks & Dunn.
Case knives are made with blades stamped from domestic steel and hardened using proprietary heat treatment methods.
Knife handles are made of a variety of natural materials like Brazilian cattle bone, India stag, buffalo horn, ancient mammoth ivory, mother of pearl, exotic hardwoods and precious stones.
Today's Case Collectors Club is made up of 18,000 members.It consists of thin layers of metal that are heated together to form a laminated solid. Case & Sons has been the recipient of awards in the cutlery industry over the years.Designs take shape as layers are folded in then welded together by forging. It is an aeronautics bearing-grade composition with added carbon and vanadium. It combines three principal elements: carbon, chromium, and molybdenum. Re-sharpening can require extra effort, but is needed less often. In 2004 Case was awarded the Industry Achievement Award at the Blade Show held in Atlanta, GA; the Case Family Brands Encyclopedia Set was awarded the Blade Magazine Investor Collector Knife of the Year at the same show.Each knife carries a “JRC” (John Russell Case) tang stamp and a liner that locks. A second family was released in 2006 that featured ladder patterned Damascus blades.The Cheetah The Cheetah is a single-bladed knife that has a swing guard.