Damascus (DAM) Damascus steels date back to the Crusades, and are named for the famous Syrian city where some of the first man-made metals were traded publicly.
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.
Case celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Copper Lock in 2007.
Chrome vanadium (CV) Chrome vanadium is a special formula of alloyed cutlery steel known for its ease of re-sharpening. A thin film of oil should be kept on the blade to maintain the polished finish of the steel.) Case Tru-Sharp Surgical Stainless Steel (SS) Case Tru-Sharp Surgical Stainless Steel is a high-carbon steel.
It offers excellent blade strength and corrosion resistance.
Today's Case Collectors Club is made up of 18,000 members.
The list of Case knife patterns has remained fairly consistent throughout its history, although a number of new Case designs have been patented in recent 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.
The Case Slim Lock won an Editor's Choice Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine.
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 has also partnered with custom knifemaker Tony Bose to produce new designs.
Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of traditional pocket knives, fixed blades/sporting knives, limited edition commemoratives and collectibles.