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Case Celebrates 125th With New Knives & More

W.R. Case & Sons is celebrating its 125th anniversary with updated manufacturing facilities, a new repro of the legendary Case V-42, a Tony Bose classic pocketknife, a special anniversary celebration in August and much more.

Long recognized as one of if not the most collectible factory knife brands in the world, Case refuses to rest on its laurels and is using its landmark birthday to ramp up its knife operation on a variety of fronts.

Zippo, Case’s parent company, is investing nearly $10 million for renovations on the Case manufacturing plant in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The revamp will include a complete remodeling of the factory, including new equipment and floor configurations designed to promote better efficiency, productivity and quality. The renovations are due to be completed by the end of next year.

As a result, Case will have an increased ability to revive such classic patterns as the World War II Case V-42 stiletto issued to the First Special Service Force—a.k.a., the Devil’s Brigade—and also a new cattleman’s knife collaboration with Bose.

And, on Aug. 16, there will be a special celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee. For more information, visit wrcase.com.

A byproduct of Case’s updating its manufacturing facilities is the ability to get more Case knives before more customers than ever before. In addition to the over 2,000 Case authorized dealers nationwide, such chains as Cabela’s, Bass Pro, Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tractor Supply stores, Sportsman’s Warehouse, REI, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Costco carry Case knives. Case exclusive e-tailers and Amazon.com also sell Case knives.

Case’s wide array of collectible pocketknives has been supported by the Case Collector’s Club since 1981. The club features exclusive knife promotions and collectibles for members, and publishes and distributes a quarterly magazine, The Case Collector. For more on it, visit http://www.wrcase.com/collectors_club/.

Celebrate Case's 125th birthday this year.

Case is celebrating its 125th anniversary with new knives and more.

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