Case Yellow Synthetic Sod Buster 4-5/8" Closed (3138 CV) - 00038


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CA038: Sod Buster 038 (3138 CV)

Case Knives

What's the color of safety? Bright yellow says you know what you're doing and that you're careful, too. Yellow Handle knives will help you get the job done right--and they're hard to lose in the woods, thanks to their bright color. Most of these knives feature chrome vanadium blades--the traditional Case pocket knife steel. Selected patterns are available with Tru-Sharp™ surgical steel blades.


  • Sod Buster 038 (3138 CV)
  • Closed Length: 4-5/8" (11.75 cm)
  • Blade Shape: Chrome Vanadium Skinner Blade
  • Handle Material: Smooth Yellow Synthetic
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 021205000381

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
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Case Yellow Synthetic Sod Buster 4-5/8" Closed (3138 CV)rated 4.875 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Case Yellow Synthetic Sod Buster 4-5/8" Closed (3138 CV)
rated 5 stars out of 5
North California
Sep 04, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Everything a Case knife should be!
Everyday workhorse on a small farm and does everything a good knife is expected to do. The blade was sharp from the box, but I like a little different geometry on the edge and was very pleased with the ease of sharpening. Edge is very durable and strong, and is easily maintained. The yellow grip is not exactly the same as Case used in the 1960's and '70's, but is still attractive. Excellent knife and proven good design. Great for every day chores and for dressing and skinning game on hunts.
Case Yellow Synthetic Sod Buster 4-5/8" Closed (3138 CV)
rated 5 stars out of 5
Gila wilderness
Feb 23, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Carbon V reborn!
I make bows. I need a sodbuster design for the minutia required to preserve small pin branches. I also need a blade that acts as both detail tool and scraper. Let me tell you folks something from a professional woodworker: I used this knife to cut drywall in the bathroom, then immediately after to trim tar off the shingles at my son's roof's drip edge, then I went to perform all the scraping and detail work and on the back of an osage character bow. I did not sharpen this knife throughout all these processes, and I still managed to filet my index finger about 9/10 of the way through the bow. It wouldn't quite shave, but it would catch my arm hair, just sub-shaving. This steel is the same B-50100/carbon v that Camillus and Cold Steel used to use in their late 80's/early 90's knives, but it is tempered far harder. It performs a little less impressively than my ZT0770 in CPM-M4. For the price, you cannot lose on this deal. If you end up disliking the handle (for the record I love mine) pin the blade into a fixed handle of your own design. It will never leave your side once you use it hard. This knife doesn't leave my toolbox. It is invaluable, and has, for me, held a frightening edge under weeks of outright abuse. Get one before they get discontinued. You'll be one very sorry feller if you wait too long.
Case Yellow Synthetic Sod Buster 4-5/8" Closed (3138 CV)
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mike F
Bryan Tx
Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
3138 CV Sodbuster
Spend $70.00 more and you still won't get a good as knife as this one. Easy to sharpen and stays sharp. I use it everyday. Very good tool.
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