Case Knives Tony Bose 2007 Ebony Wood Handle ATS34 w/Swing Guard - CA7157

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Year 2007

Case/Tony Bose Swing Guard Lockback with Ebony Handle

Tony Bose is one of the premier custom knife makers.  Case and Tony Bose have partnered once again to produce a near custom-quality level knife design for a mass market; one with an ATS-34 scotch-brite finished blade, a pinned-on shield, and superior overall fit and finish. This year's collaboration is the classic Swing Guard with a Coke bottle shaped handle. The blade is flat gound ATS34 superior stainless steel. It measures 5-1/4" closed. The stainless steel pocket end bolster and badge-shaped shield give this interesting form a distinctive look. Only 200 pieces produced!

Made in the USA.

Knife enthusiasts can now purchase a custom quality knife inspired by a world-renowned custom craftsman and made by one of America’s most trusted manufacturers. The unique “Swing-Guard Lock” is the result of a long-running collaboration between W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company and maker Tony Bose.

John Sullivan, Case’s Director of Marketing, says the new Swing-Guard Lock combines a “unique look with a feature-rich design and a quality in craftsmanship which rivals many knives made for the custom market.”

The new Case/Bose Swing-Guard Lock will be available in limited quantities; 200 in Ebony Wood. Standard features include distinctive stainless steel bolsters and a vintage shield design that’s pinned to the knife’s interior scale. The knife’s mid-tumbler locking mechanism holds the opened 4-3/8” clip blade in place. Each measures 5-1/4” overall when closed.

The Swing-Guard Lock’s blade is wire cut from ATS-34 stainless steel, Bose’s metal of choice for his own custom knives. The blade features dramatic double cut swedging, traditional and French style nail marks, a flat taper grind and a satin-fiber finish. A milled stainless liner promotes improved blade fall.

The Swing-Guard Lock was inspired by Bose’s previous encounter with an early Case Swell Center Jack pattern. Knives like these gave rise to Case’s ’65 pattern, the Folding Hunter; a staple in the Case catalog for decades.

Bose says early locking versions of patterns like these do exist, but those fitted with swing-guards are "extremely rare.” He points out the precision engineering and mechanics required to produce such a knife, stating, “It’s no wonder there weren’t many of them made.”

All are packaged in a half-moon shaped suede leather pouch.

This is the ninth such Case/Tony Bose collaborative offered to the public.

UPC Code: 003252

Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.


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