Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Overall Quality, None
I'll preface this by saying I'm a big Case fan - grew up near the Bradford factory, have relatives working there, and have collected their knives for years. I have a hard time believing someone actually inspected this knife before boxing and shipping it. The blade is completely decentered and rubbing on the liner. At this price point, I'm willing to accept, and in fact expected, the minor flaws in liner-scale-pin fit and asymmetric scale grinding. But this lemon is unusable as shipped. I was left with the choice to either return/exchange it (and take another hit on shipping which would approach half the cost of the knife) or try to fix it myself and risk destroying it. Not to mention, a return means that it would probably be re-stocked and sent to another sucker. I chose the second option, and after a few knife-repair videos and 10 minutes of hammering, have improved the centering to where I can open/close it without scraping the liners. A quick web search reveals that QC issues are not uncommon with this knife - disappointing for an American-made product with the Case name. I'd recommend inspecting/buying locally if you have the option. Your results may vary.
Editor's Note: The return process for defective products is very easy at the Knifecenter. We email the label and never reship a product that is not in pristine condition. A replacement would be meticulously inspected to ensure we don't send another defective item out. We get very few Case knives returned, however, and disagree that the brand is anything but first rate. There are always mistakes made.