Case Brothers' Collectible Knives - the Pride of Pennsylvania
- Jul 1, 2015 |
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of premium, handcrafted knives that are passed down for generations. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Case’s offerings cover a wide range of product categories, from traditional folding pocket knives and fixed blade sporting knives to limited production commemoratives and collectibles.
The company’s rich history began in 1889 when four brothers - William Russell, Jean, John, and Andrew Case (a.k.a. “The Case Brothers”) began fashioning knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. W.R.’s son, John Russell, a former salesman for the Case Brothers brand, launched W.R. Case & Sons around the turn of the 20th century. Russ’s father acted as his son’s consultant, helping to stabilize the company’s early finances while building a reputation as a dependable supplier of high-quality cutlery.
A unique tang stamp dating system used since the company’s very early days. The tang stamp is found on the blade near or on the unsharpened length of the blade and is the mark of authenticity of one of the world’s favorite collectible brands. The Case Collectors Club, with 19,000 active members, is the largest known knife collecting association in the world. Join the club by getting one of your very own HERE.