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A new flipper from Case

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by mbkr, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    This makes me incredibly sad.

    Too bad it's not April. It would be worth a chuckle.
  2. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Meh. I guess I'm a "dance with who brung 'ya" guy, and I have always appreciated Case for making "my grandpa carried a Case" knives....carry one myself very often, a Red Bone CV Peanut.

    Jumping into a flooded, potentially peaking flipper game with a nondescript one, whatever the price, quality, or origin seems kinda unsatisfying to me. Not sure if "unsatisfying" is the right word..."uninspired" maybe?
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  3. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I carried the traditional style that Case is known for once upon a time. Then I got used to the convenience of a flipper tab and never looked back. It's cool to see Case trying something new. The design looks nice based on this one picture. However, it looks like a far less expensive knife. Even with good blade steel, why in the heck does this cost over $200?!?
  4. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Perhaps both. ;) It looks like neither "fish nor fowl" so to speak; kind of a Kershaw/case???? :eek: Certainly worth trying for $75-$100 or so (may be worth more, but as an intro make it a deal) :thumbsup:
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  5. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    At $200 this is solidly inside ZT territory.

    As much as I love my Case Peanut (one of my favorite knives), and have loved other Case slipjoints I've owned in the past, I wouldn't pay ZT money for this knife.
    marcinek likes this.
  6. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    The design is a riff off a classic Case lockback, the Mako. At least it's not another grey Ti turd, with the same blade shape and a high hollow grind like a bunch of others.

    I'll withhold judgement until I can actually hold one and see the action. I buy Case's Bose collaborations, and they are well worth it and cost $300+. They used to make a modern liner lock knife in BG42, SlimLock, so its not their first modern rodeo. That as a nice well made knife, just a little small for my taste.

    Case's price and quality range from $30-450, so it's not really fair to generalize their product line. I've had success with many of their knives at a variety of prices. Never returned a new one, and the one I did return for repair, was fixed for free.
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  7. CPM3V

    CPM3V Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2019
    Doesn't look too bad to me. The price does seem a bit steep though, To each his own.
  8. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    The design needs some work.

    It has a "flea market" vibe to it.
    ScooterG, pinnah and katanas like this.
  9. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    Some sites say Case/Southern Grind with this shark tooth knife,not sure where this thing is made.....
  10. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    My thoughts upon receiving it.
    Detent needs to be better about a 4/10
    fit and finish is great 8.5/10
    grind and bevels nice and even 8.5/10
    stonewash on blade really nice 9/10
    ergos ok 7.5/10
    traction on blade top aggressive 8.5/10
    inlay in scales done really well 8.5/10
    All in all a nice knife pretty large blade to handle ratio, im thinking maybe 150 bucks would be better price point but im glad I got it in fact I ordered another one to give to my brother if that says anything for it.
  11. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That's disappointing about the detent. Thanks for the pics and impressions though.
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  12. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Yeah its almost there on the detent it drops shut so I might tweak the lockbar a smidge to see if that helps. Not a deal breaker it flips just not snappy like I like em
  13. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    I dont know the more I play with it the better the action is ,its a different kind of flip you pull back and swing it out not snap it out hard to explain lol. Its kinda lazy but light switching only, doesnt work to push button it. One thing for sure its a slicy stabby darn blade wicked sharp too.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  14. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    I stand corrected, it is made by Southern Grind

  15. Mammy


    Nov 10, 2013
  16. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    I like it. I like the other SG collaborations as well. The only downside on all of them is the price. I think they could definitely stand to be a bit cheaper.

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