Case Beautifies Knives with Devin Thomas’ Designer Steel

Bradford, PA (January 31, 2006) – Case has scheduled two production series for 2006 that will include Damascus steel blades. Case has also named Devin Thomas, “Master of Exotic Damascus Patterns,” its preferred provider for their Damascus steel needs.

Ten patterns will be available in fall with raindrop patterned Damascus blades, Peach Seed Jigged Burnt Amber Bone handles, and Bowtie shields; a Canoe, Small Texas Toothpick, Peanut, Baby Doc, Small Saddlehorn, Tiny Trapper, Trapper, Muskrat, Congress, and Medium Stockman.

The Case SlimLock is a distinctive looking pocket folder made with premium components, and a series of new SlimLocks will be produced with ladder patterned Damascus blades this summer. These Damascus SlimLocks will be offered with Mother of Pearl, Abalone, exotic Wenge Wood, Classic Green Bone, 6.5 BoneStag, and Rogers Jigged Mediterranean Blue Bone handles. Extra SlimLock features include a thumb stud for easy one-handed opening and a locking liner for extra safety.

John Sullivan, Case’s Marketing Manager, credits Case consumers for the new Damascus programs. “Our consumers continually challenge us to make higher quality knives with more custom design features like Damascus steel blades.”

The Damascus steel used by Case this year will be provided by Devin Thomas, a Nevada steel designer chosen by Case because of his reputation for delivering a consistent product.

Damascus steels date back to the Crusades, and are named for the famous Syrian city where some of the first man made metals were traded publicly. It is comprised of thin layers of metal that are heated together to form a laminated solid. Designs take shape as layers are folded in then welded together by forging.

About Devin Thomas Damascus
Devin Thomas was born to work steel into something spectacular. He made his first knife at the age of twelve, a simple fixed blade design with a walnut handle. He turned to making fantasy knives, swords, and daggers while learning welding techniques from his father. At the age of just seventeen, Devin took home a Most Impressive Knife award from a major trade event. Today it’s Devin’s ability to work unique metal alloys into matchless steel designs that earn him special industry recognition. His signature “Spirograph” patterned metal accentuates an extensive list of product offerings that serve a wide range of clients.

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W.R. Case and Sons Joins Forces with Boy Scouts of America

Bradford, PA (January 12, 2006) – W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company
has announced a new licensing agreement with one of our nation’s most
important youth organizations, Boy Scouts of America (BSA®). As part of
a larger advocacy program for youth education, BSA awards youths who
demonstrate knowledge of the proper care and responsible use of pocket
knives; concepts which W.R. Case & Sons have routinely promoted
throughout its history.

Initially, seven patterns will
be produced, each with Jigged Olive Green Bone handles. The words, “Boy
Scouts of America” are tech printed with the familiar BSA logo in red
and blue on the main blades. The BSA logo has also been stamped onto
each knife’s fitted shield. Packaging includes a two-piece box printed
with a “fleur-de-lis” on the top. Information about the new Boy Scout
patterns is given below:

Item # Pattern Blade Configuration

  • #08025 Pen (62087) Pen, Clip
  • #08026 Canoe (62131) Spear, Pen
  • #08027 Whittler (6383WH) Clip, Short Clip, Pen
  • #08028 Mini CopperLock (61749L) Clip
  • #08029 Hobo (6354HB) Clip, Fork, and Spoon
  • #08030 Medium Stockman (6318) Clip, Sheepfoot, Spey
  • #08036 Saddlehorn (TB62110-1) Clip, Skinner

A Boy Scout™ Mini-Blackhorn (059L)
is also available, and features an “as ground” spear blade shape and a
Boy Scout™ inlay set into the Olive Green colored plastic handle.

About Boy Scouts of America (BSA®)
Boy Scouts of America® was incorporated in 1910 by William D. Boyce (a
Chicago publisher) and chartered by Congress in 1916 to provide
programs for community organizations that offer effective character,
citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth (commonly referred
to as the “Aims of Scouting”). Today the Boy Scouts of America® serves
almost 4.6 million youth with its character building programs, and has
served more than 110 million since 1910. Thousands of community-based
organizations receive charters to use the Scouting program to reinforce
their own youth advancement work. BSA publishes the Boy Scout Handbook
(of which more than 37 million copies have been printed), a national
magazine, Boys’ Life (with circulation of more than 1.3 million
copies), Scouting Magazine (with circulation of 1 million copies), and
a variety of other literature used by youth members, adult leaders, and
parents across the country. For more information, visit Boy Scouts of
America’s National Council’s website,

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