Large Sized Pocket Knife Makes Big Return

Large Texas Toothpick

Bradford,
PA
(February 5, 2007) – There’s an old saying that “everything’s big in
Texas.”  Such is the inspiration behind a new 5-1/2” pocket knife named
the Large Texas Toothpick, a vintage pattern that’s rarely been
produced by Case in the last 65 years.  The new Case Large Texas
Toothpick features a 4-1/4” long Clip blade and generous nickel-silver
bolsters at each end.  It will be available in 2007 with Caribbean Blue
Bone, 6.5 BoneStag, and Brown Barn Board Jigged Bone handles.

The
knife’s name, “Large Texas Toothpick,” is derived from its most obvious
features.  The knife’s end-to-end size makes it one of the longest
pocket knives made by Case.  Its shape is accented by a pronounced
curvature at one end, outlining the familiar horn shapes of the
Longhorn steer, a cattle species which was popularized in Texas.  The
term “toothpick” refers to the long, slender blade, which slopes at a
particularly sharp angle from its tip.  

Case’s
decision to revive the Large Texas Toothpick came in response to the
requests of its consumers.  Case has produced smaller versions of the
Toothpick for decades, such as the Tiny Texas Toothpick and folding
Fishing knife variations, which remain popular among all types of knife
enthusiasts.

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Wayne Enterprises and W.R. Case & Sons Announce New John Wayne Knives

Collection will include knives celebrating Duke’s 100th

Bradford, PA (February 5, 2007)
– Wayne Enterprises and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company are
pleased to announce a new license agreement for John Wayne knives.  The
new John Wayne knife collection by Case will include limited edition
and commemorative products honoring Duke, and will feature rugged,
timeless and classic designs.

“We are so pleased to be
partnering with Case on official John Wayne knives.  My dad loved the
outdoors – from cruising the Pacific Northwest on the “Wild Goose” to
raising Hereford cattle at his 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona – and he knew
the importance of a reliable tool.  With Case’s reputation for American
craftsmanship, commitment to quality, and its long history of creating
premium products, there will be something for both John Wayne fans and
Case collectors with these new John Wayne products,” said Ethan Wayne,
managing member of Wayne Enterprises.

“John Wayne’s
popularity around the world is rivaled by few others in American
history.  We are proud that Wayne Enterprises has chosen Case to
produce knives commemorating this American icon,” says Tom Arrowsmith,
President and Chief Executive Officer of W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery
Company. 

As part of the new collection, special knife
items commemorating John Wayne’s 100th Birthday (1907-2007) also will
be available in 2007. 

About Wayne Enterprises
Wayne Enterprises’ mission is to preserve and protect the name, image,
and likeness of John Wayne by associating the John Wayne brand with
quality and timeless products and experiences that embody the spirit of
John Wayne and give back to the community.  To further its mission,
Wayne Enterprises enters into selective licensing or partnership
agreements in Advertising and Merchandising; Cancer Research, Treatment
and Education; and Public Facilities, Institutions, and Agencies.  For
more information visit www.johnwayne.com.

John Wayne®,®
and DUKE® are registered trademarks of Wayne Enterprises. The name,
image, and likeness of John Wayne and all related indicia are
intellectual property of Wayne Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. www.wayneenterprises.com.

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New Case Inspired Brands to be released in 2007

Bradford, PA 
(February 1, 2007)- Over the years, Case has produced pocketknives to commemorate the
individual contributions of Case family members.  These relationships
are important to the knife industry’s history, because they gave rise
to some of the very first knife companies in the United States.   Case
will bring two early influences in American cutlery back to life with a
pair of pocketknife series for 2007.

William Russell Case Series
William Russell was a member of the famous Case Brothers knifemaking
team, and is considered one of the most pioneering knife makers of the
late 19th century.  He was named the first president of W.R. Case and
Sons Cutlery Company by his son, John Russell (“Russ”) Case, who
started the company.  Together, this father-and-son team managed the
company in all respects.  W. R. Case provided invaluable support to his
son, leveraging his knowledge as an industry veteran and stabilizing
the company’s early finances.

Now,
more than a century later, Case honors W.R. Case with eight patterns
for 2007, each adorned with a Coat of Arms Shield, a William Russell
Case blade tang stamp, and a silhouette image of W.R. wearing a hat
embellished onto the main blades.  The patterns include: Trapper,
Whittler, Medium Stockman, Cheetah, Peanut, Barlow, Tiny Trapper, and
Canoe.  Each features Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel blades and Russell
Jigged Chestnut Bone handles.

Crandall Cutlery Series
Crandall Cutlery is considered one of the most critical of all of Case
Cutlery’s industry acquisitions.  The Crandall name connects to the
Case family through John Russell Case’s sister, Mary Theresa Case, who
married Herbert Crandall around the turn of the century.  Herbert
Crandall founded Crandall Cutlery in 1903, and quickly gained a
reputation for producing high quality pocket knives.  Crandall was an
inventive entrepreneur, and even secured a patent for Radium Electric
steel finishing, one of the earliest American advances in stain
resistance technology.  Crandall eventually joined his brother-in-law
at the Case factory in 1911, cementing the “s” into the name, “W.R.
Case and Sons Cutlery Company”.  Crandall Cutlery remains a valuable
and sought-after vintage pocketknife brand.

In
2007, Case will produce a new series of classic Crandall Cutlery pocket
knives.  Case’s Crandall patterns will include: Tuxedo, Seahorse
Whittler, Half Whittler, Medium Congress, Medium Toothpick, Medium
Stockman, Trapper, Peanut, Small Gunstock, and Swell Center Folder.  A
vintage Crandall logo (characterized by a “Long Tail C”) is stamped
into the knives’ exclusive bowtie shields. All blades are made of
Tru-Sharp® Surgical Steel.  The traditional Green Bone handle color is
befitting of this historic brand.

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