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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