Case and Tony Bose Deliver Winner at Blade Show

“It’s a really old pattern that’s very rare to find anywhere today,” says Bose. He went on to explain that the Arkansas Hunter collaborative was based on a unique Saddlehorn design used almost exclusively by the Empire Knife Company, a Connecticut-based manufacturer which began in the mid-19th century.

Bose acknowledged his Case cohorts, saying they “did an excellent job of recreating the pattern. The profile’s just exactly what my own knife would look like, and it fits just as good, too.”

Bone-handled versions of the Case/Bose Arkansas Hunter will begin shipping in October. All are packaged in a half-moon shaped suede leather pouch.

This is the tenth such Case/Tony Bose collaborative in the series.

About Tony Bose
Tony Bose fashioned his first knife in 1972 from a power hack saw blade he’d received from a friend. He’d work to perfect his skills for years before pursuing a full-time custom knife making career in 1990. Tony’s impact was quickly felt across the industry, winning Best Folding Knife Awards from the 1994 East Coast Custom Knife Show and the 1995 Blade Show with his own five-bladed Stockman designs. Today, Tony’s work continues as a member of the coveted Knife Maker’s Guild, blending vintage patterns with modern steel blades, stainless steel bolsters and springs to an unmistakable fit and finish. His work attracts enthusiasts from around the world who often wait years for their knives to be completed to his satisfaction. His knife making talent accentuates his true passion for his craft and his reputation as a trusted businessperson, spirited philanthropist, devoted husband and father. Tony’s son, Reese, is also an accomplished custom maker. The two carry on their knife making tradition from their workshop in Shelburn, Indiana.

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