Other Bose-like features include dramatic blade swedging and a traditional Badge shield pinned to the scale. The unique collaborative also features “sunken” joints, which allow the tangs of each blade to be hidden from view when closed.
“Having a single backspring for both blades keeps the knife very thin and easy to carry around in your pocket,” says Bose. He also pointed out the 154-CM steel used in the blades is made in the U.S.A., using a double vacuum smelting process that removes impurities to give a “cleaner” look to the metal.
The Case/Bose Norfolk will be available in limited quantities and a variety of handle materials; 300 in Standard Jigged Chestnut Bone, 300 in Standard Jigged Antique Bone, 200 in Ebony Wood, 100 in Abalone and 100 in genuine Mother-of-Pearl. Bone-handled versions of the Case/Bose Norfolk have just begun shipping; the others will follow this fall. All are packaged in a crescent-shaped suede leather pouch.
This is the eleventh 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.