alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Solid American Craftsmanship — Old Fashioned Service — Lifetime Quality
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« on: March 11, 2019, 05:44:05 PM »

A few years ago, I was at an outdoor swap meet.

A fellow was selling all sorts of stuff at one of the tables — gun stocks, decoys, reloaders, etc.

I saw a bucket of pocket knifes — and asked to look at them.

Spotted what I knew to be a 30 year old discontinued Case XX - 4 1/8” Torpedo Jack in Greenbone with a single blade — which makes it thinner in your pocket.  And the torpedo shape helps your grip when using it.

The walk was strong as brand new, good scales, clean SS, nickel bolsters, good brass liners.  It was a G6199 1/2.  These are one of my favorite knives.

Only flaw, the “Case” badge emblem was missing —

So I asked the guy how much for the knife with the missing badge.  He said $10.  I offered $5, and he accepted.

So I found it in my knife drawers last Fall.  Contacted Case, asked if I could buy an emblem.  They sent me two — for free.

Good American company.  Now owned by Zippo — but the history, employees, attention to a combination of automation and hand-crafted quality — along with not giving their products away cheaply because they are top quality — is a testament to the way business should be done.

If you like knives, as I do — sign up to get their online catalogs and history.

https://caseknives.com/pages/our-story

You will be impressed at this 130 year old American firm.

Every knife is finished by hand, inspected by a real person, packed individually, and boxed.

Best,

Fred


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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 06:10:11 PM »

Amen to that! Fewer and fewer company's are practicing PR.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 06:23:27 PM »

Nice Fred. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 06:26:19 PM »

Looks like a dandy.

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 12:45:12 AM »

Zippo is not a bad parent company either.  Still U.S. based and family owned. 

-steve
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