Case Knives has released quite a few gems in the last few years, and one of our recent favorites is the uncluttered 2009 SlimLock, an elegant twist on an old workhorse.
These knives feature a single 3-1/2″ drop point blade with a thumbstud opener. You might remember Case’s stunning Damascus-bladed model from a few years ago; Damascus has never really been my style, so I’m glad they’ve expanded the line.
My favorite handle material has to be the Orange Curly Zebra Wood — it goes well with the polished nickel bolsters. The beautiful sweep of the bolster’s design also makes this knife look a hell of a lot more refined than something you might see at the local flea market.
On the downside, they’re just a touch expensive — street pricing is around $180 to $250 depending on handle material.