Are you a fan of both traditional pocket knives and modern, high-tech materials? Case bets that at least some of you feel that way, as they’re cranking out a couple of their most popular patterns with carbon fiber cases. What you see pictured above is the standard lockback, but you can buy the same material set in medium stockman, folding hunter, trapper, and “Sod Buster Jr.” patterns.
There’s not a lot to say about these knives, as they are — save the carbon fiber components — pretty much standard Case fare featuring surgical steel blades. Case claims that they’re up to 40% lighter than bone or other-synthetic-handled knives. As you might imagine, they’re a bit spendy, starting at around $70 and ranging up over $100. They’ve been out for a little bit now, though, which means you can find some of them used as well, which might save you $20-$40 off full-tilt retail.
I’m not the knife collector that Sean is, but I carried a small stockman for years. I’d love to see the mini-stockman in this format, though I’m probably too much a cheap-ass to buy it new.