Roland, once again you unfarily trash the Case/Bose line.
"The Case/Bose knives are certainly very good but as a.s. says above, too many are sent out with unacceptable "issues".
I've been lucky. The 3 i have (Yukon, Norfolk, Tribal Spear) are all 'right-on'."
How can you say that "too many are sent out with unacceptable issues" WHEN EACH ONE YOU'VE RECEIVED HAS BEEN "RIGHT-ON". Are there really that many knife stores or Case/Bose collectors in Johnsons Landing Canada ("an unincorporated community, former post office and former steamboat landing on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia"), for you to judge the quality of the whole line, including each one of the handle materials?
Just because some OCD knifenut on this forum posts greatly magnified "problems" (magnified in their mind and in their pictures) with his Case Bose that he couldn't afford in the first place, does not mean "too many are sent out with unacceptable issues." If there were too many unacceptable knives "for the price point", people would stop buying them and the Case/Bose line would have ended years ago.