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Case Sodbuster

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by KnifeTurtle, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. KnifeTurtle


    Jul 2, 2009
    Are the case sodbuster/jr. good knives (for the price)? ANy information about the steel used? Also wht is the blace length on both of them, all I could find is the closed length. I need a cheap non-locking folder for carrying in Boston where the laws are pretty strict, and people are terrified of anything locking :jerkit: thanks!

    EDIT: I also saw the Queen Country Cousin in D2 at around the same price, would that one be better?
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  2. sidecutter


    Nov 28, 2008
    just get 1 or 2 or 3...... great knives.:D
  3. Matthew M

    Matthew M

    Jul 9, 2009
    lol yeah for 20 bucks its great and yes the d2 would be better steel by far!!! but the sodbuster is pretty good too! not real sure what steel it is but I have one and it takes a decent edge from me and I suck at sharpening!!
  4. bennyG19


    Sep 22, 2007
    here'sa good thread about them from the traditional forum:

    i bought a Queen after reading this. I love it. I have a Queen, Case, and a Brown Mule. The Case is the sharpest and best looking. The Queen is put together best and feels sturdiest. The Brown Mule feels like it was made by primitive methods but it is still ok.
  5. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Get one! The Case Sodbuster is my only slippie. :thumbup:
  6. YayILikePie


    Apr 19, 2007
    They're absolutely wonderful, especially the ones with CV blades. For the price, I'd pick up a couple just to have around.
  7. sir woodley

    sir woodley

    Feb 13, 2006
    I love my Case CV Yellow Handle Sodbuster Jr.! Price, steel, construction, ... Just can't be beat! :thumbup: :thumbup:
  8. KnifeTurtle


    Jul 2, 2009
    Picked up a case jr. sodbuster on ebay for 13 dollars :O hope it's as good as y'all say it is :)
  9. plowboy


    Apr 7, 2006
    Another vote for the CV steel version. The sodbuster is a great knife and CV steel - while it's not a new super steel - is just grand. I'd just as soon have the CV as D2. And I'm a recovering steel snob.

  10. plowboy


    Apr 7, 2006
    Just saw you bought a sodbuster - good job. I hope you got the CV version because it is much better than the stainless version. But if you did get the Stainless you can still pick up a CV one day.


  11. KnifeTurtle


    Jul 2, 2009

    I'm pretty sure i got a ss version, how do you tell the difference?
  12. YayILikePie


    Apr 19, 2007
    The stamp on the tang of the blade should have a serial number/code on it. If it ends with SS, it's stainless. CV stands for chromium vanadium. If you want, you can also just use it to cut some potatoes or anything acidic and see if it develops a patina.
  13. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I have a Case. I didn't care for the blade shape (not enough of a point.

    So I bought a Queen country cousin and am happy with it.

  14. caine


    Nov 9, 2003
    There awesome. I have both Stainless and CV. Stainless one was convex by Bark River knife and tools
  15. KnifeTurtle


    Jul 2, 2009
    How good quality did you find the stainless? What is the hardness relative to some other steels? I spent so little on it it doesn't matter that much but I'd like it to be fair quality.
  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I find Case Tru-Sharp to hold an edge less well than Buck 420HC.
    I find Case CV to hold an edge about the same as Buck 420HC.

    I find the Queen D2 to be quite a bit better in edge retention.
  17. rayban


    Apr 14, 2007
    I say for the price of these things, I don't really care what steel it is....here's one I recently re-handles in FOD's micarta.....
  18. mmarkh

    mmarkh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    I have a Yellow handled Soddie in CV. I love that steel. It has a great patina and is scary sharp.
  19. babakanoosh45


    Oct 6, 2006
    Sod busters are great pocket knives. You can find a few different styles but Case small with CV steel is one of my favorites. I have seen some stunning customs come out of the "Makers Forum". Which ever you have should fair well for you.:D

  20. mynameisgeorgel


    Apr 5, 2009
    I love my case sodbuster junior in CV. My favorite slipjoint by far

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