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Case Tony Bose Collabs pic and discussion thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Signalprick, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Congrats on the LB Whittler. Very nice. Fit & finish on mine is outstanding. I love the authority it has when locking in open position.
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  2. Murdamook


    Nov 3, 2010
    I wish I could find an affordable coffin jack. The design is amazing. I get it’s just a coke bottle with some flat parts, but it looks so much better than a standard coke bottle.
  3. dispatch184

    dispatch184 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    For sure, the locking bar is like a bank vault!
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  4. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Any thoughts on the premium stockman? It doesn't seem like a popular model.

    considering a premium stockman or cattle knife. Leaning towards the cattle knife as it has a more pocketable size but would appreciate thoughts on the PS. I do like that KA-BAR style clip.
  5. Heirphoto


    Jun 13, 2007
    I had the Premium Stockman. Loved it but very large. Kind of wish I went with the Cattle Knife instead. Curious to see other people's opinions.
  6. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I know I sound like a broken record on this but the Cattle Knife is IMO the best collab yet. I know many will say the Norfolk and that's one I haven't had my hands on yet.
  7. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Well it would be fantastic to have all of them so you could pass definitive judgement;) But the Norfolk is a fine pattern:)


    But I reckon the Pruner's better:D More unusual with sexy curves:thumbsup:

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  8. P D

    P D

    Dec 29, 2019
    I have the Case-Bose Premium Stockman in my personal collection. I love the stainless liners, the taper ground - clip, sheepfoot and spey blades of 154-CM steel and the gorgeous stag handle. Like some of the other Tony Bose collabs, it's feels hefty, weighing 4.3 oz and measuring 4.25" when closed. It has the signature walk and talk - crisp half stop, great snap and just the right amount of pull. While I didn't get a chance to own or use the Case-Bose Cattle Knife (don't like Sow-Belly pattern in general), I can attest that Premium Stockman is a "beauty" and is worthy of any serious Case-Bose collection. The other collab. knife which comes close or a perhaps little better than Premium Stockman is the Arkansas Hunter. Pls. check it out, if you get the opportunity.
  9. Heirphoto


    Jun 13, 2007
    My Stockman was a beauty and I went back and forth between it and the Cattle Knife. I wanted a knife with several blades as they always seem more useful but in reality wind up only using the main most of the time. Had the Lanny's Clip, the Tribal and a Wilfred Lockback as well as a few others over the years. Sold them off as I bought other things but still regret not keeping just one collaboration knife. Really have the urge to get another now and will need to start following the secondary market again and see what strikes my fancy this time.
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  10. sXePhenomenal


    Mar 8, 2018
    I’ve had both like them both even tho the cattle knife got sent back to the seller bc of several quality issues. Can’t go wrong with either.
    I don’t like the main clip of the cattle knife I think it’s ugly but everything else is nice. I like how all the blade pulls face the show side that’s cool.
    The premium is the better looking imo and the main blade is gorgeous. It is a little larger than I like for a Stockman but it’s so good I still love it.
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  11. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Trust me, it's not for lack of trying! :D I've been on the hunt for an ebony Norfolk for years! I always just miss out when one pops up. :(

    Here's what I have had go through my hands with a quick comment on each.

    Ebony WT - Great size for EDC. Ultimately I love the looks of the pattern but didn't care for the feel in hand with the clip blade deployed. The wharncliff really digs into my grip.

    Dogleg Jack - Also great EDC size although pretty beefy and feels like a brick weight wise. Love the spear main on this one! Literally the only reason I didn't keep was because I just don't like a downward arch on my knife blades. If the tip were more centerline with the handle it would have been a keeper for me.

    Chestnut Coffin Jack - Sweet little knife. The smallest of any I've owned. It didn't blow me away as far as usefulness which is probably why I sold it but it was so good in F&F you could have swore it was full custom.

    Chestnut and antique bone Lannys - Awesome knife but for some dumb reason I sold off both. Probably should have kept one but I must have been chasing something else at the time. Oh well! :)

    Ebony Eureka Jack - currently in my collection. Sold my first one. Missed it so I bought one in bone and then had Javi Garcia recover it in micarta. Wasn't completely happy with that so sold it and now I'm back with an ebony version. Really a great EDC. I like the little wider main as compared to the Coffin Jack. I also love the contoured frame on this one. 3rd times a charm here. This one will be a keeper!

    Ebony Cattle Knife - Best production slip joint ever IMO. For me nothing I have ever owned, custom or production comes close to the value, quality and bang for buck that you get with this one.
  12. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2014
    I have both and hands down the winner for me is the premium.

    I wanted to love the cattle knife for its size but although the positioning of all the nail nicks on one side is 'neat' in actual use it makes opening the main blade difficult.

    The premium stockman is on the other hand an incredible knife and hard for me to describe without gushing. I do carry and use it on a regular basis. And that Kabar inspired clip blade will change how you feel about all other types of stockman main blades.

    Out of the roughly 100 stockmans in my accumulation if I could only keep one it would be my Case/Bose Premium Ebony Stockman. I would trade my cattle knife in a heartbeat for another premium, not fishing just stating fact.
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  13. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    If one in ebony ever pops up for a decent price I'd def. like to get one in hand to check out. Would you mind doing some comparison pics of OAL with main blade open, Thickness and closed length?
  14. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Some follow up ...

    Ok I ordered the cattle knife in chestnut. One of my fav dealers had it in stock.

    You guys know how it goes...I'll prob get both. The premium stockman is more readily available, so that's why I went with the cattle first. Not many cattle around, especially in chestnut which I like for this pattern. I'll most likely get an ebony PS once I sell off some other stuff. Thank you all for your comments. They are very helpful.
  15. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    The only one I’ve owned is the lockback whittler with the clip main in stag and to quote Jason:
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  16. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I still gotta handle one of them too one.of these days!
  17. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Made like a fine watch
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  18. ArchiveMoto

    ArchiveMoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Was lucky to finally land one of these, such a wonderful knife its a shame they are so few and far between.

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  19. Heirphoto


    Jun 13, 2007
    A beauty. I regret selling mine and have been looking for another.

  20. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999

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