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New Case Caliber Folders?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Lycosa, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Hi Gang. I see Case has a new line of lightweight Caliber folders in Tan Zytel. Who's going to try one? I might try the Mako.
    Could someone please post a pic?
    UPDATE! Guys, you MUST check out this new Case Caliber knife line. You will NOT be disappointed! My Mako is in my pocket.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  2. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    Aug 18, 2008
    I might try the Mako my self. I can't get no more knives until after New Years; got to get started on Christmas gifts!
  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Here ya go!

  4. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks Blk Mamba.
    Yea... I might try that one.
  5. zippofan


    Nov 12, 2011
    Got a Peanut here:


    Plus I bought my son a BSA Caliber Hobo when he completed his Order of the Arrow Ordeal. It's a nice knife though I don't have any pics (yet). If they had made a stockman with the caliber handles I would have grabbed one.
  6. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Ya like it? I like the handle shape.
    Thanks for the pic.
  7. comoha

    comoha Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I can't come up with any love for it. Looks cheapish and mass produced.
  8. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    That's my take too Corey but they would probably make a good fishing tackle box knife or a good tractor or truck knife.
  9. Vandal783


    Jul 22, 2012
    Have to agree. I like my knives to stir up a conversation when I pull it out....this looks like it could easily be confused with the cheapo knives all my friends carry around. Thats just of course based on looks...it may very well be a solid knife.
  10. Paradiggum


    Jul 4, 2001
    I don't currently have any pics but I have a Peanut and a Mini Trapper. I've been carrying an amber bone trapper and black peanut and wanted a similar combo for hiking. I like them fine. They aren't pretty but they're just as functional as their fancier counterparts.
    Being someone that's coming from the world of Spyderco and FRN, I'm not really bothered at all by the handles.
  11. A.P.F.

    A.P.F. Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    Ditto. They are not what I expect from Case.
  12. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Let's not knock em too hard fellas because a newcomer to knives let alone Traditional knives may only be able to afford one of these to start off with or may just flat out like em. Sounds like Lycosa and Peter Parker are interested and looks like zippofan and his son already have one.

    zippofan - Congrats to your boy on his Order of the Arrow accomplishment.
  13. comoha

    comoha Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Very true Ed! Good call. Always seeing the upside of things, you are! :)
  14. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Are these made in Bradford?

    -- Mark
  15. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks Ed.!
    These are knives and Case knives at that. :D
  16. Paradiggum


    Jul 4, 2001
    Here is my Caliber Trapper and Peanut with my regular EDC combo.
    From the top.
    Spring side. As you can see there aren't any liners like on the regular Case knives.
  17. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Dang! I like 'em! Great pix and thanks.
  18. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Case traditional knives with zytel handles. I'm actually a bit surprised at myself that I am not immediately turned off to them, maybe even a bit intrigued. I can see the advantages of light weight, lower cost, and most likey more rugged. I do like shadow patterns, and we certainly love the humble sodbuster in yellow delrin. I wonder what a shadow peanut would be like in yellow delrin? Certainly the peanut is still very recognizable in tan zytel.

    A peanut by any other name?

    I have to think about this for a bit.

  19. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    I don't hate them....that's about all I can muster right now.
  20. richstag


    Feb 22, 2007
    IDK Unc. It seems to me like Case is just trying to break into another market. Looks fine and all, but I don't think they are for me.

    I think plastic is great on Spyderco, but not so much on Case. Why? Well, Spycerco knives feel great and look right with plastic IMO. The designs are all leaning more towards PLASTIC if that makes sense??? But Case?? Well, when I think Case I don't think plastic like that. Delrin sure, but not like this line of knives.

    Maybe if I owned and used one it would change my mind, but I doubt it. If I want a plastic handle knife I will just stick with spyderco and go H1 steel also. I don't mean to stray away from traditionals, but heck, the spydercos I like are back locks too.

    I guess what I am saying is it may be marketing to try to convert some guys that think bone and nickel silver ETC is old man, but this plastic mold seems a lot like a spyderco so why not give it a try.

    I see a place, I just don't see a place in my collection.

    Nice chatting Unc! :D

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