- Sep 6, 2016
Flawless compared to what?
You don't see mine because you're new here. Case knives of 15-20 years ago were great. Not so much anymore. I don't accept it when a company's product gets worse in the quality department over the years. Everything should be improving. I have owned plenty of them and I have also handled about 40 of them in the last 5 years at a local store. Every single one has blade play and uneven grinds and are generally sloppy compared to the Case knives of old. It's a shame.
A guy I work with just bought a patriotic kirinite Barlow from Case. Scales look good but it has blade play and the grinds are poor.
Case still rounds the tips on many of their knives due to lazy sharpening.
Well, I agree I hate to see them go downhill, and those defects you mentioned are unacceptable and preventable. However, sounds like you have a case of perpetual bad luck.