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New Knife: Case Star-Spangled Tribal Lock

Case Tribal Lock folding knife

America. Apple pie. More America. More apple pie. (Hey, it’s the holidays, and pie is mandatory, right?)

Wrap it all up with the new Case Star Spangled Tribal Lock in a patriotic-themed “natural bone” handle, and a Tru-Sharp surgical steel spear blade embellished with the iconic “USA.” The Star-Spangled Tribal Lock is the latest in the Case/Bose Tribal Lock family of knives designed by world-renowned knifemaker Tony Bose and is made in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $148.70, the one-blade folder weighs 3.3 ounces and is 4 1/8 inches closed—a good, solid weight and size for pocket carry. Oh, and in case any of you are wondering, Case’s Tru-Sharp surgical steel is the company’s version of 420HC stainless.

Here’s an interview with Bose:

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