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W.R. Case, Winkler Knives Design New Fixed-Blade

W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has teamed up with Winkler Knives to design the Case Winkler Skinner as the first in a series of knives to celebrate American heroes.

The Case Winkler Skinner is the result of a decades-long career in knife making by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and the extensive experiences of retired U.S. Army Special Operator and Navy SEAL Kevin Holland. Case unveiled the collection of three different versions of the new knife at BLADE Show 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

The skinner is a “high-performance field knife that is lightweight, well balanced and built for dependability,” according to a recent press release.

The 5.1-inch flat ground, distal tapered trailing point blade is made from tough 80CrV2 steel, known for its enduring lateral strength, superior edge retention and ease of sharpening, according to the release. The full tang is skeletonized and tapered to reduce weight and improve balance.

The knife is accompanied by a molded black leather sheath that’s specially reinforced to help keep its shape, ensuring a continually snug fit when not in use. A reversible belt attachment accommodates carrying the knife on either side of the body.

“All of these premium features make the Case Winkler Skinner the perfect ally to take on hiking, camping and hunting adventures, and a welcome addition to any military operator’s kit,” according to the release.

The Case Winkler will be available in August from Case authorized dealers and should retail from $295 to $310.


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