We’re on our way to Krudo Knives. Looking forward to seeing what the martial arts mavens have up their sleeves!

The second in the Case/Winkler series, the Case Recurve Utility No. 6 is a massively thick and overbuilt fixed blade – an unexpected offering from Case. But in a year where they release a titanium framelock flipper, anything is possible!

The Stockman continues to be one of the most popular slipjoint patterns, and this 2018 version perfects the form as envisioned by one of traditional knives’ master practitioners: Tony Bose.

The Quill is a Southern Grind branded knife, and like the CG01 is a modern framelock flipper. The knife is exceedingly slim, with a narrow wharncliffe blade running on a ball bearing pivot.

Our jaws dropped when we saw this matte black framelock flipper at the Case booth. Had the company given up on decades of making the most collected traditional knives in the industry? Turns out, the CG01 is actually made for Case by nearby cutlery company Southern Grind, and is a modern flipper knife with all the fixings: a 3.5-inch S35VN blade, ball bearing pivot, overtravel stop, and reversible tip-up pocket clip.

We’re on our way to visit the torch keeper of traditional knives: Case. It looks like there’s more than just slipjoints and lockbacks in this year’s collection and… is that a pocket clip?

We asked Matt at SOG for his favorite blade from SOG’s new for 2018 lineup, and he chose the snappy new SOG-Tac California Special.

matt's pick