Monday, June 22, 2009


Since W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery has been hit by the economic hard times just like any other US company and has had to lay off employees, I thought I'd do my part for their recovery and buy a Case pocket knife, thus:

It's a Sodbuster Jr., in chrome vanadium steel, Case's old-fashioned carbon steel that they seem to use in fewer and fewer knives each year. Bargain price of $18.95.

I already have other knives I carry daily, so it won't have see much use in my pocket; I may make it a dedicated steak/pizza/fruit knife, doing all those little food chores that occur in one's life.

Speaking of which, it's lunchtime, and Pizza Hut has a good deal on a pizza this week...

Be back later.


the pawnbroker said...

love that sodbuster; all the clerks in the old-line hardware store where i had my first real job at 16 were issued an original black-handled sodbuster for opening cartons, cutting rope, and general store use. the store had one of those old 6ft. tall glass-front wooden display cases with drawers in back for all the wax-paper wrapped knives...i'd love to have that old display, with the n.i.b. vintage knives still inside!

as for this: "Pizza Hut has a good deal on a pizza this week..." i think you mean "the hut".

is that not the dumbest bit of anti-marketing you've seen lately?


Bob said...

@the pawnbroker: *nods* they actually floated a trial balloon about changing the name to "Pasta Hut" for a while, I remember the emails about it last year. You'd think that when you've spent decades establishing a brand, cooler heads would prevail when some new whippersnapper in Marketing started whispering about fundamental changes like that.