Case XX Vault Preserves Knife Patterns for Collectors

The new “Case XX Vault” program calls for four popular Case patterns and all related tool works to be locked away inside the “Case XX Vault” for a period of at least three years before being reintroduced to the public.

Bradford, PA (June 29, 2007) – RussLock®, CopperLock®, Tiny Trapper®, XX-Changer®, Sod Buster® and Cheetah®. These are the names of some of the most popular knife patterns in existence. They're all produced by W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, one of America's most treasured names in collectables. Now the company is launching a new “Case XX Vault” program, aimed at preserving several unique patterns for future years of enjoyable Case knife collecting.

The new “Case XX Vault” program, which takes effect January 1, 2008, calls for four popular Case patterns and all related tool works to be locked away inside the “Case XX Vault” for a period of at least three years before being reintroduced to the public.

The Case Tuxedo (‘156), Doctor's Knife (‘85), Cheetah® ('11-1/2L), and ‘056 Lockback will be the first patterns to enter the Case XX Vault. Production of component parts for these patterns will cease at the close of business on December 31, 2007.

The Case Cheetah® ('11-1/2L) was selected as the “Collector's Choice” of the group. 250 of them will be made as a final production run, fitted with a unique shield indicating their vault entry date, and stored away for safekeeping. Another 250 piece order will be made upon reintroduction in 2011, fitted with a new shield indicating the vault exit date. The resulting two-piece sets will be offered to the public in commemoration of the pattern's return to market.

New series of patterns will be retired to the Case XX Vault periodically.

Case officials say the new program will create benefits for all types of Case enthusiasts. Casual Case hobbyists will have some extra time to find missing knives that may have eluded them in the past. Market-minded collectors may see their existing collections appreciate in value due to the tightened supply of selected patterns. Finally, Case's continuous engineering and production improvements should enhance overall consumer appeal for reintroduced patterns.

More about the Case XX Vault program can be found at

About W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company
For more than a century, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery has been hand-crafting premium knives exclusively in the United States. Case's distinction underscores its well-earned place as a genuine piece of Americana and the country's most popular collectable brand. The company manufactures pocketknives, sporting/hunting knives and collectables which are available at hardware stores, cutlery shops, sporting goods stores and selected retail chains across the country. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery is based in Bradford, PA and has been part of the Zippo Manufacturing Company since 1993. For more information, visit or contact Case at 1-800-523-6350.

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