Tony Bose Receives Red Watson Memorial Friendship Award

Renowned custom maker and Case collaborator is named the winner of the Red Watson Memorial Friendship Award by peers. The annual award is considered one of the highest honors bestowed by the Knife Makers Guild.
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Bradford, PA (August 1, 2007)– Tony Bose, a renowned custom knife maker who has worked with W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company in producing several popular Case patterns and limited edition designs, was awarded the Red Watson Memorial Friendship Award at the Knife Makers Guild Show last Friday. The award was presented by Gil Hibben, President of the Knife Makers Guild. The show took place at the Lake Buena Vista Palace Resort in Florida.

Mr. Bose called receiving the award “a true honor.”

Mr. Hibben explained the award is considered one of the most prestigious among Guild members, in part because the winner is chosen by its voting members. It's given annually to the candidate who best exemplifies Red Watson's “integrity,” “spirit,” and willingness to “share knowledge of knife making with peers and be an example to others.”

“Tony is a generous and talented artist,” said Mr. Hibben. “It was my honor to present (the award) to him.”

The Red Watson Memorial Friendship Award was established more than 30 years ago by the Knife Makers Guild's Board of Directors. Mr. Watson is credited with helping many pursue careers in custom knife making by openly sharing his own techniques and trade secrets. He died in 1973.

Mr. Bose adds this industry tribute to the list of awards he's earned for his custom designs, including Best Folding Knife honors at the 1994 East Coast Custom Knife Show and the 1995 and 1998 Blade Shows.

Since 1999, Mr. Bose and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company have teamed up to co-produce nine unique factory patterns with custom knife features. The first, a Slimline Trapper, was introduced in 1999. Their latest collaboration, the new swell centered Swing-Guard Lock, was just released to the public. Other Case/Bose creations have been appeared in Case's standard product catalogs, including the Sowbelly (2001) and the Saddlehorn (2004).

About Tony Bose
Tony Bose fashioned his first knife in 1972 from a power hack saw blade he'd received from a friend. He'd work to perfect his skills for years before pursuing a full-time custom knife making career in 1990. Tony's quickly impacted the industry, winning awards for his own five-bladed Stockman designs. Today, Tony's work continues as a member of the coveted Knife Maker's Guild, blending vintage patterns with modern steel blades, stainless steel bolsters and springs to an unmistakable fit and finish. His works attract enthusiasts from around the world who often wait years for their knives to be completed to his satisfaction. His knife making talent accentuates his true passion for his craft and his reputation as a trusted businessperson, spirited philanthropist, devoted husband and father. Tony carries on the knife making tradition from his workshop in Shelburn, Indiana.

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 large 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 www.wrcase.com or contact Case at 1-800-523-6350.

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