This is a review of the beautiful Case Hobo Knife. I am really impressed with the quality of this knife! The design is brilliant and the finish/look of it is absolutely stunning. It is a classic looking knife that can be passed down from generation to generation, becoming a family heirloom that will be cherished long past your own life.
From Case Website:
The Hobo is a really old design. It actually began as an eating knife and a spike for lifting morsels, sheathed with a larger knife. The next step was to put a fork and a knife in a folder. Then they worked out methods of separating them. No one knows how long ago that was, only that it followed the invention of forks. I have seen really old ones with two tines. I have also seen them with spoons almost as big as ladles.
200 years ago these implements were common, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Many meals were taken on the road as there were few inns; and you probably did not want to use the implements furnished by those inns. The spoon on this one is probably not large enough for soup but it will put sugar in your coffee and then stir it.
The knife blade measures 3-1/4″, the fork 3-1/8″ and the spoon 3-3/8″, all made of Tru-Sharp® surgical stainless steel at 54-57 Rc. The good looking Amber Jigged Bone gives the handles a class look. Weighs 7.7 oz. Made in the U. S. A.
Blade: Drop Point
Blade Length: 3-1/4″
Blade Steel :Tru Sharp Stainless
Lock: Slip Joint
Bolsters: Nickel Silver
Liners: Nickel Silver
Handle: Amber Jigged Bone
Closed Length: 4-1/8″
Weight: 7.7 oz
My First Encounter with Case Knives