The Case Hobo knife is one of W.R. Case & Son’s Cutlery Co.’s original designs. Case produced two variations of the Hobo (’51 and ’52) from the early 1900s-1940. These were made with two to four utensil implements using a can opener, soup spoon, three-pronged fork, and knife blade. Case re-introduced the Hobo (54) in 1983.What makes this knife so popular is its multipurpose functionality.  Its interlocking knife, fork and spoon come apart in a flash so that each utensil can be used come grub time. The fork also includes a handy bottle opener. The simplicity of its design along with its portability make this a must-have tool for any backwoods adventures.  The Hobo comes in Case’s traditional Amber Bone handle style or a Zytel-handled version that sports a camo pattern and a simple tan color. All Case Hobo knives come with Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades. W.R. Case knives are made in the USA.

For more information on this and other Case products visit their website, or call them at  800-523-6350

Case Hobo Knife Specifications:

Clip Blade, Fork and Spoon
4 1/8 in , 10.48cm closed
7.7 oz.

This article originally published in AMERICAN FRONTIERSMAN®  2014-#158 issue. Print and Digital Editions to AMERICAN FRONTIERSMAN® magazine are available here

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