The Case Black Canvas Laminate series has been around for a hot minute now. This year, they added four new patterns. The Kickstart Trapper Lock, Sowbelly Stockman, a standard Trapper, and Gunstock patterns are now included in the Black Canvas Laminate series.

We know you probably look at this series and think “black canvas micarta”. We’re here to tell you these knives are definitively not Micarta, no matter how much they look, feel, smell, taste, and wear like Micarta. It might have been around for over 100 years but Micarta is a trademarked name from Norplex-Micarta who tells us, “…the trade name ‘Micarta’ is synonymous with phenolic resin matrix reinforced paper and cotton fabric materials.”

Case tells us the handles on this series are a “blend of synthetic materials stands up to the punishment of everyday carry in an unforgiving environment. Scratch resistant and textured for an effective grip, Black Canvas Laminate handles retain their deep sheen and classic good looks through the years.” No matter than these knives don’t have Micarta handles but instead have a canvas material laminated with stuff that looks like micarta. These knives are simply beautiful. They’re clean with a classic look. We like the nickel silver bow tie shield.

Each knife in this series has mirror polished, Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades. They all feature mirror polished nickel silver bolsters with brass pins and liners. The Kickstart TrapperLock is a spring assisted thumb stud opening linerlock with a tip down pocket clip. The Tribal Lock has a back lock. All the other knives in this series are traditional slipjoints that open with a nail nick.

There are twelve patterns in the Case Black Canvas Laminate series. Click any thumbnail in the following gallery to launch a slideshow of full-sized images.

Case Black Canvas Laminate Details

  • Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel Blade(s), Mirror Polished
  • Black Canvas Laminate Handles
  • Nickel Silver Bow Tie Shield
  • Brass Pins and Liners
  • Nickel Silver Bolsters

The Case Black Canvas Laminate series are beautiful knives made in the USA. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the arti cle or simply click the button below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works –