If you’re lucky, you might come across what’s known as a Case “Transition” knife. You’re lucky, because there weren’t many made and there are even fewer left.  And, if you’re sitting on one in mint condition, then you could easily sell it for six grand. Yes, that’s right. That’s a six with three zeroes after it – for a pocketknife.

While we’re hording our Case transition knives here at knifenewsroom.com, a little birdie told us that Smoky Mountain Knife Works is partnering with Case to produce an exclusive tribute to these famed transition knives: the Transition Trapper.  Case and SMKW will produce a limited number of a gorgeous jigged chestnut bone handles, nickel silver bolsters, and the Case oval shield. And those stainless steel blades? Yes, the clip is marked with the “Case Tested XX” tang stamp and the spey is marked with the “Case XX” tang stamp – very much like the legendary transition knives were marked.


If you’re a Case Collector at all, you’re going to want this knife. If you want one of these, you can get it by clicking the button below!