Case Sodbuster Knife 4.625" Navy Blue Synthetic (4138 SS) 13007

MSRP: $45.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.08"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Brass
  • Weight:3.40 oz.
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Nail Nick
  • Lock Type:Slip Joint
  • Brand:Case
  • Model:Sodbuster
  • Model Number:13007
  • Pattern:4138 SS
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The 13007 Sodbuster pocket knife from Case Knives features a smooth, navy blue synthetic handle and a stainless steel drop point blade.(4138 SS)

Case Knives American Workman family features 8 popular patters, all made with Tru-Sharp stainless steel blades and many featuring the Case silver oval shield on the handle.

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Low fit and finish, high performance and value.
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Andrew R.
05-01-2017
I bought this knife about a year ago. BHQ was great as always.

For this review I think it's easiest to get the Cons over with first: my example is a bit of a cosmetic mess. Absolutely nothing is symmetrical except the actual grind bevels (which is, thankfully, the only thing that really matters), the grind itself starts off closer to the right end of the tang than the left, the handles are radiused at different angles and the base of the handle was ground diagonally. Accordingly, there are some small visible gaps between the liners and backspring and the blade centering is radically off to the right, but just shy of rubbing. Finally, the blade has a couple very small nicks at the spine and there are a pair of what looks like scorch marks(?!) within the nail nick.

Bad stuff out the way, now for the good news: almost none of that matters. While the asymmetry of the handle looks janky under close examination, it still looks pretty good at a glance and is very comfortable in use. The backspring is flush with the handle in both the open and closed positions. The pull on the blade is fairly light (about a 5 out of 10 smooth pull weight with no half-stop) with a very secure bank-vaultish sound and feel at full deployment and closure. Because there is so much of the big blade exposed when closed, the nail nick is entirely superfluous and it's extremely easy to open the knife by just grasping the blade. Saving the best for last, the geometry of this blade is awesome. .08" stock thickness with a whole 3/4" of full flat grind blade is a formula for a wonderfully thin dimension behind the edge and Case's "TruSharp" Stainless (which Case representatives have admitted is basically 420HC) is very much up to the task of supporting it.
Like most Case knives (I own nearly a dozen now), the factory edge left quite a bit to be desired, but 30 minutes on a Spyderco Sharpmaker will easily deliver hair-popping sharpness, and an hour with my Edge Pro moved that up to hair-whittling.

At the time I bought this, it only cost me $22 and despite the cosmetic issues, I feel I got an outstanding value for my money in the form of an extremely sharp, solid, durable working knife. Highly recommended.