CAS Knives #1
Technical mastery and aesthetic sophistication, with CAS Knives’ iconic double fuller bringing out the instrument’s quiet yet forceful message to full effect: this frame construction with a hollow ground explosion ladder Damascus blade is complemented by a gorgeous handle in desert ironwood. Note the hot blued monobloc handle construction with the striking gold inlays giving it a particular mystique.

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1084/15n20 steels


Explosion ladder pattern


Hollow with double fullers

Guard & Fittings

Hot blued integral guard, frame and buttcap


Stabilized desert ironwood

Build time

240 hours


Gold inlays


Serial number JG-C-CA-C-CK
Exterior Calf with caiman insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 11 hours


CAS Knives

From Argentina.

At first, CAS stood for Claudio Alejandro Sobral who in 2004 had turned his pastime into a vocation. When his brother Ariel joined a short while later, there was no need to change the letter head; the initials worked out. No need either when the youngest, Marcelo, came into the fold in 2013: Cuchilleria Artesanal Sobral – Sobral Custom Knives – said it all, as if it had always been meant to be. The seed had been planted with Claudio’s apprenticeship begun at 16 years of age in a gun factory in Buenos Aires, where he learnt forging, machining, milling, polishing, bluing and other skills required in the shop. But blades had always been his passion. Together with Ariel, that passion grew into a business; and with Marcelo on board, CAS could cover every aspect of knife-making, from blade to sheath. The three brothers uphold the finest forging traditions while embracing state-of-the-art technologies that enhance their craft; it is an incessant quest for perfection that drives them. It is also why knives bearing these initials have earned a planetary reputation for next-level artistry and workmanship.