CAS Knives #2
Here, too, we find the spirited inspiration of the Sobral brothers in the design of an explosion ladder Damascus, and the inspired use of ancient techniques and modern machines in its creation. The result is a vision of the perfect knife that stands on the shoulders of an icon, taking the mastery of craft and aesthetics to new heights. Far from just being a tell-tale sign of illustrious provenance, the double fuller affects the weight and balance in such subtle ways that the knife feels as one with the wielder; a sensation naturally achieved with the perfect ergonomics of the carbon fiber handle. Milled integral guard, frame and pommel, all of which enhanced with a sober yet sensuous gold inlay, are hot blued for an effect that is all the more dazzling for its restraint.

Serial Number





1084/15n20 steels


Explosion ladder pattern


Hollow with double fullers

Guard & Fittings

Hot blued integral guard, frame and buttcap


Carbon fiber

Build time

240 hours


Gold inlays


Serial number JG-C-A-C-CK
Exterior Calf with alligator insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Bronze, 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.