Evolution of a Shark: Case’s Shark Tooth Flipper
by Frank Karl
Nothing is ever finished. The hand blown art glass you admire is part of a process that started with glass dripping off a glass blower’s punty and evolved to the current piece being shaped. There is continuity between what was and what is. The knife community isn’t exempt from this either. Every knife owes something to an earlier design and provides a launching pad for the future.
Seeing Case’s new Shark Tooth Flipper for the first time made me pause and hold my breath. Open or closed, it has a streamlined aerodynamic look. Hold it next to their original Shark Tooth from 1975, or its cousins the Mako and Hammerhead, and you can see the good bones the Shark Tooth Flipper has inherited, and how they have changed.
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