W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is proud to announce the Case BESH Wedge, a modern fixed blade that was designed by Brent Beshara and inspired by Case’s V-42 of World War II fame. The Case BESH Wedge is suitable for members of law enforcement and security communities, those in active military service, as well as knife and militaria collectors.
The revolutionary Case BESH Wedge blends modern technology with optimal performance and utility. Its unique blade design is composed of two diagonally-opposed bevels that converge to form a third cutting edge. This unique geometry provides a stronger point profile that overcomes tip weakness found in more conventional blade designs.
The Case BESH Wedge showcases a 6.5″ (16.5 cm), dual-edged fixed blade that’s made from Case Tru-Sharp surgical steel. The blade is BESH Wedge-ground and treated with a matte blast finish. The unique ‘thumb print’ impression at the blade’s ricasso is reminiscent of Case’s World War II-era V-42, which Beshara used as the inspiration for his modern design. The knife’s full tang construction and protective finger guard provide stability and control, while its distributed weight provides a comfortable, yet responsive feel.
The ergonomic handle with Earth Brown G10 textured scales, along with aggressive notching around the handle’s edge, allow for a comfortable grip. Removable screws allow the user to replace the outfitted handle grips with a personalized paracord wrap. The knife’s design also integrates a flattened end pommel with a lanyard hole for convenient storage. Overall, the Case BESH Wedge measures 12″ (30.5 cm) in length and weighs 6.5 oz. (184.3 g).
The Case BESH Wedge comes packaged with a tough, precision-molded sheath made by Blade-Tech and an integrated Tek-Lok attachment which allows for belt carrying at widths of up to one-quarter inch. The sheath and belt attachment add a combined 4.1 oz. (116.2 g) to the complete knife package.
John Sullivan, Director of Case Marketing, lauds the Case BESH Wedge project saying, “When Brent approached us about his ideas for designing a newer, modern day tactical knife using his unique BESH blade design, we recognized the potential. When we added in his knifemaking experience and his career in the Canadian Special Forces, we knew our combined talents would blend well together. Brent’s designed a knife that pays homage to the historic V-42 while incorporating new technology that’s ready to serve consumers now and for the foreseeable future.”
U.S. Army Colonel Robert T. Frederick commissioned the original V-42 in 1942. Built exclusively by Case, the knife was issued to the First Special Service Force, a.k.a. “The Devil’s Brigade,” which he founded and commanded. Case unveiled a “faithfully true” re-creation of the original V-42 at SHOT Show 2015, following years of extensive research and work alongside members of the Special Forces Association’s Montana Chapter. Built upon that rich history, the Case BESH Wedge ushers in a new era in fixed blade design.
About Brent Beshara
Brent Beshara combines his experience as a member of the Canadian Special Forces with his aptitude for engineering to create revolutionary knives through better blade geometry. His designs and other related industry contributions have established him as a leader among knife makers, educators and self-defense specialists. Beshara is a former apprentice of Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes.
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- Case BESH Wedge
- Blade Length: 6.5″ (16.5 cm)
- Overall Length: 12″ (30.5 cm)
- Double-Edge BESH Wedge-Ground Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel Blade
- Earth Brown G-10 Handles
- Sheath: Blade-Tech Molded Sheath with Tek-Lok
- Weight: 6.5 oz. (184.3 g)
- Weight with Sheath: 9.6 oz. (300.5 g)
- Made in USA