This week we hear from incoming Best Horse Practices Summit board member and trade show manager, Julie Kenney.
Julie lives and rides in Harpswell, Maine, where she maintains Blackberry Farm. She reviews the Equestrian Knife from Case, a storied knife-making company founded by four brothers in 1889 and now based in Pennsylvania.
With pure excitement, I opened my box containing a new Equestrian’s knife from Case. My first thought was that this knife is beautiful. It is well crafted with a nice weight that sits comfortably in my hand.
The knife is also unique. In addition to having a versatile clip blade for cutting baling twine or rope, it also has a hoof pick built into it.
Some positives after carrying and using the knife:
- Gorgeous craftsmanship
- Good weight so you don’t forget it’s in your pocket
- Comfortable grip when open or closed
- Hoof pick built in
- Easy open/close of clip blade and pick
There are just a few changes I would make, if I could:
- I would prefer a pocket clip to hold it in place
- I would also prefer the hoof pick flip-out to be shorter in length
Overall, this Case knife is well worth carrying for horse folks. It will be a standard take-along on my trail rides. Even though I’d prefer a shorter hoof pick length, it is extremely handy to have on you when you need it. I might opt for the Case Trapper Sheath. At less than ten bucks, this leather accessory for one’s belt would be an option for having the knife close at hand. Or, I can pack it in my saddle bag on those longer trail rides.