Case Sodbuster Jr
Year: Condition: Mint
Handle: Yellow Composite
Steel: Carbon Size: 3 5/8"
Case Knives ID: CAML032
Posted by James Clemons on 9th Dec 2015
Got mine here, and it's a solid, well-built knife. Blade is centered, pull is just strong enough, CV sharpens up nicely when re-profiled a bit, fit and finish is very good. One negative - blade would be better if flat ground, but easy enough to fix. A user, for sure.
Posted by Robert Page on 2nd Jun 2015
This is a nice knife to use without worrying about whether you're abusing the knife or not (please don't abuse your knives!). The Case Soddy Jr is one of the best buys in the pocketknife world.
My only complaint is that Case clearly doesn't worry about putting out a consistent product, as my knife (and many others I've found online) has an incredibly asymmetrical handle at the butt of the knife--lots of yeller on one side and very little on the other.
It's mostly cosmetic, and my knife actually works for me as I'm right handed and the asymmetry is comfortable for my grip, but it frustrates me that Case can't make a better effort to put out a consistent product.
Posted by Big Biscuit on 21st May 2015
The Case Sodbuster Jr has to be one of the best deals going. You'd be hard pressed to find another knife of this quality and price that will work as hard as the Sodbuster Jr. It is a true classic.
Posted by Half/Stop on 17th May 2015
A hard working knife with great CV steel. Easy to sharpen and holds a great edge. IMHO this is probably the best buy in a knife on today's market.
Posted by Abbydaddy on 13th May 2015
Let me start by saying that the only reason my review is not a 5 star review is because of the fit and finish on my Sodbuster (which was not purchased on this site). The centering is off, and there are some handle irregularities, but nothing that actually impacts the function of the knife, and the Sodbuster is a knife for using.
I have absolutely no reservations about recommending this knife, it is a great little pocket knife. I primarily carry it as a compliment to a large fixed blade when out in the field, because a lot of things are easier to do with a knife like a Sodbuster than with a big knife. And that is really the beauty of the Sodbuster for me. It is a knife for hard work, that you feel fine sliding in your pocket when you are going to be out in it, and it is also good for things like slicing up an apple.
It's a knife I think everyone should have.
Posted by Unknown on 13th May 2015
For one yuppie food stamp ($20) you get a timeless, tough working folder. The high hollow grind on Case's CV steel makes for an incredible slicer, and the delrin handle makes for a lightweight and almost indestructible knife. My example had some minor fit and finish issues ~ small gaps between the brass liner and backspring, slight irregularities in the handle shape, but for pure function, there is nothing that can beat a Sodbuster.
Posted by Jack Black on 13th May 2015
Versatile, hard-working, great value, and with utilitarian good looks, this is a classic work-knife.
Posted by Cory Hess on 19th Sep 2014
I don't carry my Sodbuster with me. It stays in the garage and handles all of my tough workshop and yard usage needs. It takes everything I have thrown at it and come back for more. The handle is smooth, but "gummy". I don't know how else to describe it. It just sticks to my hands, and I've never had a fear of it slipping like I do with some other smooth handled knives. I trust this knife to perform whatever task I need done, and for the price I'm not afraid to use it where my prettier knives would stay in the pocket. If you want a user, you're not going to get more bang for your buck than a Sodbuster Jr.
Posted by mnblade on 19th Sep 2014
If you're looking for a true "pocket" knife that can take everything you throw at it, but still not feel like an anvil in your jeans, the soddie Jr. is it. No lock, but keep it sharp (MAN, Case's thin CV blades take an edge) and use it like your dad taught you, and you'll be fine. I like that the backspring is stainless as this knife is about function, not nostalgia. For the money, this knife is ridiculous value.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Sep 2014
How can you go wrong with a sodbuster jr. Inexpensive, durable, hard to lose. Its a great knife to have and it fits well in the pocket.
The sodbuster is all go and doesnt waste time or money on "show" this guy will work and keep working. It has a comfortable handle and a large pivot pin for strength.
It really is an underrated value. Cant recommend it enough.
Posted by Stu R. on 18th Sep 2014
This pattern has staying power for a reason.
A $20 bill gets you a Case knife made in the USA that you are not afraid to put to work. The CV steel takes a real fine edge, and don't let the yellow plastic handles fool you, it's a tough knife.
I have owned several of these and you can't get more knife for the money anywhere.