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You can never go wrong with a purchase from Case. I think in terms of long term collecting always a good choice. However I do think Bear&Son do a nice job, I have a few of their knives and I would not hesitate to buy more.
I have a few Case and one Bear. Case seems to have an advantage in steel. Is it the type of steel or the heat treatment? I don't know, but Case does have that advantage. I do like my Bear and Son Muskrat. It does have fit and finish issues, but I have seen other Bear knives in stores that do not.
I love all my Case.....and that would be my first choice, BUT, if you see a Bear and Son and you like it.......buy it!