W.R. Case Crafts Knife Memorial

September 11, 2001, is now a date firmly etched in the consciousness of all Americans. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. unveiled the September 11 Memorial V-42, a limited-production World War II–era military knife featuring donated steel recovered from the World Trade Center, at a special event held last November at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The three commemorative V-42s—which will never be made available for sale to the public—were crafted to uniquely honor and recognize three specific groups of Americans whose stories are forever embedded in the history of that tragic day: the citizens who were the innocent victims of the attacks, the first responders who heroically rushed into action, and the men and women of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-North (aka Task Force Dagger), who served as our nation’s military response.

Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr., a senior officer in the United States Army and former associate director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Military Affairs, coordinated the delivery of the recovered steel to the Case factory in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and commissioned the development of the knives.

“W.R. Case has been a longtime supporter of the U.S. Armed Forces,” says Mulholland. “As we set out to create this tribute to the men and women who have fought bravely to defend our freedom since that fateful day, we knew that Case was the right partner to help forge a symbol of American strength and resilience.”