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Some Trappers
« on: February 08, 2014, 07:30:39 PM »
What is a trapper?
According to Wikipedia :"The trapper is larger knife with a clip and a spey blade. The blades are usually  ??? hinged at the same end."

Yes, in theory.. Trappers, the way I see them, are two bladed, hinged at the same end, metal bolsters at both ends, with a curvy and thicker bolster on one end and  a squareish one at the pivot end. They will look like a combination of a canoe and a straight jack and are really jack knives, related to Barlows and peanuts (mini trappers).
They should have a drop point blade and a spey blade (for castrating and buttering toast, hopefully not without some cleaning in between), though some are made with a smaller spear blade (and why would a trapper need to castrate an animal  ??? ).
They are common, tough, working knives, that were supposedly used by farmers to castrate animals.

I thought, for some reason, that a trapper would be a good knife for me and have bought a few but only really use one.

Well, here are some of mine:

In order of size:


All have two springs, liners and similar "look"

and they are, from the top:

Buck Creek, sort of German made, decent, good Stag, some blade rubbing, shiny blades, OK if you can get a bargain.

German Bull, made by the same company, good finish, nice bone, shiny blades, OK if you can get a bargain.

Case G10, nicely polished springs, good finish BUT some the blade centering is not good. Also, the grinds were a bit weird. Looks sexy as ...... and I like it

Rough rider, all metal, heavy, nice scrolls, very unusual and expensive/antique looking, smooth enough not the best blade centering (if they can get one blade OK, they should be able to get both!)

Rough rider Stoneworx model, a premium range with polished blades and springs. The blades are fine and it looks nice or cheap, depending on what you like, There is a grinding noise/feel in one blade but I have not cleaned it. Buy if you need something distinct or if you are a rapper... It looks too fragile to me for some reason..

Boker plus. I had two, the spring broke on one for no apparent reason, I emailed Boker and never got a reply so I never bought any of their products again. They need me more than I need them. Looks fine but I do not trust the product anymore.

Queen 51, mini trapper, the only one with a non SS blade (D2). Polished springs, half stops, small spear blade, Derlin, made by the old Queen, the best walk and talk of all here; a bargain if you can find it and one of my regular users. Buy one, NOW.

Steel warrior, one of the better, older, Frost products, half stops, tested for hardness, very good walk and talk, not exactly a trapper; described a s a saddlehorn. Cheap in the good way, as are all Steel warrior products. People seem to want to buy the other, more well known, Frost brands but Steel Warrior is the one they should be buying.

New Schrade, vague half stops, cheap in the bad way but the new ones are supposed to be better. Its not that bad, but there are are better options for similar money.

Camillus USA (not the Les ones), half stops, good for its age, decent bone, no gaps but slight blade play.



From the top:


In order of price (from what I remember)


Blades:





Fancy:



Plain:



Similar knives with different names/look:

A Jack with a small trapper



A GEC trapper with a common trapper..



And some similar links:

Stockmans

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=49987.0

Stag

http://forum.multitool.or...35943.msg578950#msg578950

Sodbusters

http://forum.multitool.or...79710;topicseen#msg679710

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 07:39:09 PM »
All I can say is :drool:

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 07:49:47 PM »
All I can say is :drool:

I assume you are referring only to the Case knife

 :D   :D   :D

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 10:01:20 PM »
All I can say is :drool:

I assume you are referring only to the Case knife

 :D   :D   :D

The Case,the Stoneworx,and that Steel Warrior :ahhh

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 12:50:44 AM »
Very nice dks.  :tu:  Right now I only have two trappers.  They're both Case pattern #07 mini Trappers, a red bone 6207SS, and a 3207CV.  The CV yellow Derlin trapper is one of my favorite carry slipjoints.  It's only recently been challenged by my CV penknife.....




Incidentally, the spey blade on this pattern is for skinning, not castrating.  :)  The rounded tip prevents pelts from being pierced and torn.


And if we're doing jacks and Barlows in this thread, I've got a lot more pics to take.......

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 08:51:30 AM »

1. Incidentally, the spey blade on this pattern is for skinning, not castrating.  :)  The rounded tip prevents pelts from being pierced and torn.

2. And if we're doing jacks and Barlows in this thread, I've got a lot more pics to take.......

1. It makes more sense  :D

2. and peanuts...  :D  Maybe they deserve their own thread  ;)  I need to buy more Barlows; they are a very useful pattern.

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 08:17:48 PM »
I think the Barlows, peanuts, and other jackknives should have their own thread.  I'll get the camera out.....

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 08:22:36 PM »
Im  not familiar with these but I really like them.  Which one is the green handled one I want to aquire that love the blade with big belly.

edit : and nevermind, I didnt read carefully enough.  Thats the saddlehorn
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:10:55 PM »
Im  not familiar with these but I really like them.  Which one is the green handled one I want to aquire that love the blade with big belly.

edit : and nevermind, I didnt read carefully enough.  Thats the saddlehorn
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 02:35:57 AM »
The Trapper is slowly becoming one of if not my favorite pattern (almost as much as the congress :o ) :like: :like:
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2017, 02:39:09 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2017, 11:02:03 PM »
A Rough Rider trapper I just got a few weeks back :tu:

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 04:52:22 PM »
What is a trapper?
According to Wikipedia :"The trapper is larger knife with a clip and a spey blade. The blades are usually  ??? hinged at the same end."

They should have a drop point blade and a spey blade (for castrating and buttering toast, hopefully not without some cleaning in between), though some are made with a smaller spear blade (and why would a trapper need to castrate an animal  ??? ).
They are common, tough, working knives, that were supposedly used by farmers to castrate animals.


I got a  :) over Wikipedia's definition, Like the devil said a skinning knife.
Sometimes you'll see muskrats with that same combination of blades.
This Remington R1178 mini trapper, is the only trapper I have.


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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »
What is a trapper?
According to Wikipedia :"The trapper is larger knife with a clip and a spey blade. The blades are usually  ??? hinged at the same end."

They should have a drop point blade and a spey blade (for castrating and buttering toast, hopefully not without some cleaning in between), though some are made with a smaller spear blade (and why would a trapper need to castrate an animal  ??? ).
They are common, tough, working knives, that were supposedly used by farmers to castrate animals.


I got a  :) over Wikipedia's definition, Like the devil said a skinning knife.
Sometimes you'll see muskrats with that same combination of blades.
This Remington R1178 mini trapper, is the only trapper I have.

That is a slick looking knife Dean :tu: :like:
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2017, 05:02:39 AM »
A few of mine:
Top to bottom:
Camillus
-Schrade-
Bertram-
Boker
-Boker-
Western single blade.
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2017, 11:05:30 AM »
My only trapper is a Böker anniversary edition with ivory micarta scales.
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2017, 07:44:17 PM »
Nice ones there Ray and Ronald :tu: :like: :like:
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 11:27:35 PM »
Great pics everybody! Here are my Trappers. There are 2 Remington bullet trappers, and two case trappers + 1 Case Trapperlock= AWESOME . Love em all!!!!!! :like: :like: :like:

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 12:22:33 AM »
I have a very plain trapper, I acquired at least 50 years ago.



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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 01:25:12 AM »
Awesome Trappers and thread!!!

Winchester, German Eye, Frontier and Schrade.


I have a nice little Smith and Wesson Trapper my Grandson gave me....I'll look for it.

Below, Case CV Trapper in yellow and a Jumbo Trapper from Winchester...

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 03:27:01 AM »
Some great knives everyone!   :cheers:

My Mini Trappers and Trappers.



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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 03:45:46 AM »
 :like: :like: :cheers: Super collection!!!  :drool:

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 10:53:08 PM »
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 05:24:28 AM »
20170515_121115 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

That is a pretty sweet RR. I have one of their 5-blade trappers, but it doesn't look as classy as that.
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 12:31:27 PM »
Nice pics everybody!  :cheers:
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 10:56:34 PM »
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That is a pretty sweet RR. I have one of their 5-blade trappers, but it doesn't look as classy as that.

Thanks  :tu: It is a very nice feeling knife :cheers: and I'd love to see a pic of the 5 blade trapper :dd: :like: :like:
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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 10:57:03 PM »
Nice pics everybody!  :cheers:

+1 and you too :like: :like:
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2017, 01:30:26 AM »
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That is a pretty sweet RR. I have one of their 5-blade trappers, but it doesn't look as classy as that.

Thanks  :tu: It is a very nice feeling knife :cheers: and I'd love to see a pic of the 5 blade trapper :dd: :like: :like:

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Re: Some Trappers
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2017, 01:42:52 AM »
I also have this mini-


 

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