But what exactly constitutes a jack knife?
Aha! Haven't got any of those...
I know, I know. The thing is, shops around here do not carry American traditionals. I do have a Böker trapper and a Gerber stockman, but that's it. And I don't like buying something unfamiliar on the Internet.
I like Jack knives!
Count me in as a fan of the Jack knife, my favorite pattern.
Not that confusing if you realize that jack knife is only a generic term for a one or two blade knife, with blades on one end.Jack knives are then broken down into distinct styles aka patterns.Barlows, copperheads, teardrops, gunstocks, sodbusters, all jack knives. Traditional pocket knives were often designed with a purpose in mind. A banker or student would not need a large trapper. A banker or student would need a sharp pencil, thus the little pen knife.A copperhead typically has one or two blades on one end with the bolster raised to cover the sharp tang corners. A jack knife.Case and Frost make a knife they call a copperhead with a blade on each end. It's not a copperhead, both companies borrowed the copperhead name and used it as a marketing gimmick. I just realized it can get confusing. My favorite jack.
I don't know about you guys, but I love jackknives. Everything from Barlow's to Peanuts, I just like the way they carry! Here's my current collection to start(Subject to increasing numbers ) Bring 'em all!
The Copperhead has two equal-length blades at the large end of the knife (top).The Mini Trapper has two equal-length blades (one normally a spay) at the small end of the knife (bottom).
Quote from: SteveC on May 25, 2017, 11:59:01 PMCount me in as a fan of the Jack knife, my favorite pattern.Show contentGood pic of some great Jack knives!
Count me in as a fan of the Jack knife, my favorite pattern.Show content
Quote from: ColoSwiss on May 31, 2017, 07:25:14 AMThe Copperhead has two equal-length blades at the large end of the knife (top).The Mini Trapper has two equal-length blades (one normally a spay) at the small end of the knife (bottom).Nice knives CS!