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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #30 on: May 17, 2017, 01:50:10 AM
While I'm at it, here's a Steel Warrior saddlehorn. It's basically a trapper.



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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #31 on: May 17, 2017, 02:19:49 AM
Okay, one more.
My case mini single blade wharncliffe trapper-



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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #32 on: May 17, 2017, 02:40:58 AM
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #33 on: May 17, 2017, 03:14:59 AM
Okay, one more.
My case mini single blade wharncliffe trapper-

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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #34 on: May 17, 2017, 03:49:39 AM
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:
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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.

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From the top:
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In order of price (from what I remember)
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Blades:

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Fancy:

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Plain:

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Similar knives with different names/look:

A Jack with a small trapper

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A GEC trapper with a common trapper..

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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

Have fun posting  more :D

Just re-read your post, dks. Somehow I overlooked your saddlehorn the first time. Think I like the green bone better than my imitation tortoiseshell  :tu:

And you're definitely on point with the Steel Warrior brand. I was surprised when I first learned they're part of Frost, because the quality far exceeds the price point.


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #35 on: May 17, 2017, 07:02:11 AM
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #36 on: May 17, 2017, 10:18:43 PM
Some awesome blades WoodsDuck  8) the 5 bladed one is very awesome though :o :like: :like:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #37 on: May 17, 2017, 10:21:46 PM
Carried my small trapper again :tu: I am starting to really get along with this knife :like:

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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #38 on: May 18, 2017, 04:10:00 AM
Some awesome blades WoodsDuck  8) the 5 bladed one is very awesome though :o :like: :like:

I actually have another RR trapper on the way. Tobacco smooth bone with the acorn shield. This thread inspired me to pick up another  :tu:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #39 on: May 18, 2017, 12:17:02 PM
Some awesome blades WoodsDuck  8) the 5 bladed one is very awesome though :o :like: :like:

I actually have another RR trapper on the way. Tobacco smooth bone with the acorn shield. This thread inspired me to pick up another  :tu:

For the price of a RR it's hard not to ::) :D


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #40 on: May 18, 2017, 03:14:49 PM
Some awesome blades WoodsDuck  8) the 5 bladed one is very awesome though :o :like: :like:

I actually have another RR trapper on the way. Tobacco smooth bone with the acorn shield. This thread inspired me to pick up another  :tu:

For the price of a RR it's hard not to ::) :D

You can say that again. I got the 5-blade trapper in a lot that came out to $4.50 per knife  :D


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #41 on: May 18, 2017, 05:32:50 PM
Some awesome blades WoodsDuck  8) the 5 bladed one is very awesome though :o :like: :like:

I actually have another RR trapper on the way. Tobacco smooth bone with the acorn shield. This thread inspired me to pick up another  :tu:

For the price of a RR it's hard not to ::) :D

You can say that again. I got the 5-blade trapper in a lot that came out to $4.50 per knife  :D

Well worth it I'd say :o :like: :like:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #42 on: May 18, 2017, 06:16:50 PM
Nice pics everybody!  :cheers:

Is that a Case with ivory micarta scales? It seems pretty much identical to my Böker.

(see above, page 1, reply # 16 (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,50194.msg1450458.html#msg1450458))


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #43 on: May 18, 2017, 07:33:52 PM
And mail came early today!  :mail:



I couldn't get a pic that really showed the color properly. It looks less yellow in person.


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #44 on: May 18, 2017, 08:10:45 PM
I like the boxes they come.in almost as good as the knives :tu: :like:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #45 on: May 19, 2017, 03:52:42 AM
I like the boxes they come.in almost as good as the knives :tu: :like:

Aside from different size and color variations of the standard RR box, I have a few that are different designs.

I have the following three knives that each came with their own style of box;

Midnight Swirl stockman.

Painted Desert muskrat.

Dogleg jack.

And now the new trapper, of course.



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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #46 on: May 19, 2017, 04:24:10 AM
And mail came early today!  :mail:

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I couldn't get a pic that really showed the color properly. It looks less yellow in person.
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Very Very nice. :tu:
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #47 on: May 19, 2017, 12:19:04 PM
I have a copper RR that definitely needs some pics and will try to get it along with some others I have that are long overdue :facepalm: :tu:


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Reply #48 on: May 19, 2017, 03:23:27 PM
I have a copper RR that definitely needs some pics and will try to get it along with some others I have that are long overdue :facepalm: :tu:

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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #49 on: May 19, 2017, 04:43:44 PM
I have the Appaloosa today instead of the copper ::) :D

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Reply #50 on: May 19, 2017, 05:28:23 PM
I have the Appaloosa today instead of the copper ::) :D

20170519_083333 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

Another pretty RR there  :tu:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #51 on: May 23, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
Thanks WoodsDuck  :salute: :tu:


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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #52 on: May 23, 2017, 06:54:39 PM
Hen and Rooster with stag and Damascus today :tu:

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Re: Some Trappers
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #56 on: January 31, 2018, 09:50:27 PM
seeing a renewed interest in the stockmans, here is a bump, for fun.
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #57 on: February 01, 2018, 10:42:25 PM
Here's an older pic of my Case
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Re: Some Trappers
Reply #58 on: February 01, 2018, 11:20:07 PM
Carried my small trapper again :tu: I am starting to really get along with this knife :like:

Nice knife Poncho!  :like: :tu: :tu:

Small trappers are great to put in the watch pocket on a pair of jeans.


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