Knife Thoughts: Stockman vs Cattle Knife; Two Classic Slipjoint Pocket Knife Patterns Contrasted

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The Stockman and Cattle Knife are some of the most traditional and revered pocket knife patterns… but what are they? And what’s the difference?

The difference between a Stockman and a Cattle Knife comes down to two main things: the handle shape, and the main blade shape. Whereas a Stockman typically uses a serpentine frame (either with rounded or squared ends), a Cattle Knife most often uses an equal end cigar frame (and I’ve never seen one with anything but rounded ends). Also, while both patterns traditionally include sheepfoot and spay secondary blades, a Stockman normally has a clip point main blade and a spear point for the Cattle Knife.

I like articles like these.  A good summation of both styles.

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Stockman vs Cattle Knife; Two Classic Slipjoint Pocket Knife Patterns Contrasted

 

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