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Traditional old pocket knives?

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by cb51, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. cb51

    cb51 Member

    Feb 8, 2017
    Georgetown Tx.
    I know it's all the rage to have a flip out onehand opening knife that's all tactical as heck, but does anyone just carry a plain old pocket knife that our granddaddy's would recognize and be at hime with? Like a stockman, Barlow, trapper?

  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I actually have both my grandfather pocket knives, but don't carry them in fear of loosing them.
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  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Have a few.
    Some are Case brand. A trapper and a canoe.
    One Eastern Cutlery. Its really cool because the scales glow in the dark! LMAO
    One old el-cheapo Imperial Barlow.
    One is Eye Brand(german). pearl handled.
    I carry them occasionally.
    These days my EDC knife is an El-Cheapo bright red Milwaukee from Home Depot. LOL!
  4. 45tex

    45tex Well-Known

    Feb 1, 2009
    I have quite a few of them, old and new. Find them at stupid resale stores the wife likes. They last forever without much care. Many have stained blades but sharpen well and are a pleasure to carry. Only thing to remember is they don't lock open.
    My EDC is a Gerber that cost all of $7 at wallyworld.
  5. Byrd666

    Byrd666 TGT Addict

    Dec 24, 2012
    Hill County
    Yup. I often carry a smaller lockback knife. I carried it for some twenty five or so years and kinda feel nekkid without it.
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    I've got a wooden cigar box of very old knives that I cherish. Some belonged to my Dad and Grandad. And as said, they sharpen well. I'll pass them on at some point.
  7. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    Been carrying one of the small Buck single blade knives for over 20 years, same knife.
  8. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    Nope. They're in a drawer. I'm too overcome by the handiness of "the flip out onehand opening knife" to think about the old style knives.
  9. DwnRange

    DwnRange Active Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Case, Eye Brand, Old Timers, Barlows, Hen & Rooster, Buck, Swiss Army.... you name it, my dad was into old pocket knives and I have a box with 'em in it many which I bought him throughout his life.

    I prefer modern Surefire, Lone Wolf D2 auto, ZT, MicroTech OTFs, Kershaw Speed Safes, Cold Steel, Spyderco, CRKT and others to old type pocket knives. My latest favorites are the DART series knives by Doug Marcaida, small compact and lighting quick with the retention ring.
  10. puma guy

    puma guy New Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    Near San Jacinto
    I don't know if you consider Puma knives traditional, but they've been around since 1769. I know they don't have the same brand identification as the brands you listed, but I'd say they are "traditional". LOL I carry a Puma 777, button lock blade that hasn't been made for many, many years. I carried a Puma 970 lock from the 1960's prior to that. I just bought a Benchmark automatic knife but I probably won't be carrying very often. It's just to bulky to fit in my pocket and I don't like stuff hanging on my belt. I pocket carry my Kahr PM40 for the same reason. I have quite a few of the knife brands you mentioned especially older Case and Buck.

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