Stockman or Canoe?

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Stockman or Canoe?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:35 pm

I really like my US built Schrade Old Timer 31OT Stockman pocket knives, but I've lost two of them recently due to holes being worn in the pockets of my jeans(Rustlers from Wallyworld) I never got holes in Wranglers and these holes are just the right size to pass the Schrade Old Timers so I suspect thats what wore the holes.
I am now woefully short on US built 31OT Schrades.
I was wondering if switching to Canoe pattern pocket knives might solve the issue as the bolsters on canoes are well rounded (like canoe ends) Are there canoes with three blades like the Stockman? What do you recommend?
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:48 pm

better pants
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by Gabriel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:39 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:48 pm
better pants
+1

Or a knife holder
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by TNLawPiper » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:43 pm

Buy Wranglers Cowboy Cut from the website. They're such a great value for the money.

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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by JimVH » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:34 pm

Case builds a stockman in both rounded and squared bolsters.

Walmart sells wranglers cheap.

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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:05 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:34 pm
Case builds a stockman in both rounded and squared bolsters.

Walmart sells wranglers cheap.
Never warmed up to canoe style pocket knives for some reason.
Always liked stockmen. Also like trappers.

+1 on the Walmart Wranglers.
I’m wearing a pair as we speak.
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:05 pm

One thing I like about Schrade Old Timer Stockmans are that the bolsters make good pipe tampers---the 310T is the perfect size.
Canoes I fear will be too big for most of my pipes, or because of the curve not tamp down the ash uniformly.

Going back to Wranglers.
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by Jocose » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:00 pm

A mailed a couple of nice Canoes (and other knives and a prayer rope and some anti-slip shoe thingies and some other stuff) to J-B's old address in Adamstown.

Canoes are awesome. Bigger than the Old Timer 310T so there's that...
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by FredS » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:18 pm

For some reason, canoes have always reminded me of a boy scout knife and I never cared for BSA. So I vote stockman. But Hov is a scouter right?
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:45 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:05 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:34 pm
Case builds a stockman in both rounded and squared bolsters.

Walmart sells wranglers cheap.
Never warmed up to canoe style pocket knives for some reason.
Always liked stockmen. Also like trappers.

+1 on the Walmart Wranglers.
I’m wearing a pair as we speak.
Yeah, not an option but I like the Trapper style too.
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by JimVH » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:41 pm

The canoe is a great pattern and carries well, bur with its wide blades it's just not as versatile as the stockman.

The Baby Butterbean is a small canoe shape that is one of my favorites to carry daily in dress clothes.

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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by coco » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:48 pm

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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:13 am

I have mostly stockman pattern pocket knives...Seems to work best for me...My Levi jeans don't seem to get holes in the pockets.
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Re: Stockman or Canoe?

Post by joegoat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:50 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:18 pm
For some reason, canoes have always reminded me of a boy scout knife and I never cared for BSA. So I vote stockman. But Hov is a scouter right?
Traditional BSA knives aren't quite canoes. They do have rounded bolsters, but lack the curve. The shackle that the traditional BSA shapes have would prevent loss though.
My traditional folders have always been my carving knives. I carry a single blade locking folder with a pocket clip for everyday use. My carving knives have always been stockmans. The blade shapes are better for detail work and the sheepsfoot blade is nice to have sometimes. My current model is a Buck 373. The only advantage I've seen to canoes is the rounded bolsters being a bit more comfortable in my palm for longer stints. The blades shapes are just a bit too bulky for carving chain links, balls in cages or a wood spirits.
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