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d4klutz

d4klutz

Age : 42
Location : Gilmer, TX
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PostSubject: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 1:15 pm

I have always admired the looks of a trapper knife and picked a couple of Bokers up off of the worldwide auction site. Unfortunately for me, these were just chinese knockoffs of the real thing, and the seller didn't state so in his posting (Im waiting on the seller to contact me back). Anyways, I am curious as to what trappers would be the ones to look at. I dont want to spend several benjamins on this knife as they tend to get misplaced at times. However, it must hold a good edge and be well made. My knifes are not for looks. They get used all the time.

Do y'all have any suggestions as to what brands/ locations to get a good folding trapper knife?
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RDPipes

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Age : 66
Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 2:35 pm

I just did a search for Boker Trapper knife and found Amazon has some nice ones at a decent price $30 -$40 if that's what your looking for.  Wink 
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d4klutz

d4klutz

Age : 42
Location : Gilmer, TX
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 2:49 pm

I saw those too. However, I believe most of those are probably chinese knockoffs. When I went to identify them at the boker website, I could not find a "Trapper" style knife. It is very hard to find a genuine knife sometimes. Im looking, but I didnt know if anyone had a different brand trapper that they would recommend. One that might be easier to get a genuine one.
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RDPipes

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Age : 66
Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 2:54 pm

d4klutz wrote:
I saw those too.  However, I believe most of those are probably chinese knockoffs.   When I went to identify them at the boker website, I could not find a "Trapper" style knife.  It is very hard to find a genuine knife sometimes.  Im looking, but I didnt know if anyone had a different brand trapper that they would recommend.  One that might be easier to get a genuine one.

I don't know but, they seemed to be marked Boker on the blade (the ones I looked at), whether or not the Chinese have gone that far to copy them I'm unsure.
But, not finding them on the Boker site doesn't mean they didn't make them necessarily, those on Amazon may just be discontinued models. Again, I'm no expert but, it seems possible.
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williamcharles

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Age : 69
Location : Indiana
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 3:30 pm

I like the Old Timer gunstock trapper. I've had mine for years and it's a great knife.
It has a pick and tweezers for removing the shot from game birds and small game
killed with the shotgun. The Schrade Old Yeller trapper is nice too.
I have a Western rancher knife. They're like a trapper on steroids. Big knife with two 4" blades.


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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyMon Apr 21, 2014 4:24 pm

I've had a Buck trapper for about 35 years and it's never disappointed me. They're no longer produced here but if you run across an old one made in the U.S. I'd recommend it.

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Hawker

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Age : 54
Location : Alberta
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyTue Apr 22, 2014 12:08 am

Have you tried searching Gerber's site to see if they make anything in the shape that your after. They make a quality knife with good steel at a very afordable price.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyTue Apr 22, 2014 12:40 am

Case makes some fiine knives, and a trappe model as well.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyTue Apr 22, 2014 1:30 am

Fatman wrote:
Case makes some fiine knives, and a trappe model as well.

This is what I would get if I didn't already have an old Kissing Crane with stag handle.

Edit: My mistake. It's a Hen & Rooster, made in Solingen, Germany.
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PozzSka

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Age : 36
Location : Valley City, OH
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyTue Apr 22, 2014 12:40 pm

I don't own any of the following, but Queen Cutlery, Great Eastern Cutlery, and Canal Street Cutlery, Northwood Knives, all make a trapper style knife. Google 'em.

I prefer a fixed blade. I have a small skinner/hunter by Dan Koster. Check out the knives thread for more ideas.
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EricTKT

EricTKT

Age : 30
Location : Amarillo,TX
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife   Suggestions for a good folding trapper knife EmptyWed Apr 23, 2014 11:04 pm

I have a Case trapper that I don't really carry because I personally prefer locking blades and usually along the lines of a tactical folder. However, I have many friends in the ranching/feed-lot/farming industries that use folders exclusively and I have an affinity for knives. I say that, to say this. I have seen several carry Eye brand knives, and have never heard a negative thing about them. They are a German company, and by all appearances, they make a darn fine blade. My second suggestion would be an old Moore Maker. Moore Maker was once a company in Matador, TX that made a very reasonable and fine knife. As far as I've been informed, they are no longer made in the states, as is what I've heard about Boker knives. Finding old Bokers and old Moore Makers would be a decent plan, though even the new Moore Makers are pretty good and definitely better than new Bokers.

The old Boker will have to be a find, not an easy task sometimes.
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