Wednesday, May 3, 2023

EDC Wednesday: The Perfect EDC Knife?

I have been asked several times the question, “If you can only carry one knife, what knife would it be?” 

My answer ia: “It would be a stockman pocket knife.”

I think a stockman pocket knife is a great choice for an everyday carry knife, especially if a person has never carried a knife before. The stockman knife is a classic design that has been around for over a century and has stood the test of time. It was a knife that was carried by working men, ranchers and farmers, to help them in their daily tasks.

Let me explain the reasons why I think a stockman pocket knife is a great choice for an everyday carry knife.

First and foremost, a stockman knife is incredibly versatile. The stockman has three blades: a clip point blade, a spey blade, and a sheepfoot blade. The clip point blade is great for general cutting tasks, the spey blade (which was originally used for castrating livestock and skinning small game) is good for precise cutting tasks, and the sheepfoot blade is excellent for carving and slicing. With these three blades, a stockman pocket knife is well-suited to handle a wide range of cutting tasks, from opening packages and cutting rope to preparing food and even carving wood.

Another advantage of a stockman pocket knife is its compact size. It is designed to fit comfortably in your pocket, making it easy to carry with you wherever you go. Unlike larger knives, a stockman pocket knife won't weigh you down or get in the way. Because of the small size and traditional look the stockman it is not an intimidating looking knife when used around other people. Since it carries nicely in a pocket, it's always within reach, you'll be ready to tackle any cutting task that comes your way.

In addition, a stockman pocket knife is built to last. It is typically made from high-quality materials like stainless steel and durable handle materials such as bone, wood, or synthetic materials like G-10 or micarta. With proper care and maintenance, a stockman pocket knife can last for years, even decades, making it a great value for the money.

My small collection of stockman knives. The Boy Scout knife is the first knife I bought with my own money.

One of the best things about a stockman pocket knife is that it is a traditional and timeless design. It has been around for over a century and is still popular today. This means that it is a knife that you can pass down to future generations as a family heirloom. And because it is a classic design, there will always be people who want one, simple out of nostalgia.

Finally, a stockman pocket knife is a great choice for those who appreciate the art of knife-making. Many manufacturers offer a range of options for customizing your knife, including different handle materials, blade steels, and blade finishes. You can also choose from a range of sizes and colors to make your knife uniquely yours.

A stockman pocket knife is a versatile, compact, and durable knife that is a great choice for an everyday carry knife. With its classic design and timeless appeal, it is a knife that you can be proud to carry and pass down to your son or grandson. So if you're looking for a reliable and versatile knife for everyday use, a stockman pocket knife is definitely worth considering.

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