So, you’ve never given traditional pocketknives a try. We get it. Here’s the thing. Traditional pocketknives have lasted for generation after generation for a reason. They work well and are easy to carry. Still not a believer? Fine. Here are ten traditional pocketknives that you can put in your pocket right now for under $10 each. Give one a try, and let us know what you think.
Ten Traditional Pocketknives
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EC Simmons Zebras Wood Small Stockman by Frost Cutlery has stainless steel blades and makes a great everyday carry pocket knife. Features: Stainless steel blades. Zebra wood handle. Brass liners. Color filled shield. Nickel silver pins and bolsters. 2-5/8″ Clip point blade. 2-1/16″ Sheepfoot blade. 1-15/16″ Spey blade. Blade Thickness: 1/16″. 3-1/2″ closed.
The Marble’s Little Toothpick with Imitation Tortoiseshell Handle can make a great gift for anyone who wants a quality pocket for a little price. Features: 440A Stainless steel blade. Imitation tortoiseshell handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver shield and ringed bolsters. 2-1/4″ clip point blade. Blade thickness: 1/16″. 3″ closed.
The Rough Rider Razor Trapper with Brown Jigged Bone Handle and 440A Stainless Steel Blades makes a great everyday carry knife. Features: 440A Stainless steel blades. Brown jigged bone handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 3-1/8″ razor blade. 3-1/4″ clip point blade. Blade thickness” 1/16″. 4-1/8″ closed. Bone is a natural handle material prone to cracking. Therefore, some knives may have cracks near the pins or bolsters. Some handles hold dyed material differently.
The Rough Rider Half Hawk features Yellow Composition Handle and 440A Stainless Steel Blade. The Half Hawk pattern makes a great EDC work knife. Features: 440A Stainless steel blades. Yellow composition handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 2-3/4″ Sheepfoot blade. 2-1/4″ spear point blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/8″. 4″ closed.
The Buckstag Simulated Stag Canoe by Winchester has stainless steel blades that make it a useful EDC. Features: Stainless steel blades. Buckstag simulated stag handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 2-1/2” spear blade. 1-7/8” spear blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/16”. 3-5/8” closed.
Everything you need, lightweight, and completely portable! This traditional WWII GI Knife and camp spoon are an excellent addition to your camping/hiking gear. GI Utility Knife features: Faithful reproduction of the popular utility knife issued to G.I.s in World War II. Spear blade. Can opener. Flat head screwdriver/bottle opener. Leather punch. Lanyard bail. 2-5/8″ spear point blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 3-5/8″ closed. Camper’s Best Friend features: Spork. Can opener. Bottle opener. Lanyard hole. Mini carabiner clip (non-load bearing). 4″ overall.
The Rough Rider Large Stockman has a unique handle that glows in the dark. Features: 440A stainless steel blades. Glow synthetic handle. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, ringed bolsters and shield. 2-1/2″ clip point blade. 1-3/4″ spey blade. 1-3/4″ sheepfoot blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 4″ closed.
The Old Timer Blazer Stockman by Schrade Cutlery has 7Cr17MoV high carbon stainless steel blades and sawcut OT handles. Features: 7Cr17MoV high carbon steel blades. Sawcut OT handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 3-7/8” closed. Includes a deck of (52) playing cards customized with images of (13) popular Old Timer knives.
The Rough Rider Amber Smooth Bone Work Knife Linerlock has a stainless steel blade and makes a great locking, EDC pocket knife. Features: Stainless steel blade. Amber smooth bone handle. Brass linerlock, pins and liners. Nickel silver shield. 2-5/8″ drop point blade. Blade thickness: 1/16”. 3-1/2″ closed.
Add this beautiful Genuine Ram Horn Handle Hawkbill with its 440A stainless steel blades to your pocket or collection. Features: 440A stainless steel blades. Ram Horn handles. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, shield and ringed bolsters. 3-1/8″ Hawkbill blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 4″ closed.
Overall, the brands in this article are mostly imported from overseas, but we’ve found them to be of high quality. If you’re interested in checking out the full line of these traditional pocketknife brands, simply use these links to see them: Marble’s, Frost, and Rough Rider.