The Stockman is one of the most popular traditional pocketknife patterns ever made. It normally features a three-blade (two short, one long) configuration that provide different cutting blades for different cutting tasks. Most often, you’ll find a long clip point blade paired with a sheepsfoot at one end and opposed by a short spey at the other (sometimes the short blades are reversed). It’s just a small versatile knife pattern that fits well in almost any pocket. That’s why we’ve picked a dozen “Stockman Stuffers” that might be the perfect Christmas this year.
There are a wide variety of styles and price points on the market when it comes to the Stockman pattern. The dozen we’ve picked range in price from $9.99 at the low end to just over $300 at the top end. There are plenty more in the spectrum, and way too many brands to choose from, so if your preferred brand was left out, we apologize in advance.
Rough Rider 3.5″ Stockman with Stag Bone Handle
Item Number: RR158 Price: $9.99
At just under $10, you might think quality would suffer, but Rough Rider has been making knives for nearly 25 years, and they’re doing a heckuva job at it. This a genuine bone handle with worm groove texture, as well as qualty 440A stainless steel blades.
Features: 440A Stainless steel blades. Stag bone handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 2″ Sheepfoot and spey blades. 2-5/8″ Clip point blade.Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 3-1/2″ Closed.
Marbles Medium 3.625″ Stockman with Ram Horn Handles
Item Number: MR359 Price: $9.99
This Sowbelly Stockman from Marble’s features a genuine Ram Horn handle. Like the Rough Rider, Marble’s didn’t skimp on materials or craftsmanship.
Features: 440A stainless steel blades. Ram Horn handles. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, shield and ringed/pinched bolsters. 3” clip point blade. 2” sheepfoot and spey blades. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 4″ closed.
Rough Rider Premium Select 3.875” Large Stockman
with Polished Buffalo Horn and Inlay Handles
Item Number: RR1690 Price: $16.99
This Stockman is a real pocket showpiece that won’t break the bank. Rough Rider calls it “premium” and they backed that up. The polished Buffalo horn handles feature genuine abalone and black pearl inlay separated by nickel silver spacers, and there’s even some really nice file work on the back springs.
Features: 440A stainless steel blades. Polished buffalo horn handle with abalone inlays. Filework on backsprings. Brass liners. Nickel silver bolsters. Black pearl and nickel silver spacers. 2-7/8″ clip point blade. 2-1/4″ sheepfoot blade. 2-1/16″ spey blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/16”. 3-7/8” closed.
Robert Klaas Medium Stockman with Red Jigged Bone Handle
Item Number: RK6328RD Price: $17.99
Robert Klaas makes some impressive traditional patterned pocketknives that usually come in under $20. We loved the bright red jigged bone on the handles of this one. We thought it matched the RK shield quite nicely.
Features: Stainless steel blades. Red jigged bone handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters. 2-3/4″ clip point blade. 2″ sheepfoot and spey blades. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 3-5/8″ closed.
Schrade Old Timer Lumberjack 4.50″ Stockman
with Brown Sawcut Bone Handle
Item Number: SCT858OTB Price: $19.99
Schrade Old Timer is a tried and true brand name. You’ve probably known someone in your lifetime that’s carried an Old Timer. It’s disctinctive look usually includes a brown sawcut bone or delrin handle. This one is bone.
Features: Mirror polished 9Cr18MoV high carbon stainless steel blades. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. Schrade tang stamp. Sawcut brown bone handle. 2-1/4″ spey blade. 3-1/4″ sheepsfoot blade. 3-1/2″ clip point blade. Blade widths: 3/8″, 7/16″, 9/16″. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 4-1/2″ closed.
Bear & Son Heritage Walnut Series 3.875″ Stockman
with Genuine Walnut Handle and 1095 Carbon Steel
Item Number: BRC247 Price: $34.99
As we drift into the USA-made stockmans, this Bear and Son comes in at just under $35 and features walnut handles and carbon steel blades. It’s definitely old school.
Features: 1095 carbon steel blades. Genuine walnut handle. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, bolsters and shield. 2″ Sheepsfoot and Spey blades. 3″ Clip point blade. Blade Widths: 7/16″, 7/16″, 1/2″. Blade Thicknesses: 1/16″. 3-7/8″ closed. Made in the USA.
Buck Classic 3.875″ Stockman with Rosewood Dymondwood Handle
Item Number: BU7457 Price: $42.99
The high grind on this Buck Classic Stockman is what truly stands out, and it does come with Buck’s Forever Warranty. Buck puts a truly Buck twist on it by giving it brass bolsters like the famous 110.
Features: 420HC stainless steel blades. Rosewood Dymondwood handle. Brass pins, liners and bolsters. Color filled Buck shield. 2″ sheepsfoot and spey blade lengths. 2-3/4″ Clip point blade length. Blade widths: 9/16″, 3/8″, 1/2″. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 3-7/8″ Closed. Imported.
Buck Creek Big Diamondback 4.25″ Stockman with Deer Stag Handle
Item Number: BC659DS Price: $49.99
There’s just something about Buck Creek pocketknife that feels traditional – from the shield to the handles it’s old school. This is a big Stockman comparitively, and features genuine deer stag and German stainless steel.
Features: Stainless steel blades. Genuine deer stag handle. Diamondback master blade etch. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, bolsters and shield. 3-1/2″ clip point blade. 2-1/8″ sheepsfoot and spey blades. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 4-1/4″ closed. Made in Germany.
Case 3.625″ Stockman with Amber Jigged Bone Handles
Item Number: CA6347SS Price: $51.99
Case is probably the best known traditional pocketknife brand in the world. Everything they make is made right here in the USA, and the closer you look at this Stockman’s handle, the more there is to discover. From deep brown in the “peachseed” jigged grooves to warm golden amber, you can really appreciate the essence of this natural bone.
Features: Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades. Amber jigged bone handle. Brass pins and liners. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 2-5/8″ Clip point blade. 1-7/8″ Sheepsfoot blade. 1-3/4″ Spey blade. Blade Thickness: 1/16″. 3-5/8″ closed. Made in the USA.
Hen and Rooster 3.375″ Stockman with Cracked Ice Handle
Item Number: HRS273CI Price: $54.99
Hen & Rooster “Cracked Ice” is a traditional celluloid handle material that looks a lot like pearl. Made in Spain, the Hen & Rooster brand is known for it’s quality craftsmanship and Solingen steel. This particular Stockman is slimmer and more compact than others in the mix and will fit well in almost any pocket.
Features: Stainless steel blades. Cracked Ice celluloid handle. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, bolsters and shield. 2-5/8″ clip point blade. 1-5/8″ sheepsfoot and spey blades. Blade thicknesses: 1/16″. 3-3/8″ closed. Made in Spain.
Boker Tree Brand Medium 3.375″ Stockman with Green Pickbone Handle
Item Number: BK7588 Price: $59.99
Boker Tree Brand is a German brand that has been around forever. They make high-quality traditional pocketknives under this particular brand name. This medium Stockman pattern features a unique green pickbone handle that you just don’t see normally and Solingen steel blades.
Features: Solingen steel blades. Green jigged bone handle. Brass liners. Nickel silver pins, bolsters and shield. 2-5/8″ clip point blade. 1-5/8″ sheepsfoot and spey blades. Blade thickness: 1/16″. 3-3/8″ closed. Made in Germany.
Case Medium 3.25” Stockman with Exotic Purple Turquoise Handles
Item Number: CA11120 Price: $304.99
Yes, that’s a $305 Stockman. Pick your jaw up and hear us out. Case knives are among the most collectible knives in the world and this Stockman is well worth adding to your collection. The King’s Mine purple turquoise that this Stockman features is a true Chinese tradition, with mining dating back to 1700 BC.
The King’s Mine purple turquoise is quite unique with its vibrant shades of lavender and its lightning-like veins of gold that provide impressive contrast. This stone was historically revered and sought after by the mighty Persian, Mongol, and Turk empires.
Features: Tru-Sharp surgical steel blade. Exotic King’s Mine Purple Turquoise handle accented with bands of nickel silver and genuine mother of pearl. Nickel silver liners and bolsters. 2-1/2” clip pint blade. 1-5/8” sheepsfoot and pen blades. Blade thicknesses 1/16”. 3-1/4” closed. Made in the USA.