The Trapper pattern’s two-blade configuration makes it among the very best traditional pocketknife patterns for collectibles. That makes Trapper Collection a very popular hobby. There are plenty of Trappers out there with all kinds of things on them, and it’s not hard to start a Trapper Collection as a gift for someone this Christmas. For this story, we wanted to see if we could spend right around $100 and put together a nice little starter collection.
First off, it wasn’t as easy as we first thought. A good Case collectible, which should probably be a cornerstone of any Trapper collection, can eat up a lot of the budget quickly. We had to do some digging around, but we were able to get at least one Case Trapper into the mix to solidify the collection.
Leading off our collection is a Case Limited XX Edition XXXIII Slimline Trapper. It’s been limited to 3000 pieces which automatically puts it into the collectible category. Yes, it did take up almost half of our total budget, but we see it as a cornerstone of this brand new collection.
Features: Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades. Limited XX Edition master blade embellishment. Burnt Barnboard jigged brown bone handles. Brass pins, liners and Case Saturn shield. Nickel silver bolsters. Limited to 3000 pieces. 3-1/8″ clip point blade. Blade thicknesses: 1/16. 4-1/8″ closed. Made in the USA.
The Rough Rider Vietnam Brotherhood Trapper commemorates the Vietnam ware and uses synthetic stone inlay to recreate the Vietnam service ribbon in the handle. These knives are handcrafted and have frosted blade etches that honor those who served in Vietnam.
Features: 440A Stainless steel blades with reverse frost etches. StoneWorx yellow, green and red synthetic stone handle inlay. Brass liners. Nickel silver ringed bolsters and spacers. Blade etchings: Clip point blade etch: The Brotherhood Vietnam Veterans Spey blade etch: In honor of those who served. 3-1/8″ Clip point and Spey blade. Blade Thickness: 1/16″. 4-1/8″ closed.
This limited edition Remington Trapper commemorates Remington’s 200th Anniversary. It also comes with a decorative display tin and some really nice handle work. It’s a nice piece for the collection that still comes in under $15.
Features: 420 stainless steel blades. Laser embellished snake wood handles. Sportsman Series shields. Collectible tin with vintage Remington artwork by Beecham. 3-1/2″ closed.
We round out the starter collection with quite the little showpiece. This Marble’s collectible trapper not only features decorative artwork in the handles and a nickel silver decoy shield, it comes with a decorative decoy display case. This is a great little set for a first-time collector, and it comes in at just under $25.
Features: Stainless steel blades. Acrylic handles with full color artwork by legendary wildlife artist L. W. Duke and green smooth bone accents. Nickel silver bolsters and shield. 3-5/8″ Clip point and spey blades. Blade thicknesses: 1/8″. 4-1/2” closed. Two-piece resin Mallard duck decoy display box.
There you have it. For right around $100, we put together a great little Trapper Pattern starter collection. Helping someone start a collection can lead to a lifelong joy of collecting. It’s a great gift for a young person.