Of all the different patterns available for slipjoint pocketknives, one you don’t see very often is the equestrian’s knife. Hawkbills, cotton samplers, and penknives all were designed with a specific use intended. The equestrian’s knife is no different as it was designed for horse owners. It allows them to carry a pocketknife and a hoof pick at the same time. The Rough Ryder Equestrian’s Hoof Pick Trapper comes in a few different styles. Each looks great and costs less than $14.
This traditional pocket knife is sized just like a traditional trapper pocket knife and feature 440A stainless steel clip point blades with match strike pulls. Instead of including the usual spey blade, these trappers come with a hoof pick in its place. It’s used for picking horse’s hooves. It’s great for clearing dirt and other debris after a day of riding.
You have a choice of handle scales with these, with yellow synthetic, white smooth bone, and amber jigged bone available. Each has nickel silver Slant ‘R’ Bolsters and brass liners.
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Rough Ryder Equestrian’s Knife Details
- 440A Stainless Steel, Mirror Polished
- 3.125” Clip Point Blade and Hoof Pick
- Assorted Handle Scales
- Brass Liners
- Nickel Silver Slant ‘R’ Bolsters
- Match Strike Pulls
- 4 oz.
- 4.25” Closed
Aside from their practical use in the stable, the Rough Ryder Equestrian’s Hoof Pick Trapper makes a great gift for any horse enthusiast or slipjoint collector. Check one out by clicking any link in the article or the button below.
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