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The Trapper is the Number 1 collected Knife Pattern

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The Yellow Case Trapper

Started by Craig Henry. Last reply by Arlen Norby May 13. 7 Replies

I'm not sure if it was just guys that I was around when I was just getting my feet wet in serious knife collecting back in the 1970's, but it always seemed guys acted like the Case 54 yellow Trapper…Continue

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Trapper Pics.....Show them beauties!!!

Started by Dustin Robinson. Last reply by Andy Larrison Sep 14, 2017. 215 Replies

Just a few of my trappers, Case of course... Continue

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When is a Trapper NOT a Trapper?

Started by Craig Henry. Last reply by Steve wells Aug 8, 2015. 20 Replies

What do you serious Trapper collectors think................Waaay back, many, many moons ago when I was getting into knife collecting in a serious way and learning the ropes, all the serious…Continue

Full size vs, Mini

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by tim payne Mar 28, 2015. 18 Replies

I've seen several examples of really good looking trappers recently but they are small about 2 1/2 inches. But I will say I not only like the look of the Trapper but it slips into a pocket  so much…Continue

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Comment by Richard Schuchman on March 24, 2016 at 11:16

The Boker MOP is certainly my favorite and has the best action (flips open with a thumb flick), but for EDC it's usually either the Case red bone or the Rough Rider! The bone on the RR is really pretty, the fit and finish is actually very comparable to the others. Great value!

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on March 24, 2016 at 11:09

Nice looking knives, Richard.  I hope you have one that is a user.

Comment by Richard Schuchman on March 22, 2016 at 15:10

Well, taking a chance then, but here's my modest collection of trapperlocks. This is what got me hooked, in specific, my Case red worn bone. My first pocket knife and still one of my favorites. Gotta love the one handed action on these.

Comment by Richard Schuchman on March 22, 2016 at 13:58

Wondering if trapperlocks are included in this group?

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on February 21, 2016 at 11:34

Been away from the computer for a while.  Here's the pic of the personalized Trapper.  Case offered this personalization back in SEP 2015, and it took them a while to get them all done.  You could order a max of 3, but I only have 2 daughters, so I got two.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on January 6, 2016 at 9:42

Received a call from Marci at W.R. Case this morning.  The personalized (with your name etched in the scales) 54 Trappers are finished and will begin shipping next week.  Marci said they had an overwhelming response to this special offer - first time offering individual names etched in the scales.  Naturally, I haven't seen the finished knives yet (ordered 2 for my 2 daughters), but Marci said I will be very pleased.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on August 26, 2015 at 12:12

Dammit, Craig.

Had to order 2 W.R. Case Life Member Personalized full-sized Trappers (2 kids).  Not the Mini Trapper, or a Canoe, oh no, had to be the big one (54 pattern), the kind that doesn't like to fit in your pocket.  On the other hand, they will, or should be, Case Queens.  I suppose the big one was needed to be able to see my laser engraved name.

Comment by Jan Carter on March 24, 2015 at 18:43

Now that is some great ram's horn going on with those!

Comment by Jean-François on March 24, 2015 at 14:45

A few more pics :

S&W stag bone

S&W Ram's Horn

S&W Buffalo

Moore Maker ram's horn

Comment by James Cole on January 30, 2015 at 13:22

Steve,

It is fortunate for us that we can choose to own and collect as many or as few knife patterns as we wish. I am thankful that I have this option since I tend to like all knives. The trapper is nearly a work of art and while it is possible that there is a knife company that doesn't make a trapper, I can't seem to think of one.

Since both the trapper and the stockman are purpose built knives, as collectors, we need to go beyond the purpose of the knife and look at why we collect. Although some people collect because they believe their knives will go up in value and they will make a profit, most of us, I believe, collect because we see the intrinsic beauty and utility in what may have been the first real tool that man created and used.

I am neither a trapper nor a stockman (farmer/rancher) and although I have a few of each of these knives, I don't carry either. I think I have nearly a dozen R1128s.

Jim

 
 
 

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