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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 collectors always made the argument that a Trapper is a Trapper only if it has a clip and spey blade!! Anything else is a Jack Knife! Especially if it's a single blade....it's a single blade Jack Knife!
So what say you all? Are you as hard nosed over the terminology for a "Trapper"? Or does anything go nowadays?
Well as you know we were discussing a trapper but with a clip blade and a wharncliffe blade.From a function standpoint it would be fantastic, allowing for all your cutting chores on one and all your whittling chores on the other. I guess you could call that a Jack?
That's how they get around it they call it a wharncliffe mini trapper!
Steve Hanner said:
But is it really a "Trapper" without the spey blade? Most of the old timers would say no!
Trappers were and are purpose built, the spey is specifiacally for skinning beaver, muskrat and whatever else one trapped. The spey was designed to remove the skin (good belly) without poking holes (point is snipped) in it. Holes in pelts means less money for your labor. Of course a knife company can call any pattern whatever they wish. IMHO, no spey it's a jack.
My ex wife was a trapper, and she didn't have any blades. But, I can also tell you, by the time my divorce was final it sure felt like she had used a spey blade on me!
Aha. The other use of a spey, turning bulls into steers. The sheep's foot in the stockman was also used for that purpose.
Ron, I'm glad that your ex wasn't able to remove your sense of humor.
My wife and I have been married for over 44 years (and we have the scars to prove it). And she's threatened to use a spey blade on me! LOL!
Craig, at least you're not married to Lorena Bobbit. She lived up to her name.
I don't even want to think about it.
Kinda gives ya the shivers.