Little Copperhead

The little copperhead pocket knife is the copperhead knife with a blade protruding from each end bolster. It is typically smaller in size than the more common copperhead.

The copperhead pocket knife has been around, at minimum, since 1915 when W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. were manufacturing the knife. Distinguished by a protruding pocket-end bolster that is “humped” to protect the owner’s pocket from the sharp corners. This “pocket-friendly” design of one bolster probably began as copper, hence “copper head”. The copperhead knife is sometimes referred to as the “Vietnam knife” or the “Vietnam copperhead”, undoubtedly because it was popular with the military men of that time. It provided a handy knife that would not wear out military clothing that was already dealing with the rigors of jungle warfare.

Copperhead pocket knives sometimes have an indented tang to eliminate that edge, as well. The knife typically comes with a primary clip point blade, and many times a secondary that is a sheepsfoot blade.

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    Steel Warrior Turquoise Bar Little Copperhead


    Steel Warrior Genuine Turquoise Bar 3" Little Copperhead – 440 Stainless Steel

    • Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
    • Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
    • Clip Point and Pen Blades
    • Closed Length: 3"
    • Brass Pins
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    • Nickel Silver Bolsters
    • One-Of-A-Kind Turquoise Bar Handle!
    • Very Collectible & Pocket-Friendly Copperhead Frame