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Trapper Category

The trapper pocket knife was given its name because of its initial use and user – the animal trapper, who used it while skinning. Additionally, the knife model has been popular with hunters, who use the knife to skin and process animals. The trapper frame features a primary clip point blade, with a secondary spey blade, both mounted at the head bolster. The spey blade is just as important as the utilitarian clip point because it can be used for skinning and processing without having a point that can easily puncture or tear. The handle is typically straight edged or has a slight serpentine curve. The rear end can be slightly larger than the head, as well.

The trapper pocket knife comes in as many styles (the jumbo, the mini, the big game, etc.) and sizes, as it has manufacturers. For several manufacturers, this is their number one seller. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. makes the Hobo trapper, which substitutes the spey blade with a fork, and adds a spoon. The model even features removable parts, letting the owner use the utensils conventionally. They also offer a liner-lock single-bladed pocket knife based on the trapper frame, called a TrapperLock. The list goes on…