Steel Warrior Genuine Deer Stag Antler 3″ Little Copperhead
- High Quality Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
- Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
- Clip Point & Sheepsfoot Blades
- Closed Length: 3″
- Brass Pins
- Brass Liners
- Nickel Silver Bolsters
- Tremendous Slab Of Genuine Deer Stag Antler For Handle
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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