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Old 11-28-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Need pocket knife recommendation

This is for my 19 yo son's Christmas gift. His current knife is a cheapo, that is falling apart.

Are new Case knives still good? Or, should I try to find a vintage Case? Any other recommendations are appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:43 PM   #2
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Any Case Trapper is a keeper IMHO
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:45 PM   #3
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Case trapperlock with a clip

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Old 11-28-2021, 06:46 PM   #4
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Iím a fan of case .
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:46 PM   #5
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Case
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:49 PM   #6
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If you're looking for a high quality slip joint knife, don't overlook the Benchmade Proper.
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:50 PM   #7
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case trapper is what i carry daily and clean deer with.
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:11 PM   #8
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I am an avid Case buyer, user, collector. Buy a Case and start an addiction
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:15 PM   #9
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Lots of good pocket knife info here.
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:15 PM   #10
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Hereís my daily carry, Case Mini Trapper 6207 CV. Easy to sharpen and holds an edge pretty good. Does everything I need it to do in normal circumstances.

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My Father in Law carries its big brother, the Trapper, as his primary hunting knife.

https://deadwoodknives.com/p-03573-c...waAhQ4EALw_wcB

I wouldnít be afraid of getting him a Case, still a good knife today.
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:21 PM   #11
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Case are boring get something a 19 year old would want
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:24 PM   #12
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Lots of good pocket knife info here.
https://texags.com/forums/34/topics/3154268
That is funny. My son is a freshman at TAMU.
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:27 PM   #13
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Case are boring get something a 19 year old would want
Agree. check out the higher end Kershaw stuff with good steel (not the cheaper ones).
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:31 PM   #14
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Vintage Camillus
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:57 PM   #15
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:10 PM   #16
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Buy what I buy, buy what I buy
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:14 PM   #17
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https://www.bladehq.com/

Lots of good information and deals through this site.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:14 PM   #18
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Case is the official knife of hunting from the moderator's stand
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:17 PM   #19
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Buck 110 or 112 slim pro
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:19 PM   #20
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Buck 110 or 112 slim pro
These are great in the pocket. I have the 112 slim pro. I love it!!
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:30 PM   #21
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I bought a zero tolerance titanium earlier this year, and it is the best pocket knife Iíve ever had.


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Old 11-28-2021, 08:31 PM   #22
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Agree. check out the higher end Kershaw stuff with good steel (not the cheaper ones).

I agree with this, as well. Call me fancy but I like a higher end assisted-opening knife with a clip. Iím sure a younger man would think itís ďcoolĒ.
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:35 PM   #23
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Case are boring get something a 19 year old would want
Depends on the kid...my boys (16 and 15) love their Case knives. But they also shoot the heck out of their .22 Heritage Rough Riders
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:36 PM   #24
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Case……they are proven
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:48 PM   #25
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I have a half dozen trappers and stockmen style pocket knives, but they stay home 90% of the time because a pocket clip, thumb open blade is about 300 times more useful. And I use it a lot.


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Old 11-28-2021, 09:05 PM   #26
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I have a box full of Case Trappers and love them all, swapped to a Sod Buster and carried a variety of them for last 5 years, Now I have a Microtech OTF in my pocket. Man cant have to many knives.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:13 PM   #27
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Default I made a decision.

Thanks for all the feedback, but it is starting to feel like I started a war!

Here is what I am going to do.

1. Buy my son a new, Case Trapper. Seems like a good knife, and it is relatively cheap. If he loses it, no worries.

2. Reached out to my cousin, to see if she has my grandfather's Case Trapper, from the late 1960's. I saw this knife in the hands of a lot of old-timers, including my grandfather. If my cousin can find the knife, then she can gift it, to him.

If this works out, then my son will have a good EDC knife, that he can lose, and he has a legacy knife to keep safe.

Cross your fingers, to make this work.

Thanks,
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:20 PM   #28
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:33 PM   #29
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Zero tolerance or benchmade
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:39 PM   #30
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Thank you. I just bought the EDC knife for my son, from them.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:40 PM   #31
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Microtech LUTZ. Auto knives are legal to carry and look cool.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:46 PM   #32
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I got a benchmade mine bugout last year. Itís my favorite edc nice size and super light. For me the pocket clip is a must.
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I agree with this, as well. Call me fancy but I like a higher end assisted-opening knife with a clip. Iím sure a younger man would think itís ďcoolĒ.
Kershaw leek is my favorite. Everyday carry and I field dress all my deer with it

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Old 11-28-2021, 09:53 PM   #34
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Thanks for all the feedback, but it is starting to feel like I started a war!

Here is what I am going to do.

1. Buy my son a new, Case Trapper. Seems like a good knife, and it is relatively cheap. If he loses it, no worries.

2. Reached out to my cousin, to see if she has my grandfather's Case Trapper, from the late 1960's. I saw this knife in the hands of a lot of old-timers, including my grandfather. If my cousin can find the knife, then she can gift it, to him.

If this works out, then my son will have a good EDC knife, that he can lose, and he has a legacy knife to keep safe.

Cross your fingers, to make this work.

Thanks,
Randy

Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:12 PM   #35
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I bought a zero tolerance titanium earlier this year, and it is the best pocket knife Iíve ever had.


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I've had the big, finger opening ZT for the last 8 years or so and it is with out doubt the best knife I've ever owned. I use it many times a day every day.
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:31 PM   #37
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Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:45 PM   #38
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If that falls through, Benchmade mini griptilian or Bugout
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:09 AM   #39
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After having basically every brand of multi-tool available, I now use the sak brand, and the only other one I would even consider are leatherman's. In my experience Gerber's, sogs, etc are not even in the same category is the leathermans and the Swiss armies. Good luck

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Old 11-29-2021, 07:19 AM   #40
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:33 AM   #41
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This is for my 19 yo son's Christmas gift. His current knife is a cheapo, that is falling apart.

Are new Case knives still good? Or, should I try to find a vintage Case? Any other recommendations are appreciated.
I collect Case knives.

I stared my son a collection from the year he was born. I add to it often.

Case did a good job back in the 70's in making their tang stamps year specific.

They are easy to find in new condition. Try Ebay or allaboutpocketknives.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:03 AM   #42
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Thank you. I just bought the EDC knife for my son, from them.
If you were closer I'd recommend going by that store. Largest CASE dealer in US and the most knives on display of any store I've been in. Almost every quality knife brand is on display. Plus some of the best customer service from the moment you walk into their store.
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Good list there. Boker too.

For a young man, I would consider Benchmade Bugout.

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Case trapper are great knives I have a few

On EDC I swing towards spyderco, vg10 steel is pretty good, so is BD1 and bd1n
The pocket clip and thumb hole is awesome
I wouldn’t bother with a knife with 8cr13mov in any brand
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:43 AM   #45
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Agree. check out the higher end Kershaw stuff with good steel (not the cheaper ones).
Both my kids 20 and 22 love Kershaws They each own like 3-4 of them. When we go on vacation (like Alaska) stopping at a Wal-Mart to see if they have a Kershaw with "Alaska" engraved on it is a must stop.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:01 AM   #48
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Hereís my daily carry, Case Mini Trapper 6207 CV. Easy to sharpen and holds an edge pretty good. Does everything I need it to do in normal circumstances.

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My Father in Law carries its big brother, the Trapper, as his primary hunting knife.

https://deadwoodknives.com/p-03573-c...waAhQ4EALw_wcB

I wouldnít be afraid of getting him a Case, still a good knife today.
Does Case make any knives with carbon steel anymore? Seems like all I can find is surgical/stainless steel. I like the patina on the carbon.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:08 AM   #49
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Dale, do you have a specific model/link of that zero tolerance titanium? I'm on the fence with getting my 18yo a Benchmade 490 or barrage.
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I carry bench made, axis sv30

But if I was to give a hair loom type gift it would be a hen and rooster
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