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Carried a pocket knife forever. Recently lost one Ive had for years. Looking for a decent quality replacement. I like the three blade medium stockman style with rounded ends (3 1/4”- 3 1/2” closed). Like blades that aren’t difficult to sharpen and hold an edge fairly well. Used to stick with Uncle Henry but haven’t tried a Taylor (China) one. Anyone likeminded have suggestions or experience they care to share?

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I have a couple of the Rough Rider that are
decent for what they cost. I'm pretty sure they're
foreign made even though they're not marked
as such. The last 2 case knives I bought weren't
as sharp as a few of the old 70's and 80's
vintage case knives I have. Not sure if it's
the steel, or if they're just churning them out
for the collectors and the japanese or what.
FWIW, there's thousands of old NIB and good
used knives to be had at pawn shop and flea
markets and garage sales and such to be
had reasonably. Not everything is priced sky
high like on fleabay. Last uncle henry stockman
I bought was like $15.00 IIRC. Lots of good
sharp carbon "junk" knives also like you used to
buy at the 5 and 10 cent stores back in the day.
I have a couple sitting right here that are razor
sharp old sabre and imperial brand that were
probably $3.00 new back in the 70's
Lots of em to be had everywhere. Shouldn't
be too much trouble to find a dozen like what
you're wanting.

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For a production slip joint, Great Eastern Cutlery makes a nice knife.


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I have a 3-1/4" older German stockman FS on Bladeforums for $85 shipped PM me if you are interested ,it seems like a decent one . They say the older carbon steel is better

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I rotate through several Case two and three bladed stainless model knives. They’re easy to sharpen though they’ll dull quickly if used much. They aren’t expensive enough to worry about loosing them but are good enough I’m not ashamed to be seen with them either. My Benchmade tactical knife is kept in my pocket as a just in case it’s needed. I’d hate to have to replace that knife.

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Originally Posted by teamprairiedog
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Who is making the Moore Maker knives nowadays? They always have some interesting patterns or handle materials. I do wish they would require heat treating their 1095 a couple points higher from their manufacturer's. They get dull pretty quick, easy to touch up but that's not always possible right away and it'd be better if the edge held longer while working with the knife.


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Originally Posted by 257Deland
For a production slip joint, Great Eastern Cutlery makes a nice knife.

Yes they do and would be my first choice. Probably followed by something from Buck as a second choice.


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Lots of good choices above.

Buying an authentic USA Schrade/Uncle Henry/Old Timer off fleabay is another one.


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Originally Posted by FatCity67
Lots of good choices above.

Buying an authentic USA Schrade/Uncle Henry/Old Timer off fleabay is another one.

Be careful…..

I’ve read on a couple forums, that when Schrade / old timer went out of biz…

Soneobe bought up the left over USA stamped blades and sent to China to make finished knives…..

Is that true? 🤷🤷🤷🤷


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Originally Posted by MOGC
Originally Posted by teamprairiedog
Moore Maker

Who is making the Moore Maker knives nowadays? They always have some interesting patterns or handle materials. I do wish they would require heat treating their 1095 a couple points higher from their manufacturer's. They get dull pretty quick, easy to touch up but that's not always possible right away and it'd be better if the edge held longer while working with the knife.

It Was Queen?


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Originally Posted by MOGC
Originally Posted by teamprairiedog
Moore Maker

Who is making the Moore Maker knives nowadays? They always have some interesting patterns or handle materials. I do wish they would require heat treating their 1095 a couple points higher from their manufacturer's. They get dull pretty quick, easy to touch up but that's not always possible right away and it'd be better if the edge held longer while working with the knife.


They make at least 2 grades of folders. The ones with plastic grip scales have softer steel than the ones with natural material scales. My understanding is that they were made in Matador, TX.

My experience has been that they hold an edge very well. At least as good as an older Case and much better than Schrade. I have carried a moose pattern for 20 years or so. With the fur market being down the last several years I don't do as much skinning as I once did but I used a MM trapper pattern in the fur shed for a couple of seasons and it held an edge as good as any others that I've used and better than most but I stopped using it as I prefer a fixed blade for that work, a folder collects too much dirt, blood and fat in the handle.


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Queen, Camillus, Boker, Utica, Bear & Son have all made the Moore Maker knives at one time or another. Moore Maker doesn't make any knives on their own, they contract with other companies to have their name stamped on the knife. The older Queen built knives weren't bad knives and were the more expensive in the Moore Maker line up. Camillus built the working line up of less expensive knives. I don't know who they are contracting with nowadays.


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I've got a bunch of pocket knives from Case, Camillus, Buck and Schrade USA. There isn't much difference in edge holding between them. Case tend to be the best finished with Schrade the least. I ordered a Queen once years ago and it was poorly finished and fitted with lots of side to side blade wobble and gaps between scales and bolsters so sent it back. Disappointing considering the price.

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I have always carried buck creek and case the most. Last 10 years or so ive also carried a benchmade for more of a tool and to abuse a little more.



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Case would be my choice

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Case 6318 or a Buck301 or hit a flea market and buy a USA used Oldtimer by Schrade

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