If you’re looking for a nice, daily-carry Stockman, you might enjoy this Gerber. And Amazon’s currently offering it for just $20.10 — about $5 to $10 less than we find it normally priced elsewhere. Like virtually all Stockman-pattern knives, this one includes a large clip-point blade, plus a smaller drop-point and sheepsfoot. Unusually, this Stockman includes a lock-back, though we suspect only the clip point locks. (If you own one and know for sure, drop us a line.)
Though originally meant for trimming sheep hooves, the sheepsfoot blade works beautifully for slicing open boxes or performing surgery on a model decal. We’re particularly fond of the clip-point for cutting a hot-dog in half at the stadium. And everyone knows how useful the drop-point can be. Plus, the stag gives it a rustic appearance, which often appeals to us for general-use knives.
Of course, Sean will disagree. He’s not a fan of multi-blades for common carry, preferring instead a simple single that’s smaller, yet offers a larger blade. Incredibly, he’s convinced me to do the same. (I commonly carried a Stockman for years before I met him.) But I’ll still always picture a Stockman when I think “pocket knife” because my father carried one.