Traditionals: pocket knives your grandfather used to carry
Traditional pocket knives are gentleman's knives with classic, traditional designs. Hence the name! The type of pocket knives that make you reminisce about the old days. They make for great gifts and are very collectable. The biggest brands in this field are: Case Knives, Rough Ryder, Böker, Schrade, Lionsteel and there are of course many more.
Within the Traditional pocket knife world, people often talk about patterns. These are the main categories, within which you will find different types of knives. There really are a huge number of different types of pocket knives that belong in the Traditional category. The 5 most popular of these patterns are the Trapper, the Barlow, the Stockman, the Peanut and the Sod Buster.
These patterns have evolved because specific types of knives are suitable for specific applications. Of course, each application has unique requirements for a knife. You will find all our Traditional pocket knives here. Looking for a slipjoint that is not necessarily a Traditional? You can find all our slipjoints here.