Got my Canal Street Half Moon Trapper

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by RetiredGuns, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. RetiredGuns


    Mar 13, 2009
    I debated over a handful of knives and with a little help from some fellow forumites decided to get a Canal Street Half Moon Trapper with Autumn Sunset smooth bone scales. I wanted a 3.5"-3.75" single blade and it's a really neat, classic looking pocket knife. Love the color. I got #16 of 28. The pics are in the garage so not so nice and my fingerprints are everywhere!




  2. navihawk


    Feb 21, 2006
    Congrats. It's a nice gents knife.They have great boxes too.


    Dec 29, 2008
    Awesome knife, good for you!

    I love CS knives, they are made so well with great F&F.
  4. Shore08


    Sep 3, 2008
    Very nice! In the garage, so it's a user?
  5. RetiredGuns


    Mar 13, 2009
    It really needs to be user. I look at it a bit different than the knives with all the printing on the blades and etching everywhere. It's really simple and just wants to cut! It will probably be a light shop/Sunday duds knife.
  6. Shore08


    Sep 3, 2008
    That's cool, I'm glad to hear it. I don't own any safe queens myself, but I also don't own any of the higher end or customs like some of the guys, so it's easy for me to say I use all mine :D
  7. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I really like my half moon trapper. I use mine mostly as a Sunday knife.
    the 14-4 CrMo is made by Latrobe Steel and has the same composition as 154CM. It takes a nice edge and holds it well.

  8. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Nice pick-up!:thumbup: One thing that I really like about them is the blade to handle ratio; I know it's just an optical illusion but sometimes I'll swear that the blade actually seems longer than the handle (look at the second pic as an example).
  9. rifon2


    Oct 9, 2005
    I think the half moon trapper is one of the nicest single blade slippies around.

    Great choice, enjoy. :thumbup:
  10. neeman


    Apr 5, 2007
    A fine knife, I have on in Olive Wood
    It sharpens very well and stays sharp
    At 3 3/4" the blade lenght is the same as a Case 4 1/8" slimline trapper

    I use mine for food and carry it in my backpocket held up right in a Ron leather back pocket slip
  11. wintermute

    wintermute Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Beauty! How's the springs? I want one but I've heard that sometimes their springs are a bit on the weak side.
  12. nphelps4130


    Aug 23, 2006
    Nice knife! Thanks for posting the pictures.
    I need to get one of these... I have been looking at the olive wood.
  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Very nice!! :thumbup: The handles almost glow on that knife.
  14. neeman


    Apr 5, 2007
    If you are a fan of Canal, they are soft :)
    But they hold the blade well
  15. RetiredGuns


    Mar 13, 2009
    The spring is not too soft but definitely more so than the Swayback jack! This is not necessarily a bad thing after opening that Case for a week. :)

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