Is this true? Based on what criteria?

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by mnblade, Sep 11, 2000.

  1. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    I noticed on the Schrade web site that they label the 340T Middleman stockman knife as "America's #1 selling pocket knife." Just curious, is this true? Based on what criteria? Just how many folks are toting these great Old Timers around?
  2. Leef


    Nov 16, 1999
    That's an easy statement to believe. This knife is in nearly every Wal-mart, K-Mart, hardware, feed-n-seed, and rural general store in America. The three bladed stockman design is IMHO the most practical pocket knife available. No the blade doesn't lock and its not "tactical" but it will do 99.9% of what a pocket knife should be used for. I know that my Father, Brother, Son, and I all carry one.
  3. johno


    Aug 12, 1999
    I too consider a stockman a very practical knife to carry. Although the OT medium stockman is my knife for international travel I prefer a large stockman, currently a slim premium, for daily carry. An Old Timer camp/boy scout knife in carbon steel would be nice, as would a traditional 4in or so straight hunter.
  4. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Absolutely it's a great knife and a practical knife to carry. But what I want to know is, how did Schrade determine it to be "America's #1 selling pocketknife?" To be honest, I'm guessing the Victorinox Classic sells more than any pocketknife in the world. Even here in the U.S.
    Again, I'm NOT criticizing Schrade or the stockman pattern in general, I'm just curious who and how they came up with this ranking.
  5. Hoodoo


    Aug 18, 1999
    If I was guessing, I would guess the Schrade over the SAK classic, especially if they count over time. Most of my Old Timers were purchased back in the 60s and early 70s. Guess that makes me kind of an old timer too. [​IMG]

    BTW, one think that impresses me about these knives is that they seem to have more persistence than the Energizer Bunny. In this day and age of rapidly changing knife designs, the Old Timer, Buck, and Case stockmans, etc. still seem to be available everywhere. Which is good because I'm about due for a new stockman. My whittlin' knife is getting a little worn, kinda like me. [​IMG]


    Why dost thou whet thy knife so earnestly?

    The Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene I.

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