Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Last time I had a stockman pocketknife, I was 10 years old. After searching and researching for months, I saw a Labor Day sale and decided I should try a stockman again. Went back and forth between Case and Buck...after reading enough posts with Case stockman quality issues, I went with a Buck 303. Here it is pictured with my stockman knives from 40+ years ago. Gotta admit...they're both pretty ugly, but to a 10 year old kid, they were golden! Buck 303 Pros -- Personally, I like the black and silver look and the rougher finish of the blades. Blades were shaving sharp out of the box. All three blades fit well and open with ease. Good snap. Seems like a working knife which is what I was looking for. Good knife for the price! Buck 303 Cons -- Worry a little about the ease of pull. If it stays the same, great...if it weakens, not good. Overall shape is definitely "blocky"...this is not a sleek, refined stockman. Probably can't carry with some pairs of pants.