When I was a teenager the Stockman was my preferred pocket knife. Usually a Uncle Henry or Old Timer, and then mainly due to the warranty. I lost a knife one time, carelessness on my part, when fishing with a buddy in one of the streams that, back then, actually held native trout. The company replaced my knife free of charge, and won some serious customer loyalty. Since then I've carried a fairly large variety of knives in my pockets, and still, on occasion, a Stockman pattern. Currently my preference is for an older Schrade, which I tend to keep in my dopp kit when I travel. A couple months ago I was lucky enough to win a GAW hosted by Woodrow F Call on these pages. The prize was a new Case Stockman in Amber Bone, and it's a very good looking knife. Thanks again, Woodrow! I carried this knife for a few weeks, and then went back to my older friend. I sat and thought about this, and came to a couple conclusions as to what I like about the knives I carry and use in general. So, since talking this kind of stuff with my family makes them roll their eyes and go on with conversations about really important stuff, I figured I bore you all with this drivel. As you can see from the photo above, the Case is a larger knife. The Schrade is right at 3 5/8" and fits my (preferred) watch pocket carry much better. I don't usually carry anything in my right front pocket, so a knife in there has a tendency to move around. I find the rounded bolsters much more comfortable; finding a sharp corner on a bumpy road is less than pleasant when it's in your pocket. . . [/IMG] My biggest issue with the Case is the main (clip) blade. It's too thick and wide to make the cuts the slimmer Schrade can. It is a lot better at heavier cuts, but I don't need that as often. I don't fish as much as I used to but I find for slicing food the slimmer blade cuts easier. I admit that I did like the big sheepsfoot blade though. Very handy for opening stuff. One thing I'm not fully decided on is the position of the nail nicks. Having both the shorter blades nicked on the same side seems to be a good idea. But if you're putting the sheepsfoot's nick on that side I'd think you could lower it and cut down on the profile (overall height) of the knife. Part of that may be because they don't move the spey blade as deep into the body of the knife as the Schrade does. Doing that, with a little relief for the nail nick, might allow the sheepsfoot to drop lower, and then having both nicks on that side would have more value. I like the Case. It's a very nice knife. But it's just too big for me to carry all the time. Still, it needs use, so one of my nephews is going to get lucky when I see them this summer. Every boy should have a Case knife in their pocket.