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A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 pm
by Mainerd72
My father gave my great uncle this 65-69 Stockman the year I was born. My great uncle carried the knife everyday for 34 years. He always used the sheepsfoot blade to cut bulls in the spring and the spey blade for general use. My father estimated the sheepsfoot blade had castrated roughly 800-900 bulls. I'll take it out of the box just to feel his presence. He was as much like John Wayne as these parts ever knew, he even looked a little like The Duke, in my eyes anyways

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:38 pm
by cudgee
Mainerd72 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 pm
My father gave my great uncle this 65-69 Stockman the year I was born. My great uncle carried the knife everyday for 34 years. He always used the sheepsfoot blade to cut bulls in the spring and the spey blade for general use. My father estimated the sheepsfoot blade had castrated roughly 800-900 bulls. I'll take it out of the box just to feel his presence. He was as much like John Wayne as these parts ever knew, he even looked a little like The Duke, in my eyes anyways
Great looking knife with a unique history. The fact that is was used as intended, as a stock knife, is rare these days. Welcome to the forum. ::handshake::

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 pm
by Mainerd72
Thanks man great to be here. Just feeling my way around lol ::handshake::

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:18 pm
by herbva
Beautiful knife with a great history! Thanks for sharing. Poor bulls. ::teary_eyes::

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 pm
by jmh58
Great story and a KOOL knife!! NICE!!! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::
John :D

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:35 am
by Mainerd72
herbva wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Beautiful knife with a great history! Thanks for sharing. Poor bulls. ::teary_eyes::
Thank you!

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:38 am
by Mainerd72
jmh58 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Great story and a KOOL knife!! NICE!!! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::
John :D
Thank y'all, he actually only lost the knife once that we know of. It was found beside the mailbox that evening I believe.

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:47 am
by Mumbleypeg
Great family heirloom, to be treasured for sure. Appears to be a well loved knife, used as it was made to be used.. ::tu::

Welcome to AAPK.

Ken

Re: A Farmers Stockman

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:06 am
by Mainerd72
Thank you Ken that 65-69 metal was hard to beat in my book. I know some folks say the metals were the same but I believe it's a little better. Make maybe 3 backwards strope swipes across a fine stone and its razor sharp again,
Mainerd