Elusive Trapper

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Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 am

Finally got it!
I've been looking for one of these for several years.
It's a Western S-693 single blade trapper. :D
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby treefarmer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:15 am

That's a great looking knife and interesting trapper. ::hmm:: I've seen several older Case 48 slimlines with only the spay blade and wondered about the purpose of it. It seems to start a cut on a critter to remove his hide, one would need a pointed blade, the clip blade, at least to begin the process. ::shrug::
What is your understanding of your new Western's purpose?
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 am

treefarmer wrote:That's a great looking knife and interesting trapper. ::hmm:: I've seen several older Case 48 slimlines with only the spay blade and wondered about the purpose of it. It seems to start a cut on a critter to remove his hide, one would need a pointed blade, the clip blade, at least to begin the process. ::shrug::
What is your understanding of your new Western's purpose?
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This blade is more of a drop point. Not a clip or a spey. I just liked it because it's different. After having it in hand I'm sure it would be a very effective skinner or general utility knife.

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby philco » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:48 am

Ken that's a nice looking knife. ::tu::

Congrats on finally nabbing one.

Is it stainless ?
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby TigerWolf_Rosebud » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 am

Im a huge Western knife fan! Your knives is a great example of an uncommon pattern. I am pretty heavy into deer hunting and process all of my own venison and I own dozens of Skinner's, modern and vintage. I have a Western BOA that I can get razor blade sharp in very little time. I have turned on many friends and family members to Vintage Western knives and always on the lookout for more. In my opinion , Western set the standard for carbon steel quality!

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby gino » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:33 am

It is a version of a drop point blade and it also come in a version that has a liner lock much like a electricians knife or scout knife
I owned one of each somewhere around 20 years ago and like most of the knives I’ve sold I regret it
Nice knife Ken and thanks for showing it I haven’t thought about it in a while
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:12 am

Congratulations on obtaining one of your "hard to find" knives. I've never seen a Trapper with that blade - nice knife. OH
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby knife-nut » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:46 pm

I have always liked this pattern too. Does it have delrin handles? If i could find one with bone or stag handles, it would be my every day carry knife. Nice knife. Mark.

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 pm

I like that, it's like a trapper handle with a sodbuster blade.
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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby XX Case XX » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:52 pm

ken98k wrote:Finally got it!
I've been looking for one of these for several years.
It's a Western S-693 single blade trapper. :D
western trapper.jpg

If you don't mind me being nosey, it seems you were very intent on finding one of these. Any particular reason why? Is it part of a set or is it something that just really caught your eye the first time you saw one?

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:31 pm

philco wrote:Ken that's a nice looking knife. ::tu::

Congrats on finally nabbing one.

Is it stainless ?

Carbon steel

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:40 pm

XX Case XX wrote:
ken98k wrote:Finally got it!
I've been looking for one of these for several years.
It's a Western S-693 single blade trapper. :D
western trapper.jpg

If you don't mind me being nosey, it seems you were very intent on finding one of these. Any particular reason why? Is it part of a set or is it something that just really caught your eye the first time you saw one?___________Mike


I have quite a few trappers but no Western brand trappers and none with this blade shape. This pattern caught my eye a few years ago but the price was too high. I see them occasionally with liner locks and racoon etchings on the blade but they're not as slim nor simple.

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:42 pm

knife-nut wrote:I have always liked this pattern too. Does it have delrin handles? If i could find one with bone or stag handles, it would be my every day carry knife. Nice knife. Mark.

This one is delrin, bone would be nice but I'm not sure if they offered it in bone.

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby ken98k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm

KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:I like that, it's like a trapper handle with a sodbuster blade.

Similar to a sodbuster but less upsweep on the cutting edge and more drop on the back.

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Re: Elusive Trapper

Postby gino » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 pm

Ken
I have come across a handful of these over the years and I’ve only seen them in the same tower and handle nothing else sorry to say
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