Team ropers’ choice of pocket knives.
Cory Petska

Cory Petska

Cory Petska

Pocket Knife: Case

Why? They’re old and good. My dad carried one. This is just one I bought at Teskey’s.

More: $56
teskeys.com
888-955-2955

A very traditional Case handle material, it is hard to surpass the look and feel that Chestnut Bone brings to a Case XX knife. Simple, yet elegant, very pleasing to the eye, you just can’t go wrong with this handle material.

Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay

Pocket Knife: Spyderco

Why? I carry my pocket knife with me every day. I carry it to cut open hay and if I ever get in a wreck—those are the two main reasons. I like my knife without a design because I’ve never seen one without the designs. When they put the designs on the knives, they have to add more metal to it, so it makes it thicker.

More: $140
spyderco.com
303-279-8383

The stainless steel Delica 4 fills your palm with a handful of steel yet doesn’t seem weighty or unwieldy. Knife Knuts who prefer something heavier and stouter seem to gravitate to steel-handled knives.

Ty Blasingame

Ty Blasingame

Ty Blasingame

Pocket Knife: Spyderco

Why? It’s kind of a mandatory thing to have if you need to cut your rope or cut strings off a hay bale. I won it at a memorial roping for a good friend of mine.

More: $140
spyderco.com
303-279-8383

(Same as Begay’s but with added detail.)

Aaron Tsinigine

Aaron Tsinigine

Aaron Tsinigine

Pocket Knife: Old Timers

Why? I carry a pocket knife in case I get in a bind. The label fell off of mine. I always carry a lighter, a pocket knife and chap stick in my pocket.

More: $23
btibrands.com
877-509-9160

The Gunstock Trapper Lockblade Folding Pocket Knife, 7Cr17, is made from high carbon stainless steel. It’s clip point blade offers a nail pull, and the Old Timer sawcut handles feature nickel silver bolsters, brass pins, and heat-treated back springs.

Buddy Hawkins II

Buddy Hawkins II

Buddy Hawkins II

Pocket Knife: Gerber Gear

Why? I was infatuated with pocket knives as a kid. Never been anywhere but a commercial flight without a knife my whole life. From Swiss Army knives to serrated multi-use tools, I always had a knife or three in my pocket. Five-year-old me would be embarrassed that 31-year-old me carries a single blade little bitty baby pocket knife around and can’t file my nails, tighten a screw or cut a wire.

More: $16
gerbergear.com
800-950-6161

Ripstop I–Serrated:
With a super-lightweight frame lock design, this knife delivers surprising strength and functionality. Opening and closing are a cinch with dual thumbstuds.

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