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The Hobo Knife

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Stainless steel body with black nylon carrying case.

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Knife can be disassembled into separate eating utensils, and quickly re-assembled into a locking blade pocket knife.

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The Hobo Knife measures 3.75" closed and 7" open.

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The Hobo Knife

Every bit as applicable now as it was way back when it was deployed by the famous American migrant workers and vagabonds of the early 20th century, the hobo knife is a prerequisite for any outing or ramble.

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Every bit as applicable now as it was way back when it was deployed by the famous American migrant workers and vagabonds of the early 20th century, the hobo knife is a prerequisite for any outing or ramble.

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Every bit as applicable now as it was way back when it was deployed by the famous American migrant workers and vagabonds of the early 20th century, the hobo knife is a prerequisite for any outing or ramble. Throw one in the glove compartment, favorite pack, or the tackle box and when the chow bell rings you'll arrive primed and ready. Employing a "slot and tab" mechanism the Hobo can be effortlessly disassembled into separate eating utensils, and quickly re-assembled into an effective locking blade pocket knife.

Specs
  • 3.75" (closed), 7" (open)
  • Three-in-one utensils
Materials
  • Stainless steel
  • Black nylon carry case
Notes
  • Knife, fork, spoon combination knives such as this have been employed as early as the 17th century and the slot and tab style combination utensil knives were notably popular with Federal troops in the Civil War. A legendary American knife maker, Ka-bar™ has outfitted outdoorsmen, hunters, soldiers, and hobos for well over a century.
In The Field
The Hobo Knife

Picinguaba, Brazil. Spring, 2016. Photo by Christina Holmes.

History

The hobo knife has been a go-to knife pattern since the early 1900’s. We did a little digging and came up with an assortment of vintage manufacturers, designs, and styles. The design has changed very little since the early 1900s. It’s hard to improve on such a perfectly simple design. The hobo knife contains exactly what’s needed, no more, no less. There’s a reason this style of knife has endured for as long as it has.