The Northfield 82 Dixie Stockman Stag knives arrived and went into the store this AM.
They’re nice looking but the stag is rather mundane. Not a lot of texture or cragginess to it at all. Stag can vary greatly and if you’re into nice popcorn stag, these don’t seem to have it. This stag is smoother and even without the ‘texture’, it’s still a great looking knife.
I’ve heard a few complaints that the pull on the 82’s isn’t quite as stiff as some folks would like. Personally, I think (on the knives I’ve handled) the pull is pretty consistent with what I’d expect on a stockman in this medium size range. Without the half stop I don’t like an overly stiff pull.
While the Northfield 82 Dixie Stockman isn’t necessarily the knife I’d carry, I do like the size and weight of the knife. Maybe it’s just that I’ve seen so many of the smaller Barlow’s coming through in the past year or two this is a nice change.
We still have the Elderberry Jigged Bone Northfield 82 Dixie Stockman coming through. Those will be followed by the two blade 82 Possum Skinners