The Sowbelly knife was an everyday day knife which was popular with ranchers, farmers and anyone needing a robust and durable knife. The Stockman configuration was traditionally used for castrating and spaying farm animals. The name sowbelly comes from it’s obvious curved “pig’s belly” appearance.
This knife’s shape rested easily in the pocket and didn’t easily snag. is a heavy-duty version of the popular Stockman knife pattern. The sag of the belly makes it a nice handling knife as well. The traditional “Stockman” configuration is a large Clip, Sheepfoot and Spey blade. For my configurations, I prefer the Wharncliffe over the sheepfoot.
Sowbelly double-bladed base pricing starting at $375
Sowbelly “Stockman” base pricing starting at $475
- Clip blade with half-stops: clip length 2.849″, spey length 2.006″, wharncliffe length 2.023″
- Closed length of sowbelly 3.606″; open lengths will vary depending on blade configuration
- Secondary and third blades with half stops. traditional or modified choices include wharncliffe, sheepsfoot, spey, coping or Razorbeak* (see description below)
- 416 stainless steel dovetailed bolsters and pins, finish is polished or satin
- 410 stainless steel mill-relieved liners finish is polished or satin
- Blade steel commonly offered D2, 440C, CPM-154, S30V
- Blades are flat or hollow ground, heat treated and tempered to 58-60 RC
- Signature custom made arrowhead shield is available
- With your custom order we can discuss handle material options and pricing. Presentation grade stag, mother-of-pearl, abalone and other exotic handle materials are subject to price and availability. You can also supply your own material if you have something special you want used. I also do my own color dye and jigging.
**Included is an Ed Kramp handmade presentation box in choice of walnut or poplar
Embellishments like file-work, personalized blade etching (names, logos, symbols, images, etc) please contact for more information.
This Ed Kramp knife was presented to me as a retirement gift and I love it. It’s beautiful, useful, and extremely well-crafted—after months of heavy use, the blade is still sharp. The custom engraving makes it special. If I’m wearing pants, I have this knife on me. It’s an heirloom and I’m sure it’ll be my son’s someday.