A heavy, knife with rounded ends, two springs, and three, or rarely four, blades. A few have three springs and are called “three-spring” cattle knives. One of the blades will be a spey or sheepfoot, and punch blades are common but not required. Most often made on an equal end frame (above), they can also be found in other patterns. A similar blade configuration on a serpentine frame is a Stockman or Stock Knife.
Cattle Knife on Surveyor pattern frame
Cattle Knife on Swell Center Serpentine pattern frame