Meet Bobcat John. He Sells Knives To Oil Workers. by 2 below zero published on 2012/04/07 19:43:31 +0000 Bobcat John is a 57-year-old man from Idaho who came to the oil patch with his pickup truck and a trailer full of knives. His mission: Sell knives — all kinds of knives — to oil workers. Producer Todd Melby caught up with him in New Town, North Dakota.