"Bonanza" episode
Season 3, Episode 22
Ep.# in Series: 88
Air date February 18, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by William Witney
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Gift of Water
Next Episode:
The Guilty
External links
The Jackknife on IMDb
The Jackknife on


The Cartwrights go hunting for a gang of cattle rustlers. Adam comes across an injured man, Matthew Grant, who he assumes is one of the thieves. Knowing that Ben will shoot the criminal on sight, Adam tries to convince Grant to confess to his crimes and turn himself over to the authorities.


Searching for missing Ponderosa cattle, Adam Cartwright stops to aid injured rancher, Matt Grant, takes him home and stays to help his wife and son while he recovers. But Adam doesn't know that Matt is part of a gang of rustlers responsible for the missing cattle, and now that Adam can identify him, they want him dead before their next job.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The CartwrightsEdit



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Ein Taschenmesser für Jody", meaning "A Jack Knife for Jody".




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Bonanza The Jackknife

See alsoEdit

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