I've been known to spend a few yuan to get a new delivery when money was tight.
My favorite so far is a Roper trapper in 1065, which cost me about the same as your stockman.
That particular steel - which I bought simply because an arrogant mod on another big knife forum claimed was totally unsuited to pocket kinves - takes on a really ugly patina.
OTOH, A.G. Russell has subsequently started selling these knives, and he says: " Made from tough 1065 Carbon Steel at 58-60 Rc., they will hold an edge longer and will be easier to re-sharpen, than modern day stainless steels. You can dig out your granddad's old Arkansas Stone and keep them sharp the old fashioned way."