Bill Ruple 2-Blade Antique Westinghouse Micarta Trapper Slip-Joint Folding Knife

Bill Ruple 2-Blade Antique Westinghouse Micarta Trapper Slip-Joint Folding Knife

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Bill Ruple is a master at making slip joint folders.  He has taught and inspired so many knifemakers on how to make folding knives, that it's almost impossible to list them.  You have to hold one of Bill's knives to truly appreciate the fit and finish, and his attention to detail.  He has been making knives since 1988.  The quality of his knives has been consistent throughout his career.  He has made knives with from one to five blades.  No matter what he makes or what show he attends, he always sells out - and quickly!

This large two-blade Trapper features a Clip Point blade with a slight recurved edge and a Spey blade, both made from CPM 154 stainless steel.   Both blades have half stops.  Both blades have ample nail nicks with firm, yet smooth pulls.  The scales are Antique Westinghouse Micarta that have begun to take on a rich color and patina.  The front and rear bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners and pins.  The arrowhead shield is Black Micarta.  The contrast of the black shield against the Westinghouse gives the knife a "dress" look and provides for a very classy carry.  The transition from backsprings to blade spines is near seamless - it's difficult to see where one stops and the other starts.  Bill's tolerances, and fit and finish, are second to none.  Bill has stamped "RUPLE" in script on the ricasso of the clip point blade.  Both blades lock up tight with no play, and the blades are nicely seated between their respective liners.  Bill does the "walk-and-talk" like very few can.  This knife is previously owned and in excellent condition.  Comes in a Ruple padded, zippered case.

Condition:  Previously Owned.  Excellent.

                    Never used, carried or sharpened.

  • Overall length:  7 3/4"
  • Blade length:    3 1/2" (each blade)
  • Closed length:  4 1/4"