Bill Ruple 2-Blade Large Amber Stag Trapper, Slip-Joint Knife (SOLD)
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
This Bill Ruple large two-blade Trapper features a hand-rubbed Clip Point blade and Spey blade, both made from CPM-154 stainless steel. Both blades have half stops. Both blades have ample nail nicks with firm, smooth pulls. The handle scales are two beautifully matched and richly colored pieces of presentation grade Amber Stag. The front and rear bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners and pins. The outer liners are integral to the bolsters. The diamond-shaped shield is also 416 stainless. Bill has done some beautiful matching file-work on the outer liners, and a different pattern file-work on the center liner. Bill's tolerances, and fit and finish, are second to none. Bill has also stamped "RUPLE" on the ricasso of the clip point blade. Both blades lock up tight and are centered between their respective liners. Comes in a padded, zippered RUPLE case, along with a leather slip made by Kimberly Swenson, Luke Swenson’s better half.
Condition: New from the Maker
- Overall length: 7 3/4"
- Blade length: 3 1/4" (each blade)
- Closed length: 4 1/2"