Bill Ruple 2-Blade Premium Stag BARLOW Slip-Joint Folding 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 quickly! This Barlow is new from Bill at the 2022 Blade Show.
This 2-blade Barlow is a classic slip-joint knife pattern. Both blades are CPM-154 stainless steel. The primary blade is a Spearpoint, and the secondary blade is a Pen blade. Bill is known for his outstanding fit and finish and walk and talk, and they are all front and center on this knife. His tolerances are tight, and the knife is perfectly executed. The bolster, liners, pins and backspring are all 416 stainless steel. The handle scales are two beautiful pieces of well-matched natural premium stag, with nice color and texture. Both blades lock up tight with no play, and the seating of each blade is spot-on in their respective liners. The Spearpoint blade features a long pull, and the Pen blade has a nail nick. Both have comfortable and firm, yet easy pulls. Comes in a padded Ruple padded, zippered case.
- Spearpoint Blade length: 2 3/4"
- Pen Blade length: 2 1/4"
- Closed length: 3 1/2"