Bill Ruple Damascus and Stag, Large Two-Blade Saddlehorn Trapper (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 large two blade Stag Saddlehorn Trapper features a clip point blade and a spey blade, both of Devin Thomas Feather Stainless Damascus. Bill has stated that in order to get the center pattern of the feather, he has to cut away a good portion of the outer part of the steel bar. It is a costly process and very time consuming - but as you can see from the photos - it is well worth it! Both blades have half stops. The clip point has a large straight nail nick, and the spey blade has a smaller, yet ample nail nick. The front and rear bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as is the liners. Absolutely impeccable file-work highlights the entire backspacer. The scales are two extremely well matched, and highly figured slabs of amber stag. There is an inlaid blank large oval shield on the presentation side, ready for engraving. Both blades lock up tight with no play, and the blade seating of each is dead center in their respective liners. The fit and finish on Bill's knives are second to none. This is truly one of Bill's best! Previously owned, and in mint condition. It will come in a padded, zippered pouch.
Condition: Previously owned. Mint.
Never used, carried or sharpened.
- Overall length: 7 3/4"
- Blade length: 3 3/8" (both the trapper and spey blades)
- Closed length: 4 3/8"