Bill Ruple Large 2-Blade Natural Stag Trapper, File-Worked Liners (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 knife is Brand New and just received directly from Bill.
This large two-blade Trapper features a clip point blade and a 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 scales are beautifully matched natural stag with rich color and figure. The bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners, pins, and Federal shield. Note that Bill has embellished the Federal shield with a shadow line. Bill has also done some absolutely impeccable file-work on the outside liners, as well as the center liner, on the back of the handle. Bill's tolerances, and fit and finish, are second to none. Bill has stamped "RUPLE" in script, his new maker's mark, on the ricasso of the clip point blade. Both blades lock up tight with no play, and the blades are well-centered between their respective liners. Bill does the "walk-and-talk" like very few can. This knife is new from Bill. Comes in a padded, zippered RUPLE case.
Condition: New from the maker.
- Overall length: 7 3/8"
- Blade length: 3 1/4" (each blade)
- Closed length: 4 1/8"