Bill Ruple Large 2-Blade Trapper, Devin Thomas Damascus, Blade Show 2019 (SOLD)

Bill Ruple Large 2-Blade Trapper, Devin Thomas Damascus, Blade Show 2019 (SOLD)

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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 Stag Trapper comes directly from Bill at the 2019 Blade Show.  It features a clip point blade and a spey blade, both of Devin Thomas stainless Damascus.  Both blades have half stops.  Both blades have ample nail nicks for their firm, yet smooth pulls.  The stag scales are deeply contoured and richly colored - some of the nicest around.  The bolster is 416 stainless steel, as are the liners.  Bill has put a series of 5 fine shadow lines on the bolster, to give the knife a classier, upscale look.  The liners, lined lanyard hole, and bomb shield are also 416 stainless steel.  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 his knives are second to none.  Bill does the "walk-and-talk" like very few can.  Comes in a padded, zippered Ruple case.

Condition:  New from the Maker

  • Overall length:  7 7/8"
  • Blade length:    3 1/2" (both the clip point and spey)
  • Closed length:  4 3/8"