Bill Ruple Large 3-Blade Amber Stag Stockman, 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 knife is Brand New and just received directly from Bill.
This large three-blade Stockman features a Clip Point blade, a Sheepsfoot blade, and a Spey blade, all made from CPM 154 stainless steel. All the blades have half stops, and are flush in all positions. All the blades have ample nail nicks with firm, smooth pulls. The scales are beautifully matched amber stag with rich color and figure. The bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners, pins, and Arrowhead shield (with shadow line). Bill's tolerances, and fit and finish, are second to none. Bill has stamped "RUPLE" in italics, his new maker's mark, on the ricasso of the clip point blade. All the blades lock up tight with no play, and the blades are perfectly seated within the well of the handle. 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.
- Clip point blade length: 3 3/8"
- Sheepsfoot / Spey length: 2 3/8" (each blade)
- Closed length: 4 3/8"