Bill Ruple Large Stag MUSKRAT, Double Bolstered, 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
This two-blade large Muskrat pattern folding knife features two (2) clip point blades of equal length, both made from CPM 154 stainless steel with hand rubbed satin finishes. Both blades have half stops. And both have firm, yet smooth pulls. The scales are well-mated. They are highly figured and richly colored dark amber stag. I don't typically photograph knives with the camera flash. However, with this knife I did a couple (last 2 photos) in order to better see the stag. The double bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners, pins, and oval shield. Bill has done some fine, tasteful file-work on the liners. Bill's tolerances, and fit and finish, are second to none. Bill has stamped "RUPLE" on the ricassos of each blade. Both blades lock up tight with no play, and the blade seating of each is perfectly aligned in the handle trough with one other. There is no liner between the blades. Comes in a padded, zippered RUPLE case.
Condition: One previous owner
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Blade length (each): 3 3/8"
- Closed length: 4 3/8"
- Overall length (fully opened): 11 1/4"