Bill Ruple Split-Back 3-Blade Canoe Whittler, Fossilized Scales

Bill Ruple Split-Back 3-Blade Canoe Whittler, Fossilized Scales

$1,650.00
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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 3-blade Split-Back Canoe Whittler is one of the more challenging builds that Bill makes.  All the blades are CPM-154 stainless steel.  The main blade is a Spearpoint grind, and the other two are Spey and Sheepsfoot blades.  The design, and the way they fit together requires amazingly tight tolerances.  And it is perfect in every way!  Each blade has a half-stop, and features Bill's signature walk-and-talk.  The front and rear bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the liners, pins, backspring, and bowtie shield (sometimes referred to as a bar or gimp shield).  The handle scales are two beautiful pieces of fossilized material, well-matched, with nice color and grains.  All the blades lock up tight with no play, and the blade seating of each is spot-on.  Nice comfortable nail nicks all the way around, with firm yet easy pulls.  Comes in a Ruple padded, zippered case.

Condition:  New from the Maker

  • Spearpoint Blade length:                    2 5/8"
  • Spey and Sheepsfoot Blade lengths:  1 7/8"
  • Closed length:                                     3 5/8"