Jason Ritchie Sambar Stag Wharncliffe Trapper Slip-Joint Folding Knife (SOLD)

Jason Ritchie Sambar Stag Wharncliffe Trapper Slip-Joint Folding Knife (SOLD)

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Jason Ritchie is from Hanover, Illinois. He is a former Marine and has spent the last 20 years as a full-time Railroad Signalman.  As a part-time traditional slip-joint knifemaker, he built his first knife in 2020.  Jason got started in the knife industry by doing production knife handle modifications to Case and Great Eastern Cutlery knives a year earlier.  To look at and handle one of Jason’s knives you would never know he has only been making knives for a couple of years, let alone the fact that he is self-taught.  His work is that of a much more experienced knifemaker. Jason draws his inspiration from the late, great Tony Bose, as well as from Reese Bose.  His attention to detail and fit-and-finish are testament to his commitment to his craft.  Jason is one of those new makers who should be on every slip-joint collector’s radar.  Windy City Knives is privileged to work with Jason.

This is Jason Ritchie’s two-blade Wharncliffe Trapper slip-joint folding knife.  This is a Tony Bose pattern.  Both the clip point and Wharncliffe blades are hand ground from CPM154 stainless steel, with a hand-rubbed satin finish and cryogenically treated and tested at 60/61 HRC.  The relieved liners, integral bolsters, Federal shield and pins are all 410 stainless steel.  The scales are Premium Sambar Stag.  Both blades have ample nail nicks for secure, smooth and firm pulls.  Both blades have half-stops and are tight in the open position, and each sit centered between their respective liners when closed.  Of note is the fact that Jason has also jeweled the liners.  And do take note of the photo of the spine of the handle - it looks like a solid piece - virtually seamless!  Nice walk and talk too!  Included with the knife is a Horween Leather slip made by HW Leather, padded zippered case and Jason’s COA.

Condition:  New from the Maker

  • Overall length:             6 3/8"
  • Blade length (each):    2 3/4"
  • Closed length:             3 5/8"