Toby Hill Two-Blade Stag Trapper Slip-Joint Folding Knife, File-Worked Liners / Backspring (SOLD)
Toby Hill has now been making knives for more than 5 years. His knives do not reflect the relatively short time he has been at it. They have become increasingly more refined, with a higher level of attention to detail and functionality. They are the work of a much more seasoned slip-joint and lock-back knifemaker. No wonder, Toby learned to make knives from none other than Bill Ruple, a master at making traditional patterned folders. Toby's work is clean, and he has a great eye. Toby has definitely become an accomplished knifemaker in his own right. This knife is Brand New and direct from Toby's shop in Pleasanton, TX.
Toby calls this knife a "Three-Quarter" Trapper because it somewhat smaller in size compared to his typical full-sized Trapper. It features a CPM-154 stainless steel Clip Point blade and a Spey blade, with nicely matched natural stag scales and an inlaid 416 stainless steel oval shield on the presentation side. The front and rear bolsters are 416 stainless steel, as are the pins and liners. Toby has done some very tasteful, fine file-work on the outer liners, with complimenting Vine and Thorns file-work on the backspring. Both blades have half-stops, lock up tight with no play, and each blade is seated centered between their respective liners. Nice comfortable nicks, with smooth, even pulls. Great walk-and-talk from the "student" of the master. Comes in a Hill Knives padded, zippered case.
Condition: New from the maker
- Overall length: 6 1/4"
- Blade length: 2 3/4" (each blade)
- Closed length: 3 1/2"