Ploppert, Tom

Tom lives in Cullman, Alabama with his wife and 4 children. He is graduate of Auburn University and runs his own business, on top of making some of the finest slip joints available. Tom bought his first custom slip joint from Pat West and Pat suggested Tom buy a grinder and start making knives. A few years later he met Bill Ruple, who is the inspiration behind Tom's knife passion. Tom made his first slip joint in April 2009. Later that year he attended a slip joint class instructed by Bill Ruple and Rusty Preston. This was a big step forward in his knife career. Over the last few years, Tony Bose has been a big influence in Tom's knife building. Without Tony's help, Tom would have never been able to build a lock back whittler. Tony is a generous and kind man. Tom has won many awards including Best New Maker at Blade 2013.

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  1. Zulu with Ebony Covers
    Zulu with Ebony Covers
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 10/16/18
    Price: $945.00
  2. Dino Slipjoint with Rag Micarta Covers
    Dino Slipjoint with Rag Micarta Covers
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 10/10/18
    Price: $1,045.00
  3. Lanny's Clip with Jigged Bone
    Lanny's Clip with Jigged Bone
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 08/17/18
    Price: $795.00
  4. Damasteel and Carbon Fiber Slipjoint
    Damasteel and Carbon Fiber Slipjoint
    By: Ploppert, Tom, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 07/19/18
    Price: $1,425.00
  5. Slipjoint - Rag Micarta
    Slipjoint - Rag Micarta
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 03/27/18
    Price: $1,095.00
  6. Remington 1306 Lockback
    Remington 1306 Lockback
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 04/03/17
    Price: $1,250.00
  7. Zulu Spear
    Zulu Spear
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 03/16/12
    Price: $875.00
  8. Sowbelly Trapper
    Sowbelly Trapper
    By: Ploppert, Tom
    Date Added: 03/09/12
    Price: $975.00

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