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Home Products Vorpal Prototype


This Vorpal Prototype by Ben Tendick features a tumbled spear point blade with sharpened top edge, .213" blade stock and 1.190" blade depth, full tang construction. The handle has black canvas micarta scales with tube pins. Comes with a kydex sheath. Prototype on spine of blade. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 5.75

Overall Length 11.625

Closed Length 5.25

Weight (oz) 11

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material 154 CM

Blade Details Dagger, Drop Point, Spear Point

Handle Material Micarta

Other Details Tactical

About the Maker

Tendick, Ben
Tendick, Ben

"My name is Ben Tendick, and I am BRT Bladeworks, located in beautiful Eugene Oregon. I am a full time knifemaker, making custom/handmade knives in many styles. I started making knives back in October of 2010. Most of my work is 100% sole authorship. From blades, to handles, sheaths, and heat treat I do it all. On certain projects, such as Tomahawks and other difficult to cut parts, I will have a local waterjet company cut the profile of the blades for me."

Maringer, Tom

Tom Maringer made knives and swords professionally full-time from 1977 to 1994, completing about 910 blades, of which some 69 were over 18" in blade length and thus were classified as swords. During the 1980's and early 1990's Tom's work, primarily swords and daggers, were frequently shown in Ken Warner's Annual Knife Editions Books. Tom is well known for his swords, wire-wrapped handles and Kydex® sheaths. He quit making swords and knives in 1994 and went on to other types of work.

Carey, Kyle

My name is Kyle Carey, I am 18 years old and am the youngest child of Peter Carey the knifemaker. My dad and I spend a lot of time in his knife shop especially during the summers when I'm not in school and not wakeboarding or dirt bike riding. I've always helped my dad in his shop or the garage working on cars, motorcycles, boats or his welding equipment and most recently helping him with his knives. My dad has taught all his kids to be able to work with our hands, to work hard and to take pride in our work. I help my dad in his knife shop by cutting out folder frames, making pocket clips and learning how to run his equipment. This summer my dad and I started a project knife called the "Carey-Dashi" styled after a Japanese Kiridashi, I do most of the work on the knife except grinding the bevel, something that I will soon learn and my dad performs quality control on my work. In the future we plan on working on new designs that we can work on together and to help me make a little extra spending money.I have been around knives since I was a little boy hunting and fishing with my dad and grandpa and hope to be able to contribute to my dad?s ideas for future knives."

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