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Home Products XL Wharncliffe Trapper

XL Wharncliffe Trapper

by Ploppert, Tom

SKU 1015656

Date Added 12/21/2018

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $1,395.00

Overview

This XL Wharncliffe Trapper by Tom Ploppert features two hand rub satin finished PM154 blades with nail nicks. The handle is comprised of stainless steel fluted bolsters with integral liners and rear bolsters, stag covers, stainless steel springs. Has half-stops, flush in all positions. Comes with a zippered case. Originally came from the 2018 ECCKS. I heard that Tom was particularly proud of this one, I can see why, its fantastic.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.25

Overall Length 7.5

Closed Length 4.375

Weight (oz) 5.2

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Half Stop, Multi-Blade

Blade Material Other

Blade Details Clip Point, Wharncliffe

Handle Material Horn & Antler, Metallic

About the Maker

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.