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Five-Blade Congress

by Ruple, Bill

SKU 1062962

Date Added 02/17/2023

# Available 1

Price $4,995.00


This 5-Blade Congress slipjoint by Bill Ruple features five hand-rubbed satin finish blades with nail nicks. The handle has satin finished and fluted stainless steel bolsters, stag covers with a stainless steel escutcheon, stainless steel liners and springs. Half stops, flush in all positions. Nicely textured and well matched scales. Excellent fit and finish. Comes with a zippered case. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 3

Overall Length 7.375

Closed Length 4.25

Weight (oz) 5

Additional Specs

Knife Type Multi-Blade, Half Stop

Blade Material Stainless Steel

Blade Details Drop Point, Wharncliffe, Sheepsfoot

Handle Material Metallic, Horn & Antler

About the Maker

Ruple, Bill

"I have been making knives since 1988 and serve on the board of directors of the Texas Knifemakers and Collectors Association. I specialize in multi-blade folders. I prefer to do only slip joints, however I do make some locking folders by request. My first love is reproducing some of the older patterns made by the early knife companies, but I do make more "modern" looking knives as well." Bill has always been willing to share his knowledge of knifemaking with others, in person at his shop, or at many other venues. He has taught many other makers such as; Rusty Preston, Luke Swenson, Tom Ploppert, Phil Jacob, Bubba Couch, Toby Hill, and Enrique Pena. Bill was inducted into The Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame in 2022.

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