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Spyderco FB01 Bill Moran 3-7/8" VG10 Steel Bowie Style Blade, FRN Handles

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Part Number: SPFB01
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Bill Moran is recognized as the grandfather of American custom knifemaking and the founding father of the American Bladesmith Society. He started pounding steel, making knives more than fifty years ago. If you're lucky enough to find a custom-made Moran to buy, expect to shell out five-figures, minimum. His work and designs are that revered.

Spyderco is privileged to offer a production fixed-blade collaboration patterned in Bill Moran's ageless tradition. We've made it available in two distinct blade shapes. The FB01 (pictured) has an upswept Bowie-style blade, the FB02, a drop-point shape. Both blades are flat-ground VG-10 and carry Bill's signature. They are tapered, starting thick where the blade joins the handle, thinning down the spine to a fine, uniformly ground tip. In the hand the knife conveys a unique feeling of balance, called by some a sweet spot. The sweet spot is due to the blade and handle being comparable in weight. This balance transfers into a feeling of steady control over the cutting edge. The FRN handle three-dimensionally fills out the palm and is inlayed with a panel of non-sliding Kraton. Highly recommended for hunting and camping both models come in a molded Boltaron sheath with multi-position G-Clip fastening system.

Specifications
  • Length Overall: 8" (203 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3 7/8" (99 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3 1/2" (89 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Weight: 3 oz. (84 g)
  • Handle Material: FRN
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Brent S.
Okmulgee OKLAHOMA
May 11, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awsome knife an high quality sheath.
Its my edc knife. Razor sharp an great fit of the handle. Really high quality sheath.
5 out of 5
Speedy
San Martin, CA
Jan 05, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Knife
Good handle and thin blade make using this knife a pleasure. Works well dressing game. Everyone who has used it loves it. This is the second one I have owned.
4 out of 5
Petsarav Une Trialy
quebec
Mar 17, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material
good skinner
good balance and ergonomy excellent for skinning and butchering,but a bit too thin for wood job .for my concern an outdoor knife should be more versatile. but for skinning this knife is awesome.
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