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Spyderco FB02 Bill Moran 3-7/8" VG10 Steel Drop Point Blade, FRN Handles - FB02P

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Part Number: SPFB02
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 FB02 (pictured) has a drop-point shape while the FB01 has an upswept Bowie-style blade. 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 1/16" (205 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3 7/8" (99 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3 3/8" (86 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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Burla
CA
Dec 12, 2013
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Not as good as the F1
Listen, I am a spyderco guy but this knife is not as good as the f1. The blade is thinner and worst of all it is not full tang. for that reason it does not balance well in the hand. But after all that, it still is a syderco and it still is vg10 steel, so this is a great knife. The best part of this knife is how the sheath is made, it is form fitted to the knife and is a great feature. It comes sharp as you can get out of the box, just like everything else you get from spyderco. This is a lighter fixed blade, which may be good or bad depending on what you have in mind. For a one knife to do all chores, I would go with a full tang heavy knife. But if you are looking for a capable cutter and just about the best tactical fixed blade you can find, this would be a great great choice. When I go on my morning walks I choose this over the f1 because the f1 is noisier and slightly heavier to carry. It is nice to have the 2, but if I could only have one it would be the Fallkniven f1, sorry spyderco make a fix blade like the f1 and I will by it just because I'm such a huge fan of your brand. great knives!!
5 out of 5
Jon
Texas
Jul 19, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
My favorite small fixed blade
I bought this knife as an EDC fixed blade. Turned out to be a little too big for that (based on my taste), but still what a knife. I carry this while hiking and fishing, super light and easy to carry. I saw an x-ray of this knife online after purchasing. It does have a pretty short tang so i wont use it for heavy duty tasks like batoning wood, but who knows it may do that just fine too. the ergonomics are fantastic. I have med hands and it fits perfectly. and the VG-10 steel is just plain awesome for general use, takes a scary sharp edge and holds it well.
4 out of 5
Wild Bill
US Forces Germany
Jun 25, 2013
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Spyderco FB02 Bill Moran
Only having Spyderco folders before now, this fixed blade is a perfect utility size day in, day out, carry blade, fits nicely in my over size hands, razor sharp and holding it's edge.This knife should need less maintenance than other similar but cheaper knives. Unfortunately the knife didn't survive unscathed my dropping it on a ceramic tile floor less than three hours after getting it home. A small 1/8 inch peace of the honed edge broke off of the forward bevel. I doubt any knife would come through this kind of test without at least a dent of this type. The sheath holds the knife securely, only complaint is with the multi position belt loop, it could use a few more holes for a more personal positioning. Overall it's worth the $95.00 plus shipping.
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