In early 2011, I introduced my version of the Sowbelly Trapper. The Sowbelly pattern is smaller at the blade end and somewhat serpentine in shape. In my version the large end is swelled until it looks like a very pregnant sow and the bolsters are curved allowing a very natural line for the open blade. I also designed blades that appear almost too long to fit into the handle, and added a stop pin that keeps the blades from ever meeting the back spring - no ding to the blade. This allows us to make the blades wider than most designers are able to accomplish. All of this makes for a very large knife. Because of customersí requests, we are now producing this knife in two single blade versions; the Clip Point blade and the Wharncliffe blade.
This is a 4-1/4" closed, single blade slipjoint folder. The 3-3/8" flat ground blades are 3/32" thick 8Cr13MoV at 57-58 Rc. The liners, bolster, caps and the shields are all 400 series stainless steel. Handle scales are available in pemium Cocobolo from our own inventory, brown Rucarta™ a phenolic based material that is the most durable and VERY yellow Delrin®, which is not only unique, but with such intense color your knife will be hard to lose. Includes a handsome brown braided thong for lifting the knife from the pocket. Made in China.
A.G. Russell™ Wharncliffe Blade Sowbelly with Cocobolo
Weighs 4.2 oz.
A.G. Russell™ Wharncliffe Blade Sowbelly with Yellow Delrin
Weighs 4.3 oz.
A.G. Russell™ Wharncliffe Blade Sowbelly with Brown Rucarta™
Weighs 4.2 oz.
Optional A.G. Russell™ Leather Pouch