Antique Amber Stag Pocket Knife, Prototype, "Flush Joint"

Ploppert, Tom

Antique Amber Stag Pocket Knife, Prototype, "Flush Joint"

  • SKU: 11123

Antique amber stag backpocket, "Flush Joint", prototype, Teal Lanyard
Overall Length: 8 3/8"
Blade length: 3 3/4"
Tom Ploppert, T. Bose Back Pocket Knife
Series: Prototype; Handle: Antique Amber Stag from the Herman Schneider Collection; This is the first Back Pocket Tom made in a "Flush Joint"- Photography by Eric Eggly Photography - Tom lives in Cullman, Alabama 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. Tony Bose has also been a big influence on Tom's knife building. Without Tony's help, Tom would have never been able to build a lock back whittler. Tom has won many awards, including Best New Maker at Blade Show 2013.


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Please contact us within three days of receipt for a refund of the cost of the knife: Shipping and insurance charges are not refundable. Returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee and credit card or PayPal processing fee. All items must be returned in the same exact condition as it was received and must be shipped fully insured via FedEx. Most custom knives are guaranteed by the makers we represent and most factory knives carry the manufacturer's warranty. We do not guarantee the durability of natural handle materials (such as bone, wood, pearl, etc...) or the reaction of any material to water and air (rust, oxidation, etc.)  If an item needs to be returned due to our error, we may offer a full refund at our discretion. Any condition visible in our product pictures is considered to be disclosed and does not constitute an error or omission on our part.