Manufacturer: Spyderco FB02P
Specifications and Features:
3-7/8" plain drop point blade
3-3/8" cutting edge
8-1/16" overall length
1/8" blade thickness
VG-10 blade steel, flat grind
Bill Moran's signature on blade
Tapered blade with fine tip
Sweet spot created by similar weight of blade and handle
Non sliding Kraton handle insert
Fiberglass reinforced nylon handle
Molded Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok fastening system for five position carry
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770
Bill Moran Drop Point Fixed Knife -
Bill Moran is recognized as the grandfather of American custom knife making and the founding father of the American Bladesmith Society. He started pounding steel, making knives more than fifty years ago.
Spyderco is privileged to offer a production of 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 (see related item below) 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.
Drop Point Blade -
This blade has a gentle, sloping convex curve to the point versus the concave curve of the clip blade. Being thicker, this blade point is stronger for heavier tasks. It stands up to abuse well, but isn't as effective for easy penetration.
Bowie Shape -
Blade has an upswept, curving tip that is double edged near the point. It is named for Colonel James Bowie who made this shape famous in the 19th century American west.
VG-10 Stainless Steel -
VG-10 has Carbon (C) content between 0.95-1.05, Chromium (Cr) content between 13.0-15.0, Molybdenum (Mo) content between 0.2-0.4, and contains less than 0.25 of Nickel (Ni). During forging, Mo and Cr forms hard double carbide bonds which help improve the abrasion and corrosion resistance of the steel. It has a hardness of 58-61.
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) -
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.
A rubbery thermoplastic polymer used as a flexible inlay on knife handles for enhanced grip.
Flat ground -
A flat grind leaves a flat surface, that flat surface if ground from edge to spine is considered a full flat grind. If that flat surface goes from the edge to somewhere in the middle of the blade it would be considered a flat saber grind.