Tom Ploppert - Dog's Head
Status - Sale Pending
Price: $ 2250... + shipping
This beautiful Dogs Head by Tom Ploppert features premium jigged chocolate colored Mammoth. I have never seen jigged mammoth before! The "roofline" or "tiled" jigging is spectacular (the Mammoth is first cut with " steps " up to the center from both the top and bottom edges, then it is jigged leaving a nice ridge or spine along the middle of each scale as were the originals that were made famous by Kabar), the blades are 154 CPM steel with hand-rubbed satin finishes, joints are flush in all three positions (open, closed & half-stop), the famous Dogs Head shield is engraved in the bulino style by Alice Carter, bolsters and frame are integral, the fittings are all stainless and a lanyard hole completes the package. The overall fit and finish on this knife is superb, as we have come to expect on any Ploppert knife. This knife is brand new from the maker.
Tom specializes in traditional style knives, he made his first slip joint in 2009 and won the "Best New Maker" award at the 2012 Blade Show. His mentors are Bill Ruple and Tony Bose. Tom has quickly been recognized as a top tier maker by his peers and "those in the know " who collect traditional style knives, now would be a good time to acquire one of his knives.
blade length: 3 5/8" (both blades) ................................ closed: 4 1/2" ................................overall: 8 1/4"
case/sheath: Custom Ploppert Logo zippered pouch