Shopping Cart Items: 0   Sub-Total : $0.00
Welcome, Guest ( Login )

Fraps, John (J.R.)

Nothing Currently Available

$
to
     
  • 1


I started making knives in 1997 after seeing a friend in West Yellowstone make them and the enthusiasm he exhibited. I was pleased when I sold my first knife in that year and there was no stopping since then - I had to become a full time maker. I spend the time to make the fit and finish as good as I possibly can.  The blades must be centered and the grind lines must be perfect. I'm not satisfied until the action is smooth and the lockup is solid for my linerlocks. Slipjoint knives "walk and talk" well or they don't leave my shop.

I specialize in linerlock folders (as invented by Michael Walker), and slip joint folders, both single and multi-blade. Currently, I'm stock removing and using heat colored, anodized and etched finished. I use blade materials such as ATS-34 stainless steel, Damascus, S30V stainless steel, Talonite and Stellite. I like natural handle materials such as mammoth ivory, pearl, ram's horn, jigged bone and stag.

I feel very lucky to have had some great knifemaking mentors and teachers who have often become friends because of our mutual involvement in knifemaking. In a craft where learning never stops, other makers as well as collectors, have been a great help with their willingness to share information, ideas, and suggestions.

Each year, I attend at least Blade Show in Atlanta, The Knifemakers Guild Show in Orlando, The Koval (Greater Ohio Valley) Show in Cambridge, Ohio, and the Chesapeake Show in Timonium, MD.

Affiliations:

  • American Bladesmith Society
  • AKTI (Member # BA15)
  • Life member of the NRA
  • Life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers
PREVIOUSLY SOLD ITEMS
(NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE)
Black Eyed Mammoth -- Model 80S
click to see more
Black Lip with a Deep Etch
click to see more
Blue Eyed Baby
click to see more
Blue Eyed George
click to see more
Blue Eyed Golden -- Model 80S -- Timascus
click to see more
Blue Eyed Ice
click to see more
Blue Eyed Ram
click to see more
Blue Eyed Ti-Di (for Timascus/Damascus/Ivory)
click to see more
Blue Eyed Timascus
click to see more
Blue Eyed Wooly TRI-Mascus
click to see more
D & R Ice
click to see more
Dark Green Clip Point Slip Joint
click to see more
Five Blue Eyes
click to see more
Gent's Mother of Pearl Folder
click to see more
Golden Damascus
click to see more
Golden Eyed Damascus Woolly
click to see more
Golden Eyed Mammoth -- Model 80S
click to see more
Jigged Bone Clip Point Slip Joint
click to see more
Left Handed Creamy Woolly
click to see more
Multi-blade Blacklip & Gold Serpentine Jack
click to see more
Old Wooly Red Eye
click to see more
Pearly White -- Model 80S
click to see more
Red Eyed Caramel Woolly
click to see more
Sambar Stag Clip Point Slip Joint
click to see more
Silver & Blue
click to see more
Tactical Timascus Ice
click to see more
TI and Ice Persian
click to see more
Tiger Eyed Mammoth -- Model 80S
click to see more
Timascus and Ice Folder
click to see more
Timascus and Ivory Folder
click to see more
Wharncliffe Fluted Ice
click to see more

Featured Products

Speed-Tester for ASP BYZ186 (V03/01-APR-2015)
click here to check if upgrades are available for this screen
For support and more information visit http://www.bigyellowzone.com or http://www.bigyellowkey.com
Time Since
Start of Script
(in seconds)
Time Since
last Timer Message
(in seconds)
Time Since
Start of Script
(in milli-seconds)
Time Since
last Timer Message
(in milli-seconds)
Timer Message
    Timer Started.
0000Main VPCart Include (shop$db.asp) Completed.
0.0156250.01562515.62515.625Header Started.
0.093750.07812593.7578.125Header completed
0.09375093.750About to display products.
0.156250.0625156.2562.5Products Display completed.
0.1718750.015625171.87515.625Trailer Started.
0.281250.109375281.25109.375Trailer Completed.