The Smith & Sons Cypress Trapper is the result of over two years of design and research. If you love the Smith & Sons fixed blade knives, you might be equally impressed with their first folding knife offering. It holds true to its traditional trapper roots while boasting some impressive modern functionality and materials.
To create their precise vision for this folder, Smith & Sons collaborated with Maserin Cutlery. “We searched the world over for manufacturers willing to meet our exacting requirements for attention to detail and found our answer in the hands of the master craftsmen of Maserin Cutlery of Maniago, Italy.” The result is a great looking knife.
The Cypress Trapper features a 3.25″ D2 California clip point blade that smoothly and quickly flicks open with the help of phosphorous bronze washers and a thumb stud. Unlike most traditional trappers, the Cypress is a linerlock.
The handle shape is pretty close to a traditional trapper with the exception of a center ridge and some modern improvements. The the G-10 or Micarta handle scales are mounted on a stainless steel frame and secured with stainless steel hardware.
The fit and finish is outstanding, and we like that they chose to hold true to the full back spacer. It mimics the back spring you’d find on a traditional slipjoint trapper.
The Cypress Trapper also features a removable pocket clip and a generously sized lanyard hole for attachments.
Smith & Sons Cypress Trapper Details
- D2 Tool Steel, Stonewash Finish
- 3.25” Clip Point Blade
- Thumb Stud Opener
- G-10 or Micarta Handle
- Removable Tip-up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4 oz.
- 4.37” Closed
- 7.75” Overall
- Made in Italy
With the Smith & Sons Cypress Trapper, you get the classic trapper design with the addition of a one-handed opening blade, modern handle materials, as well as amenities like a pocket clip and lanyard hole. You can see each available model by clicking any link in the article or simply clicking the button below.
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