FB10 Maddox

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The FB10 Maddox is a fixed blade designed specifically for people with limited use of their arm and hand.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB10 Maddox appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2003 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2004 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

Joe Maddox

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB10 Maddox

"Imagine being physically limited using your arms. How completing normal everyday chores like cutting food, opening boxes, removing a price-tag from new clothes becomes a challenge. Knifemaker Joe Maddox designed the FB10 to aid a friend who had badly broken an arm and was facing several months with the use of just one hand. The knife allowed him to cut, prepare and eat his own meals. The Maddox is a highly specialized fixed-blade, intelligently designed to provide cutting options and independence to those with limited physical movement.

The curved blade puts forward two inches of PlainEdged hollow-ground 440C stainless steel. Flares on both sides of the blade form two sharp points for spearing food. Its blade is a full tang piece of steel that's paneled with wine-colored epoxy laminate handle slabs. Two expanded flares, just above the blade, keep the hand from sliding up onto the blade itself while you're cutting. On the butt-end of the handle your thumb sits in a flattened pommel precisely controlling the cutting edge while chopping and dicing. Because force is applied from above and on top of the cutting edge, downward chopping and slicing (even round fruits) can be achieved one-handedly without foods rolling away from the cutting edge or chasing the steak around the plate. Snaps one-handed in/out of a Boltron sheath that also operates one-handedly." [1]

Variations

The FB10 Maddox features a:

  • Crescent shaped blade, similar to a so-called Ulu design
  • Boltaron Sheath
  • Lanyard hole in the handle
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Sheath Collectors club
FB10 wine-colored epoxy laminate PE 440C 2003 - 2004 $26.09(2004) The sheath was more a type of blade-cover and did not feature a clip or other attachment for carry Regular production Hollow Grind - Boltaron Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB10 Maddox with its original neck sheath, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB10 Maddox:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB10 160mm N/A 48mm 60mm N/A 2.5mm 112g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB10 Maddox:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB10 6.313" N/A 1.875" 2.375" N/A 0.093" 4oz

References

  1. The FB10 Maddox in Spyderco's online catalog


Pictures

The FB10 Maddox

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