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>>>UNDER CONSTRUCTION<<

The FB15 Street Beat is a custom design collaboration with Fred Perrin. The FB15 is a smaller version of the FB04 Street Bowie, also designed by Fred Perrin.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB15 Street Beat appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Fred Perrin

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB15 Street Beat

"A former French Army Commando, world-ranked martial artist, and knifemaker, Fred Perrin's medium-sized fixed-blade is outstandingly balanced for comfort and performance. Fred is known in custom making circles for crafting knives that are first-and-foremost utilitarian. His specialty is fixed blades and they can be found on active duty military personnel around the world.

"The Perrin" has a balance point that results from the blade and handle being equal in weight and actually balances in the finger indent, which is part of the handle. This oversized finger indent offers good control over twist and is also the balance point of the knife for controlling the sharpened edge. An injection-molded FRN handle has anti-slip Kraton inserts and a lanyard hole. Made out of VG-10, the blade is flat-ground with a swedge halfway across the top and crosshatched texturing cover the spine. Comes in a Kydex sheath with a multi-positional Tek-Lok fastening system." [1]

Variations

The FB04 Fred Perrin is made in Seki City, Japan and features a:


SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Sheath Collectors club
FB15 Black FRN & Kraton PE VG-10 2002 -2004 $129.95(2004) Regular production Full Flat grind Tek-Lok Multi-positional Kydex Main
FB15BBK Black FRN & Kraton PE VG-10 2003 - 2004 & 2013 - $165.00(2020) This version features a ceramic coated black blade Regular production Full Flat grind Tek-Lok, later switched to a G-clip Multi-positional Kydex, later switched to Boltaron Main

Most collectible variation

The exclusive run of the FB04PBOD Fred Perrin, made for distribution through Fred Perrin, with the olive drab FRN & black kraton handle combined with a black blade, , complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the FB15

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB15 Street Beat:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB15 238mm N/A 127mm 121mm N/A 4mm 104g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB15 Street Beat:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB15 9.375" N/A 5" 4.75" N/A 0.156" 3.65oz

References

  1. The FB04 Fred Perrin in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The FB04 Fred Perrin
The FB04BB Fred Perrin, with black blade and sheath

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