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The FB15 Street Beat appeared in the following catalogs:
 
The FB15 Street Beat appeared in the following catalogs:
  
* 2002 Spyderco Product Guide
 
* 2003 Spyderco Product Guide
 
* 2004 Spyderco Product Guide
 
* 2005 Spyderco Product Guide
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2006SpydercoCatalog.pdf 2006 Spyderco Product Guide]
 
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2007SpydercoByrd.pdf 2007 Spyderco Product Guide]
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2007SpydercoByrd.pdf 2007 Spyderco Product Guide]
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2008SpydercoCatalog.pdf 2008 Spyderco Product Guide]  
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2008SpydercoCatalog.pdf 2008 Spyderco Product Guide]  
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==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
 
==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33922 FB04 First Perrin FB Bowie], posted by forum member ''The Mastiff''
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85422 Street Beat Discussion], posted by forum member ''AccountDeletedUserRequest''
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75300 Street Beat questions], posted by forum member ''SpyderEdgeForever''
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38662 Spyderco Fred Perrin Street Beat...], posted by forum member ''Hannibal Lecter''
  
 
==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
 
==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
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'''FB15 Street Beat'''
 
'''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.''
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"''Fred Perrin is a Parisian custom knifemaker, a former French Army Commando and a world ranked martial artist. His Street Beat fixed-blade knife reflects all three influences. Handle and blade are roughly equal weight. Where they join is a deep finger choil doubling as a hand guard. This spot marks the location of a balance point, sometimes referred to as a sweet-spot, making the knife noticeably responsive in the hand.''
  
''"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.''" <ref name="current catalog">The FB04 Fred Perrin in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/FB04/44 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
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''It's constructed from a full-length piece of steel set between Micarta handle scales. The scales are double pinned, expanding three-dimensionally on both ends offering the hand exceptional grip. The VG-10 clip point blade is double flat-ground with crosshatching called jimping on its spine that creates texture therefore tactile resistance against the skin of the hand and keeping the knife firmly in grip. There are two lanyard holes, a traditionally positioned handle lanyard and a small lanyard hole through the blade. Looping a thong or cord through the blade lanyard keeps your hand positioned forward on the handle even when swinging or chopping.''" <ref name="current catalog">The FB15 Street Beat in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/FB15/263 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
  
 
==Variations==
 
==Variations==
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|-
 
|-
 
|valign="top" |FB15
 
|valign="top" |FB15
|valign="top" |Black [[FRN]] & [[Kraton]]  
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|valign="top" |Black [[Micarta]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[VG-10]]
 
|valign="top" |[[VG-10]]
|valign="top" |2002 -2004
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|valign="top" |2007 - 2017
|valign="top" |$129.95(2004)
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|valign="top" |$279.95(2017)
 
|valign="top" |
 
|valign="top" |
 
|valign="top" |Regular production
 
|valign="top" |Regular production
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat grind]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat grind]]
|valign="top" |Tek-Lok
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|valign="top" |Tek-Lok, later a G-Clip
 
|valign="top" |Multi-positional  
 
|valign="top" |Multi-positional  
|valign="top" |Kydex
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|valign="top" |Boltaron
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|valign="top" |FB15BBK  
 
|valign="top" |FB15BBK  
|valign="top" |Black [[FRN]] & [[Kraton]]  
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|valign="top" |Black [[FRN]]  
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[VG-10]]
 
|valign="top" |[[VG-10]]
|valign="top" |2003 - 2004 & 2013 -  
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|valign="top" |2016 -  
 
|valign="top" |$165.00(2020)
 
|valign="top" |$165.00(2020)
|valign="top" |This version features a ceramic coated black blade
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|valign="top" |This version features a coated black blade
 
|valign="top" |Regular production
 
|valign="top" |Regular production
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat grind]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat grind]]
|valign="top" |Tek-Lok, later switched to a G-clip
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|valign="top" |G-clip
 
|valign="top" |Multi-positional  
 
|valign="top" |Multi-positional  
|valign="top" |Kydex, later switched to Boltaron  
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|valign="top" |Boltaron  
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|}
 
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==Most collectible variation==
 
==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.   
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The original FB15 Street Beat, with a Micarta handle, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.   
  
 
===Questions regarding collecting the FB15===
 
===Questions regarding collecting the FB15===
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|align="right"|238mm
 
|align="right"|238mm
 
|align="right"|N/A
 
|align="right"|N/A
|align="right"|127mm
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|align="right"|89mm
|align="right"|121mm
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|align="right"|83mm
 
|align="right"|N/A  
 
|align="right"|N/A  
 
|align="right"|4mm
 
|align="right"|4mm
|align="right"|104g
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|align="right"|92g
 
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|-
 
|-
 
|align="right"|FB15
 
|align="right"|FB15
|align="right"|9.375"
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|align="right"|7.188"
 
|align="right"|N/A
 
|align="right"|N/A
|align="right"|5"
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|align="right"|3.5"
|align="right"|4.75"
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|align="right"|3.25"
 
|align="right"|N/A
 
|align="right"|N/A
 
|align="right"|0.156"
 
|align="right"|0.156"
|align="right"|3.65oz
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|align="right"|3.2oz
 
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Revision as of 08:07, 17 June 2020

>>>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

"Fred Perrin is a Parisian custom knifemaker, a former French Army Commando and a world ranked martial artist. His Street Beat fixed-blade knife reflects all three influences. Handle and blade are roughly equal weight. Where they join is a deep finger choil doubling as a hand guard. This spot marks the location of a balance point, sometimes referred to as a sweet-spot, making the knife noticeably responsive in the hand.

It's constructed from a full-length piece of steel set between Micarta handle scales. The scales are double pinned, expanding three-dimensionally on both ends offering the hand exceptional grip. The VG-10 clip point blade is double flat-ground with crosshatching called jimping on its spine that creates texture therefore tactile resistance against the skin of the hand and keeping the knife firmly in grip. There are two lanyard holes, a traditionally positioned handle lanyard and a small lanyard hole through the blade. Looping a thong or cord through the blade lanyard keeps your hand positioned forward on the handle even when swinging or chopping." [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 Micarta PE VG-10 2007 - 2017 $279.95(2017) Regular production Full Flat grind Tek-Lok, later a G-Clip Multi-positional Boltaron Main
FB15BBK Black FRN PE VG-10 2016 - $165.00(2020) This version features a coated black blade Regular production Full Flat grind G-clip Multi-positional Boltaron Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB15 Street Beat, with a Micarta handle, 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 89mm 83mm N/A 4mm 92g

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

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB15 7.188" N/A 3.5" 3.25" N/A 0.156" 3.2oz

References

  1. The FB15 Street Beat in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

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

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