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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.  
 
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The FB04 Fred Perrin is made in Seki City, Japan and features a:  
 
The FB04 Fred Perrin is made in Seki City, Japan and features a:  
 
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|[[Image:FB04PBB Both.png|left|thumb|400px|The FB04BB Fred Perrin, with black blade and sheath]]
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Latest revision as of 08:10, 17 June 2020

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 FB15 Street Beat, design by Fred Perrin
The FB15BBK Street Beat, designed by Fred Perrin

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