FB44 Respect

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The FB44 Respect is a modern interpretation of the classic American Bowie knife.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB44 appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB44 Respect

Spyderco founder Sal Glesser has always liked Bowie Knives, and his Respect design pays tribute to the classic American Bowie Knife while expressing it with state-of-the-art modern materials. The heart of the design is its blade, which is painstakingly crafted from CPM® 154 stainless steel. An impressive .300-inch (7.6mm) thick at the spine and ricasso, the Respect’s broad, satin-finished blade is just over 1.5 inches (38.1mm) wide and features a full-flat grind for both strength and superior edge geometry. The long, straight, double-beveled swedge on the back of the blade is unsharpened, but ensures an exceptionally acute point.

The Respect’s double guard is precision machined from stainless steel and meticulously press fitted to the tang and shoulders of the blade. It is held in place by contoured G-10 scales that have matching machined cavities to envelop the concealed tang. They are secured by stainless steel Torx® screws to achieve a near-seamless, one-piece feel in the hand that highlights the handle’s refined ergonomics.

To complement its traditional styling, the Respect is furnished with a high-quality, handcrafted leather sheath with both a conventional belt loop and a brass stud. The stud not only secures the end of the sheath’s leather retaining strap to keep the knife in place, but also prevents the sheath from slipping down when it is worn using classic inside-the-waistband carry.[1]

Variations

The FB44 is made in the United States of America and features:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB44 Black G-10 PE CPM-154 2018 - $560.00 (2020) N/A Full Flat grind Leather Belt Loop Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB44 Respect in any variation, 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 FB44 Respect:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB44G 334mm 202mm 178mm 7.6mm 318g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB44 Respect:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB44G 13.15" 7.94" 7.00" 0.300" 11.2oz

References

  1. The FB44 Respect in Spyderco's catalog

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The FB44 Respect

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