FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester

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The FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester is a custom design collaboration with Jerry Hossom, the Forester was the largest of a series of four fixed blades in the same design pattern, but in different sizes.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester appeared in the following catalogs:


Jerry Hossom

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester

"Jerry Hossom started making knives more than 25 years ago, doing so professionally since 1997. He avoids knifemaking boundaries, preferring to make models that don't fit any predisposed category but are task or role specific as to function. His specialty is large fixed blades that go hand-in-hand with being outdoors and take on any cutting challenges Mother Nature can throw at you, large or little. Spyderco offers a collaborative version of one of Jerry's best known designs, available in four sizes.

The "Hossoms" vary in size with the largest almost 16 inches long to the smallest just 10 inches in total length. All four sizes include: Full-bellied cutting edges with upswept tips and comfortably rounded spines. The blades are flat ground European N690Co steel which carries a reputation for cutting performance and edge retention. They also have a handguard behind the cutting edge, a finger choil, and jimping on the thumb ramp purposely designed to keep your hand and handle engaged when light cutting or all out chopping.

All are constructed from a solid piece of steel with pinned and contoured Micarta handle scales that are green-gray. For carrying, they come in a Boltaron sheath that has a five-position TekLock® fastener (removable)." [1]


The FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester is made in Italy, and features a:

  • Recurved drop point blade
  • 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
FB16 Green-Gray Micarta PE N690Co 2007 - 2009 $199.95 (2009) Regular production Almost Full Flat grind Tek-Lok Multi-positional Boltaron Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester, 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 FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB16 395mm N/A 232mm 232mm N/A 5mm 456g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB16 15.563" N/A 9.125" 9.125" N/A 0.188" 16.8oz


  1. FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester in Spyderco's online catalog


FB16 Jerry Hossom Forester