Modern Slip Joints wrote: Is it possible that you over looked a sabre grind in the blades you saw?
I don't think it was a sabre grind, I would have remembered that. But they did have long pulls like the pic that Rick posted. However, they didn't have the swedges cut into them yet, which at the time made me wonder if there would not be swedges.
So my Father's Day gift snuck out of the tube for this brief, unauthorized, photo op. Here's the "Dark Chestnut Bone" SFO posing next to a #48 Improved Trapper. The muskrat clip blades are nearly identical in length, but I thought the #12 blade is just a little thicker stock than the 48 muskrat blade. Anybody have calipers who can verify this? The #12 handle is overall thinner than my 48 two-blade, as expected, and the good ergonomics of the handle make up for the strange looks. This is going to make a nice gentleman's folder, starting next month.