The Whippersnapper was released in November 2019 and by mid-2021 we had completed its first run. At that time the knife was a full titanium framelock with CPM-20CV blade steel. What you're seeing on this page is the start of its second run: the design and size are the same, but there are a few changes. We wanted to go back to our roots of making full custom linerlocks and combine that experience of working with different materials with the ways we learned to make titanium… not look like titanium. The end result is this 'bolsterlock' style which adds a vast range of scale options to the original design (coincidentally we have a stash of materials that goes back to 2013). And in case choosing one wasn't hard enough already, there are now three blade steel options: CTS-XHP, CPM S90V, and Damasteel in the Super Dense Twist pattern.
At this initial stage, in order to showcase potential handle options while streamlining the order process we decided to use our Half Baked system of customizing. Below you will see a number of custom builds for which we already chose the scales – but the rest of the knife is up to you. Use the forms on each product page to choose finishes for all remaining parts, add filework, change the clip material, and so on. The idea behind this was to allow you to see exactly what the scale material will look like to help decide the rest of the build. After you place the order we'll reach out directly to iron out any details and once that's done we'll need 2-3 working days to ship your new Whippersnapper. Alternatively, select Maker's Choice and trust us to do that which we learned to do best while building thousands of custom one-off knives over the last ten years.
Half Baked builds
Below is the first batch of Half Baked builds. New ones will be added as we go along. To see all of them past and present visit the HB Whippersnapper category in our store. We will also periodically post completed ready-to-ship ones which can be seen here or at the bottom of this page.