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This page contains various knives that were
  custom built for knife clients.

 

This is my model BK510X styled after a Buck 110,
 but has a beefed up 4" S30V blade and is 5" closed.
It  has  stainless steel  bolsters,  liners and pins. The
handle material is amber dyed Sambar Stag.  Made 
for Rolando Rivera with a belt clip, ambidextrous
thumb opener and filework.  Price: $550.

 

Filework

 

Backside


 

A model C4 lockback with an S30V drop-point 
blade  and mammoth tooth scales.  Made for a
happy  Ryan McShane  in  Australia.  To make
sure  it  was  Australian  legal,  the blade is just 
under  3" and  the  spring  pressure  is  enough
to require two hand opening. Similar work for 
$650.



Filework on spline

Backside



This "caping" knife has the customer's elk 
tooth inlaid in the elk antler handle. I inlay
elk teeth for $25 per tooth.

For a ready-made knife to have your elk teeth 
put into,  click here  to  see  what  is available:




 


This is my $360 model P111 hunter with 
ironwood handle scales.
The crown of two elk teeth are inlayed one on 
each side.  Total cost  to  customer was  $410.

 

 

These  knives  were  made  for a group of elk 
hunters.  They  all  decided to order the same
model  #2  caper with  their  choice of handle 
material.They sent me their elk teeth to inlay 
on each side of the handle.


The  one  on  the  left is desert ironwood and 
the other five are California buckeye. All are 
made with S30V steel. The sheaths have been 
dipped in a hot solution of Neatsfoot oil with
parafin melted in it to weatherize them.

 
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Here is my newest inlay project-
Two teeth in a folder!

This is my Model D4 drop point with
Ironwood handle scales.

Filework


Backside with personalized initials



 

A very light-weight version of my model T4 
lockback made by request for Mr. Marcus
Tate in Australia. It has red linen micarta 
scales with"button" bolsters. The bird & 
trout  style  blade  is S30V stainless steel.

 

Same  model  T4  in a slipjoint version and a 
drop point blade. Steel is S30V with a "stone
washed"  finish.  Scales  are  cabon  fiber.
Click here for  Youtube video of this knife

 


 

In celebration of his retirement as a peace 
officer, Patrick ordered a custom knife made
 to  his  design.  This  "Battle Knife"  has pre-
mium desert ironwood scales. The guard and
pins  are  stainless  steel  and  the  7"  blade
is S30V steel tempered to 58 Rc hardness.

The sheath has an overlay front and back of 
gator hide that Patrick sent me. Wow, what
a gorgeous sheath it made!  Price: $675.


 

Michelle wanted to surprise her hubby on 
their 10th anniversary with this knife, a 4"
raindrop damascus blade with sambar stag 
handle and koa spacer.



 

filework ....................................................................................backside

3 1/2" copperhead commissioned by Rich Conrad. 
It  has  mammoth  ivory  scales and filework on the
liners.  The blades,  springs  and bolsters are double 
stainless damascus. A snappy knife with great "walk
 & talk".  Price: $895.



 

This large lockback folder, like a Buck 110,
was  for Ossian Grahn in Sweden.  It has a
4 1/4" S30V blade with thumb openers on 
both sides and is 5 1/4" closed. The liners,
pins and dove-tailed bolsters are stainless.
Price  with  handle  scales  as  shown with 
sambar stag is $495.


I made a second one for a retired police 
officer. Here is a report he made about it:

Al,  I shot a South Texas piggy in Zapata,  TX on
the Mexican border. I gutted and skinned this hog
with the 110 you made me. As I'm sure you know
those russian boar are armour plated and you well
know  the  effect  the hide and hair has on a blade
edge.  The  entire  pig  was done without touching
up  the  edge.  Even  cutting  rib  meat  and  finer
dressing  out. Never  seen edge retention like that
before. Those South Texas boys wanted to buy it
on  the  spot.  Told  them  where  to get one.  Just
thought you'd like to hear how exceptionally well
your knife performed.
Thanks again... Patrick

 


 

 

 


THE RADICAL

The 7" blade is Devin Thomas High Contrast 
Twist damscus, the guard and butt are brass and
the handle is one-of-a-kind fossil walrus tusk ivory.
Price $1,495.

 


 


RAILE CAPER

Designed by and made for Dr. Gordon Raile.
It  has a  3 1/2"  blade  of hand-rubbed satin 
finished  S30V  steel,  sanded  and  polished
caribou  antler  handle  scales,  nickel silver
guard  and  a  black  linen  micarta  butt.


 

RAILE SEMI-SKINNER

Another knife designed and made for Dr. Raile.
The  3 3/4"  hand-rubbed  satin  finish  blade  is 
made  of  ATS-34  stainless.  Handle  scales  are
silver-black  Pakkawood.  $325  with  sheath.

 

 


3 3/4" Trapper

An elephant ivory trapper made for 
Mr. James Culpepper. Blades are
S30V steel. Closed length is 3 3/4".

 

 





Filework  on  back  tie  the  two 
springs  together.  This  shows  the
liners of Hawaiian Koa. In 25 years
of using Koa backing I have never 
had any ivory spit, check or crack.

 

 


A GENTLEMAN'S FOLDER

 
This is my model C4 folder using Devin 
Thomas ladder pattern double stainless
damascus.  The  bolsters  and  pins  are
nickel silver  and  scales are mammoth
ivory.  The  blade  is  3". This  was
created  for  Mr.  Jack  Rifenbark.

 


First Miniture

Here are the results of a model P162 purchased by
Mr. Mike Ley of Colorado and a 2" mini made in
its  likeness  by  his  request.  Both  are  full  tang 
ATS-34 with nickel silver bolsters and Hawaiian
curly koa scales.

 


Medallion Inlayed In Mammoth Tooth Handle

This knife was made for Mr. Ron Bokowy. 
The blade is 4 1/4" S30V stainless, guard
and butt are nickel silver, the narrow tang 
goes though a solid block of mammoth
tooth. Mr. Bokowy supplied the bronze
eagle head medallion. 

 

 


 

This was made for Mr. Paul Symonds
in the UK. It is a miniture of my model
146 skinner using a fossil walrus tooth
for the handle.


 


In 2006 Matt Hansen send me a photo from the
back of  a  magazine  and asked if I could make
this  knife.  The  knife  is  8 1/4"  overall  length
with  a  3 1/2" S30V steel blade.  The  scales are
sambar  stag,  blade  is  S30V  stainless,   nickel
silver guard & pins. This has become my Model
H114.  Priced at $380 with stag.

  Al,
It's  been  awhile since I've been in touch,  but I 
thought  I'd drop you a line because I got to put
my Warren custom knife to  the  test  tonight on 
dressing  out an antelope in Wyoming.  It's been
about a year and a half since you made the knife 
for me, and this is the first big game animal that
I've gotten since that time, so I was eager to try 
it out.


 I  can't  even  tell you enough about how well the
knife performed tonight. I skinned and boned-out
the antelope in the field,  and the knife did every-
thing I asked of it  exceptionally well.  The short,
stout blade was easy to control.  The Sambar stag 
handles  stayed  put  in  my hand,  even when they
were wet. As I mentioned to you before when you 
built  the  knife  for  me,  this  knife is going to be
with me for a lifetime of hunts. Tonight was  just
the first of many times that it will be put to work.


  I'm just so pleased with it, and I had to write and 
let you know. You did a wonderful job for me!
Thank you again so very, very much!
  Warmest regards,
  Matt Hansen
  Lincoln, Nebraska
  (writing from Laramie, Wyoming)