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
Another knife designed and made for Dr. Raile.
The 3 3/4" hand-rubbed satin finish blade is made
out of ATS-34 stainless. Handle scales are silver-black
Pakkawood. $325 with sheath.
Made for Mr. Ed Sims, a carver who wanted to carry
a carving knife with him.
The 1 3/4" blade is S30V steel and the scales are
quarter sawn Pakkawood. Price: $295.
A 3 blade carver made for Bruce
Solly. Closed length is 4 1/4"
The main blade is a modified sheepfoot and has a 2
7/8" cutting edge.
The smallest blade has a 1 5/8" cutting edge, the
larger a 2" cutting edge.
All blades are S30V steel, handle scales are Hawaiian koa,
bolsters are stainless steel. Price: $695.
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.
Model 3 Caper
Koa backing used again on this knife.
This model 3 caper was custom made for Mr. Robert D'angelo.
He saw the Raile caper above and wanted a smaller one.
It is made
with S30V steel and is just 5 7/8" long with a
2" cutting edge.
The handle is elephant ivory over Hawaiian koa. The stunning
scrimshaw was performed by Elizabeth Dolbare.
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.
A recent comment from Jack:
You were right about the Devin Thomas
double stainless damascus. It
Here is 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
bronze eagle head medallion. The whole handle is
protected with layers
of super glue, flat filed to a smooth finish, sanded
This art knife was commissioned by Steve Adams. It is the
same 7" blade as THE RADICAL above that is damascus.
Steve requested some changes to the blade, which is
New Zealand red stag segmented handle and stainless
guard and butt.
One evening at 11:00 in the UK, Mr. Paul Symonds
browsing my webesite that a miniture of one of my
Model 146 skinners
would look neat with fossil walrus ivory. Here is
the result using a fossil
walrus tooth, the MS11FW (Mini Skinner-11 pm-Fossil Walrus).
This was only the second mini I have ever made. In
a different way
they are just as difficult andtime comsuming as a
full size knife.
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.
There were also two others without inlays not
pictured. The one on
the left is desert ironwood and the other five are
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.
In 2006 Matt
Hansen send me a photo from the back of a
magazine and asked if I could make this knife. The
3 1/2" long with an 8 1/4" overall
length. The scales are
sambar stag, blade is S30V stainless, nickel silver guard
& pins. This has become my Model H114. Priced
Just a follow-up email to let you know that the
knife arrived safely here today.
I'm a bit at a loss of words to describe how pleased I
am with it! What a fine
piece of work and craftsmanship. Everything, including
the sheath is well-fitted,
solid, and substantial. A well-made thing is a
joy simply to hold, and this certainly
bears that out.
Thank you again for putting a little bit of
yourself into this knife.
If I ever need another custom knife, I know who to get
a hold of!
Regards, Matt Hansen
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
everything 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!
(writing from Laramie, Wyoming)
A two Stockman knife project for Steve Garrson
This is a custom 4 1/4" stockman with
mother-of-pearl scales built using the
components of a factory made stockman as templates.
This knife has stainless
steel liners and bolster and S30V steel blade.
This is the factory stockman that Mr. Garrson sent me
which parts were used as templates
to make the new custom with the mop scales. This knife
originally had nickel silver bolsters,
brass liners and gray colored wood scales . As a
customized factory knife, the original blades
and springs now have new stainless steel liners &
bolsters and stag scales.
A special project knife for Charley Hanson that he wanted
made similar in style to a knife made by Kazutoshi Tanabe.
The 12" knife has a 6 1/2" blade of 1/4"
thick S30V steel.
Handle scales are carbon fiber and G10.