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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: $535.

 

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 just enough to require two hand opening. Similar work for $595.



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.




A Yanagi for my sushi chef son Jody. The 14" blade is S30V steel.
The handle is curly maple and water buffalo horn.
Jody was here visiting for 2 weeks from his job at the Takah Sushi Bar
in Aspen, CO and is now using this in his new job in Coeur d' Alene, ID at the
Syringa Japanese Cafe & Sushi Bar http://www.syringasushi.com/.


 

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 to his design. This "Battle Knife" has premium
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 skin 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: $795.



 

This large lockback folder, based on 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

 


 


 

 

An everyday carry work of art ordered by Mitch Griffiths in Australia who operates Redhand Leather.
The flat-ground 3" blade is from a billet of double stainless Devin Thomas Damascus. The 4 1/4" handle
is shagreen (stingray skin) that is molded over wood to give it a full handle shape.The nodules of the ray
skin are lightly sanded to expose the white beneath. The bolster is nickel silver.





 


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 $1350.

 


 


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
out 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 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 supplied the
bronze eagle head medallion. The whole handle is protected with layers
of super glue, flat filed to a smooth finish, sanded and polished.

 

 


 

One evening at 11:00 in the UK, Mr. Paul Symonds realized while
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.


 


In 2006 Matt Hansen send me a photo from the back of a
magazine and asked if I could make this knife. The blade is
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 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 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!
  Warmest regards,
  Matt Hansen
  Lincoln, Nebraska
  (writing from Laramie, Wyoming)