Bowles Skinner #486 Carved Handle
This is my Randall-Bowles Skinner etched #486. This very popular guarded design dealer special features a 4-5/8 inch stainless steel blade forged from 1/4 inch stock. The single brass hilt is accentuated with Randall's iconic red, white and blue spacers. The handle is crafted from a beautiful piece of Desert Ironwood and finishes with a brass butt cap. The handle has been masterfully carved in relief, with a flourish of oak leaves and acorns, by world renowned carver, sculptor and engraver Joe Rundell of Flint Michigan.
This Skinner is furnished with my all new model A sheath with my dealer special stamp on the back.
Richard Bridwell Stag Folding Hunter
This folding hunter by Richard Bridwell of SC features a 3-1/2" hollow ground blade of 154CM. Back in the mid-1980s I scrimshawed a small Canada goose on the trademark side of the Sambar stag handle scales. The front and rear bolsters are dovetailed and were masterfully engraved in 1984 by now world famous engraver Jon Robyn and is signed by the artist.
George Herron Fish Knife
George Herron was, without a doubt, was one of the best custom knifemakers to ever pursue the art. He was well known for his exquisitely crafted and designed knives which, as always, continue to have a significant collector following. George was a past president of the Knifemakers Guild and founded the South Carolina Knifemakers Guild. In 1987 George Herron was inducted into the Blade Cutlery Hall of Fame.
This Herron six inch fish knife features hollow ground, mirror polished blade of 154CM stainless and a full tapered tang. The single hilt is 416 stainless. The serial number #1104 is etched on the bottom of the tang and written on the back of the sheath. The handle scales are flawless, pre-ban African Elephant ivory attached with 1/4" blind stainless screws. In 1993 I scrimshawed a Sailfish scene on the trademark side. This is one of the very few knives other than Randall that I have worked on and the only George Herron knife I've scrimshawed.
Mel Pardue Folding Tanto
This is #06 of Mel Pardue's famous lock back Folding Tanto. This stylish Japanese style folding knife features a satin hand finished blade of 154 CM, African Bloodwood handle scales and nickel silver bolsters front and rear. The nickel silver hardware was masterfully engraved in 1984 by world famous engraver Jon Robyn and is signed by the artist.
Bowles Skinner Custom Handle
Richard Bridwell 3 Blade Folder
TMD Jade Lockback Engraved
The late Ted Dowell (TMD) was one of the founding members and past president of the Knife Makers' Guild. He earned the respect of knife makers and collectors around the world with his consistently excellent work. This museum grade gentleman's folder carries a 2-1/4" mirror polished, hollow ground blade and has an overall length of 5-5/8". The handle scales are gem quality Jade and the masterful engraving was executed by Steve Lindsay.
Mel Pardue Persian Folder
This slim Persian style folder #007 was crafted in the mid-1980s and is slick, smooth and stylish. It features ATS 34 stainless steel, Rosewood handle scales and nickel silver bolsters. The hardware has been masterfully embellished by world famous engraver Jon Robyn when he was just 22 and is signed by the artist.