Nice Small Big Belly Hunting Knife

This beautiful knife is made by custom knife maker Ellis Sloan of Tucson, AZ. The Damascus is an outstanding example of his work and the steel & copper layered bolster and butt cap is simply amazing as well as unique. The smooth Alaskan maple wood handle has some beautiful character to it also. Looking almost 3D when you turn it in your hands. This knife is perfect for an everyday working knife.

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To buy, click on either photograph

 

20″ Bowie Knife

There is not too many of this sized Bowie knives around. Believe me when I say this is one big Bowie. At just under 20″ this knife was designed by and made for Western Artist John Hill by custom knife maker Jim Ort of Oz knives.

Ort/Hill Bowie

Made of 1095 high carbon polished steel

Ort/Hill Bowie

The blade alone is 14.25″ long

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Beautiful Crown Stag Handle

Ort/Hill Bowie

Leather Sheath also by Jim Ort

Interested in adding this to your collection? Check it out on the web site here

 

Some of the Best Knives for the Money

Olamic Cutlery is a relatively new company based in California.  They employ six Craftsman in Central Russia who hand forge and shape the blades. Each knife is made using only Russian materials. The Damascus used in each blade is a unique proprietary composition of 400 layer material that is high in Carbon with certain alloys added to provide impeccable edge retention and strength to the blade.

Damascus Blade and Cocobolo Wood Handle

Damascus Blade and Cocobolo Wood Handle

 

Howard Viele Knives

I’ve added two beautiful Howard Viele Knives to the website.

Howard Viele is at the pinnacle of the list of knifemakers hand making high-tech modern liner-locks from his Westwood, New Jersey Shop. He became a knifemaker through an unusual quest. After attaining the rank of “Sandan” (3rd degree black belt) in Karate in 1973, he became interested in the weaponry associated with the martial arts. When Howard began making knives, there was no one in the area to teach him any secrets and shortcuts, so he learned to make knives through trial and error, thus no particular knifemaker’s designs have influenced his work. He has been a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild since 1976 and is also a member of the German Knifemakers’ Guild. In giving Howard the Wooden Sword Award, Ken Warner, editor of Knives ’85 said, “The man cuts a clean line, often a new line, every time he goes for it. Viele knives are handsome knives that look so good, and so often different as well, you can’t help noticing. That’s practically a definition of style.”

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New Knives Added!

Added several new knives to the website tonight:

Barry Dawson Damascus Push Dagger

Dawson Dagger

Ruana Custom Finn

Ruana

Warner Custom Bowie

Warner Bowie

Muela Alamo Bowie

Muela Alamo Bowie

Rose Dawson Damascus Neck Knives

Dawson Neck Knives

Jim Ort Custom Drop Point Knife

Oz Knives

Arizona Kidd – Bob Hankins

Hankins

Photos from the 2013 Blade Show

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Custom Knife Maker Larry Pridgen

 

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Netherlands Custom Knife Maker Gudy Van Poppel

 

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Ancient Sword Breaker

 

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Custom Knife Maker Darrel Ralph

 

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Japanese Master Smith Shosui Takeda

 

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Custom Knife Maker Mike “Whiskers” Allen

 

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John, Owner of Shadow Tech knives

 

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Me with non other than Gunny – R.Lee Ermey
Semper Fi

 

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New Knives

Got in 2 beauties today which I’ll be listing on the website in the next couple of days.

Bill Wolf

Bill Wolf

Beautiful Spear Point Knife made 12-15 years ago by Bill Wolf of Scottsdale, AZ

Todd Kopp Dagger

Todd Kopp Dagger

Todd makes one or two knives a year. Part of the reason is because of how much time he spends on creating these beautiful art pieces. This on has Devon Thomas Damascus with blued steel guard and end cap. Carved mammoth tooth ivory inlayed with 22 -24 K gold rope and nuggets from Alaska.

 

Steve Hoel Knives

Born in Arizona in 1940, Steve made his first hunting knife in 1952 selling his first one ten years later. Exposed to high quality knives very early by spending time with Bob Loveless and Steve Johnson when they were partners. Known by many as perhaps the father of the interframe, he started making single and multiblade folders in the mid seventies. Steve has made Bowies, boot knives, and daggers, but his investor class folding knives in lockback and slipjoint design are collector favorites. His steels of choice are 154CM, ATS-34, 416, and commercial damascus. He favors natural materials for scales and inlays such as various woods, mother of pearl, fossil ivories, sheep horn, abalone, jade, and many others. His knives are favored for engraving by many of the top artists in the field. Steve has been a Knifemakers Guild member since 1978 and he is one of the featured artists in David Darom’s first class book, “Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives”.

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

Engraved Mother of Pearl Boot Knife

 

Todd Allan and Ron Oka Knives

Listed for sale are two knives. The first is Todd Allan’s “Thunderbird”

Thunderbird!

Thunderbird!

While the second is Ron Oka’s Kaiken Tanto

Ron Oka Kaiken

Ron Oka Kaiken

as usual, just click on the photos to be taken to the website for more information

Mad Bull Knives

I received three new knives from Jake Tuinstra of Mad Bull Knives newly listed on the site:

“Mad Bull Dagger”, “Flex Pike Fish Filet” & Jake’s fighter “The Border Patrol”

(click on any of the photos to take you to the website)

The Border Guard

The Border Guard

Flex Pike Fillet Knife

Flex Pike Fillet Knife

Mad Bull Dagger

Mad Bull Dagger