Beautiful Damascus Bowie

Anyone who knows me knows I have this thing for Bowie knives. I feel there is no better all around knife than a Bowie knife.

Adnan Monger sent me this beautiful Damascus Bowie knife.

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14.5″ Long with a 9.5″ blade length. Brass guard and butt cap and a colored giraffe bone handle.

If you’re interested in owning this one of a kind beauty, click here!

Chef’s Knives

I’ve gotten two amazing chef’s knives from knifemaker Ron Oka

The first is a beautiful Tiger Stripe Maple handled knife with 64 layers of Damascus stainless steel with a VG-10 core

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The second is just as amazing, Desert Ironwood handled knife with Hitachi Steel

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Both of these knives can be ordered here

Roger Hatt Custom Folder

Canadian Roger Hatt has been making knives since 1994. When you get a Hatt knife, you get a beautiful bang for your buck.

Beautiful Damascus drop point folder with walrus ivory scales.

More information and to purchase the knife here

 

 

 

 

Vintage Microtech Damascus MUDT

This M-UDT is considered to be of the Vintage era of Microtech.  The side opening automatic action of this knife is flawless and the overall aesthetics is in near mint condition. The handle has a rubber insert for grip, a lanyard hole, and a pocket clip on the back.

Dimensions
Overall Length:  6.2 inches
Blade Length:  2.5 inches
Blade Steel:  Damascus
Blade Stye:  Single edge partially serrated
Function:  Side opening push button automatic
Pocket Clip:  Yes
Lanyard Hole:  Yes

Priced to sell at $475.00 

Contact me if interested at leopold@SonoranDesertKnives.com

Mike Tamboli: Master of the Miniatures

For those who aren’t familiar with Arizona custom knifemaker, Mike Tamboli or his knives, then you’ve been missing out on a great resource for collectible miniature knives.

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Mike, who has been making knives since the early 70’s specializes in making miniature knives. His miniature fantasy knives are sought after by collectors around the world. Over the years he and his knives have been written about in many knife magazines and periodicals.

 

Mike says as much effort goes into making a quality miniature knife as it does a regular sized knife.

But Mike is not just known for his miniatures. He also makes outstanding fixed blades and folders too.

Now’s your chance to pick up and own one of Mike’s miniatures or regular sized folders newly listed at SonoranDesertKnives.com

Mike Tamboli Folder

Mike Tamboli of Glendale Arizona has been making knives for over 30 years. He has won many awards for his work in miniatures as well as regular sized custom knives. He has had his knives featured in many of the popular knife periodicals. 

Here is one of recent folders which has just been added to the website: 

 

 

Mike Tamboli Liner Lock Folder

New Damascus Folders

I’ve been dealing with Adil Zafar from Lahore Pakistan for several years now and I can testify to the excellent quality of his workmanship. Each knife he sends me is a well made knife no matter if it’s a fixed blade or folder. His Damascus is strong and sharp. You will not go wrong with one of his knives.

Three new folders have arrived and are now up on the website for sale.

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Knives by Adil Zafar

Two Masterpiece Sub Hilt Fighters

Both of these fighters were designed by Joe Ali of Scottsdale, AZ. The Damascus steel were made by Ray Rybar of Camp Verde, AZ. The grind and handle work was completed by Todd Kopp of Apache Junction, AZ. Both are truly art masterpieces.

Large Sub Hilt Fighter

Large Sub Hilt Fighter

Medium Sub Hilt Fighter

Medium Sub Hilt Fighter

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Rybar’s Wolf’s Head Damascus Dagger

I’ve heard other knife makers mention Master Smith, Ray Rybar Jr as a hard core knife maker. That he can go out into the Arizona desert, scoop up dirt and forge it into steel. They maybe exaggerating the latter, but when they do mention his name it is always with respect. Respect for his ability to forge beautiful knives as well as respect for the man himself. Overall he is one of the nicest people I have ever met.

Here I present his Wolf’s Head Damascus Dagger

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This knife is available for purchase on the website here

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Beautiful Damascus Knives of Shanila Adil

Shanila Adil and his family has been making knives by hand for several generations since 1938. Their company and factory, known as Popular Industry Knives is located in Lahore, Pakistan and specialize in forging beautiful Damascus blades.

Basket Weave Damascus Pattern

Basket Weave Damascus Pattern

Rain Drop Pattern Damascus

Rain Drop Pattern Damascus

His Damascus is made from 1095 and 15N20 steel.

Shanila’s Popular Industry knives are now being offer for sale here in the west at SonoranDesertknives.com