Stan Shaw Engraved Pen Knife

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Stan Shaw has been making knives by hand for over 75 years. Now 90 years old, he still works in his shop two days a week making knives the traditional way, by hand. “My knives are completely processed by hand, from sawing out the blades, springs and linings, to the finished product,” he says.

Trained under Ted Osbourne, Stan learned to make multi-bladed knives using expensive materials, such as mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. As the cutlery industry declined Stan learned how to do many of the jobs that would make a knife, such as forging, grinding and hafting. Traditionally these tasks were separate subdivisions of the cutlery trade, carried out by single person. This meant that many different cutlers were involved in the making of one knife. Stan Shaw is unique because he can make a knife from start to finish on his own.

In 1983, Stan went off on his own after working for such Sheffield greats as George Wostenholm, John Watts and John Clarke. In 2009 he moved his tools and workshop to the Kelham Island Museum. Stan has a waiting list of four years for his knives, which are highly prized by collectors.

You can see more photos and information of the above pocket knife on the website

Cody Wescott Knives

I’ve added 3 of Cody Wescott knives to the website.

Cody Wescott of Las Cruces, New Mexico sold his first knife in 1982 and is a full time maker at least he was in 1995 according to the 1995 annual edition of Knives, his knives where priced from $80 to some up to $950. back in 1995, he offered engraving and made his own sheaths.

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More information and to purchase these knives can be found here

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

 

Ronald Frazier Green River Style Skinner Knife

Ronald Frazier Green River Style Skinner Knife

Ronald Frazier Green River Style Skinner Knife

Ronald Frazier Green River Style Skinner Knife

Now available at Sonoran Desert Knives, “The west’s Best Place for Knives!”

Ronald Frazier Matched Set Hunters

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