Sunday, July 11, 2010

Work of Art

I like all types of knives; folders, tactical, fixed blades, engraved knives, etc... However, I would have to say that my favorite knives are those that are engraved.  I especially enjoy having a knife made and then working with the engraver, having some of my ideas incorporated into the knife and the engraving.  Here is a new piece I just received, the work is from two of my favorite artists; Warren Osborne and Brian Hochstrat.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Josh Smith Private Knife Show and Hammer-In Continued.............

Well, my last post about the Hammer-in was basically about how much fun it was not about the knives.  Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of the knives [the other pictures were all from my BlackBerry] but they were quite nice.  One knife I came home with was a pre-ordered delivery and it is spectacular so I wanted to share it.  This is a push dagger from Master Smith Larry Fuegen.  I really enjoyed the process as Larry shared concept drawings with me and there was extensive discussion regarding the Ivory used for the handle.  Here is the end result;


Larry makes his own sheaths, this one is Alligator;

I wasn't as lucky as I would have liked, however, I did order three new knives from various makers at the show (Harvey Dean, Bill Ruple & Ken Steigerwalt).

OK, one more fun shot, curtesy of Eric Eggerly (Point Seven), me shooting a Sharps 45-90 Buffalo Rifle with Shane Taylor observing.  No Buffalo's were harmed during this event, paper targets.