Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pirate Knife......One for my collection

I like Jack Busfield's knives.  Jack is basically retired now but he made a lot of knives and whenever I find a nice one at a reasonable price I pick it up.  His knives make a great canvas for engraving.  I acquired this little Trailing Point with Apple Green Jade Inlays a couple years ago and finally got around to having it engraved.  I am quite pleased with how it came out and it will be going into my collection.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tim Hancock the Western Bladesmith

Tim Hancock is one of my favorite ABS Bladesmiths.  Tim is also one of the AKI (Art Knife Invitational) makers, he has a multi-year waiting list and has a great book out about him Tim Hancock the Western Bladesmith which features his work plus he is a great guy and makes very cool knives.  Here is a folder that has been in the works for close to two years.  Tim is known for the Spanish Notch that he uses in many of his fixed blade knives and I asked him to incorporate one into this folder.  I also had some input into the size of the gold lock.  Tim and I had many conversations about this knife and it is pretty cool to see the ideas we discussed come to be in this knife.    Love the way this turned out.