Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Stoked! This piece is inbound.

I have long been a fan of the work of Deryk Munroe.  I don't know why but I had never asked Deryk for a knife for myself to carry and use, finally did and he said sure.  Can't wait!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Neptune & Mermaid

Here is a great knife, one of my favorite Dagger designs by Tom Overeynder with engraving by one of the best, C J Cai.  I have always been a fan of nautical themes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Catch a Rising Star ............. Tom Ploppert

People always want to know who the next big name maker will be and there are many names thrown in the hat.  I have been pretty lucky correctly identifying a few of the up and comers and here is one that will surely be a winner, Tom Ploppert.  I first saw Tom's work at a show in the Fort Worth Texas stockyards several years ago and bought my first knife from him, a trapper with bolsters engraved by Joe Mason.  I have watched several other top makers examine his work and they are always impressed.  Below are pictures of several of Tom's knives.  If you find one I strongly recommend you consider acquiring it.

Engraved Trapper

Diamond Edge Cattleman's Knife

 Lockback Whittler

Lockback Sowbelly

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jim Dunlap Shadow Pattern Gentleman's folders

Jim is is a relatively new custom knife maker specializing in traditional style folders.  Jerry McClure, a long time award winning knifemaker, is a mentor to Jim and the tutelage shows as Jim's fit and finish is very good, back springs are flush in all three (open/closed/halfstop) positions on his knives and is file work is good. I love these little Gentleman's Folders that Jim makes and have sold close to 50 of them over the past couple of years.  Blades are all hand rubbed and satin finished.

People pick them up and marvel at how good the knife is for such a reasonable price. I expect to see his knives become more popular as they offer great value for the price.  This is a knife maker to watch.  If interested go to

Saturday, July 4, 2015

John W Smith continues to "hit them out of the park"

Two new pieces from John that will soon be available on the website.

SG1 with Mokuti bolsters and LSCF scales that have been hand checkered.

SD2 with Mokuti bolsters and LSCF scales

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pirates by Tore Fogarrizu and Simone Fezzardi

This is an exceptional knife created by Tore Fogarrizu with engraving by Simone Fezzardi.  The knife is a button lock, pushing the hidden button allows the blade to pop up a half inch or so that it may be grasped and fully opened.  The side plates are gold and they are fully engraved with a Pirate scene.....the captain, looking trough his telescope (see the view reflexed in the glass at the end of the telescope) spys a beautiful pirate lass shown on the reverse side of the knife.  A playful and beautiful work of art by two Italian Masters.