Random Customs-Lg

Not all of my pieces are made from a "stock" design. Many of the original blade blanks were made in hopes that one day they'll be made into a full piece.  The current photos in this page were custom orders requesting something special.  As new photos are added, a short description will be provided for each one.

This custom was requested as a "display" piece but they wanted something nice and with orange and green to honor a favorite college. The rest was given the okay to have "artistic liberty". I chose a mirror finish for the beauty and antler for the traditional style of the recipient.  The inlay on the sheath was something that had been rolling around in my head for a while and I've been wanting to do.

Steel:  440c - 56-58hrc Heat Treated - Mirror Polish
          3/16" thick  1" overall - 6" cutting edge
Handle: Mule Deer Antler with brass furnishings.
             Accents are orange and green micarta (made in shop)
Sheath: 6-7oz leather with green suede leather inlay. 

This Snakeskin handled knife was my first true custom order.  Someone asked me if I could "Make a knife with a snake skin handle" and my response was "I've never tried but I'm sure I can manage it."  Being someone to never be deterred from a challenge and never give up, it took 4 months of research and development to get the casting right for the handle, but finally got it.  
Steel: 440c   57-58hrc Heat Treat
         3/16"thick steel - 11" overall - 6" cutting edge
Handle: Brass furnishings
             Snakeskin handle cast in resin to protect it
Sheath: 7-8oz leather with rattlesnake inlay.