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"Sargon" obverse side view in CPM154CM high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Algae gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Sargon"

Durango

"Durango" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Bird's eye serpentine gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath, with custom display case
"Durango" fine handmade custom knife

The Durango is a popular design, and this is one of my early models. It's an unusual piece, because it is actually a replacement knife. How would one of my original Durangos need replaced? The client told me that he had been in a horrific automobile accident, one that thankfully spared his life. In the mangled wreckage, he found only the broken blade of the original Durango, and never found the rest of the knife. He asked that I build a replacement knife, similar to the original, and a custom handmade display case that would not only display the new knife, but have a special place to hold the broken-off blade. This is the result.

This Durango has a mirror polished 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Birds Eye Serpentine gemstone handle, and a hand-carved leather sheath. The display case is Red Oak and Lauan (Philippine Mahogany).

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"Durango" reverse side view. Note custom etching on stainless steel blade, full hand-carving on sheath back and belt loop "Durango" spine filework detail. Note full filework, fully tapered tang, dovetailed bolsters and contoured and polished handle material "Durango" sheathed view. Sheath is hand-carved leather shoulder, dyed brown, hand-stitched lacquered and sealed "Durango" in case. Note block at top to hold blade broken in auto crash. Case is Red Oak and Lauan (Philippine Mahogany) "Durango" case details. Hinges are Lauan wood, case is red oak "Durango" knife display case details. Red oak has nicely dovetailed corners and an Oak back and frame. Even the lid is dovetailed and fitted. "Durango" open display case detail. Knife and sheath are lightly wedged in holders of Lauan hardwood

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