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"Tharsis Intense" in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Gemstone handle, sheath in leather inlaid with black frogskin, stands of sculpted, hand-cast bronze
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Gemstone Knife Handle Photo Gallery Ten
(Mosaics, Doublets, and Multiple Gemstones)

Welcome to page ten

...of my gemstone knife handles photo galleries. The photo galleries were created to illustrate the many and varied gemstone knife handles I've made over more than three decades of knife making. It's easy to see why stone, rock, minerals, and gemstones have captivated man since the beginning of his existence on this rocky planet and will continue to do so!

The gallery pages are in alphabetic order. To see the master list, please visit the Gemstone Knife Handle Alphabetic List page. The pictures are thumbnails; click on them to see a larger picture with greater detail. Please remember that many of the full sized photographs are physically larger than the knife handle, so you are looking at a magnified version. As with any photo, there may be variations in color, density, and balance between monitors, browsers, and display settings.

You'll probably notice quite a variation in photographic quality of some of the photos. Early in my career, I took pictures of the knives with film, and had the film processed. I wasn't happy with that, so began to process on my own, improving the pictures considerably. Then the digital revolution came, and I moved to the realm of digital photography, improving the photographic quality and gearing my photography for this very digital medium. Many of the images of older knives and handles were scanned from old, low rendition prints and smaller negatives, so the quality of the image is less than optimum, but I included them because I believe it's important to see the gem material.

You'll also see repeats of certain gemstones, like Polvadera Jasper, Nephrite Jade, Red River Jasper, and granites. This is because not only do I use them a lot, but they also have variable character that is hard to describe with merely one photograph. For these same reasons, you'll see both sides of many of the handles, to give a complete view of the character of the gemstone.

Please remember that I do not have all of the gemstones pictured in the galleries available for new custom knife orders. I'll keep new gemstone knife handles posted, so please check back periodically. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about gemstone handled knives, visit my Gemstone Knife Handles page.

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Please click on the thumbnail photos for a full image
Dendritic agate, Indian green moss agate gemstone with African Blackwood on hidden tang knife handle with brass guard and pommel
Dendritic, Indian Green Moss Agate
Peidersite Agate with blue Tiger eye quartz gemstone on full tang knife with engraved bolsters
Blue Tiger Eye Quartz, Peidersite Agate
Green Aventurine, Blue Aventrurine gemstone hidden tang dagger handle
Green, Blue Aventurine
Milky Quartz, Chalcedony, Banded Jasper gemstone mosaic on full tang knife handle
Milky Quartz, Chalcedony, Banded Jasper
Chrysocolla, Amethyst, Sodalite gemstone on hidden tang dagger handle
Chrysocolla, Lace Amethyst, Sodalite
Black Nephrite Jade from Australia, Green Nephrite Jade from California
Jade, Black Australian, Green California
Black Australian Jade has bits of red jasper and metallic pyrite, green Calilfornia jade is uniform. Both are very tough, durable gemstones
Jade, Black Australian, Green California 1
California Nephrite Jade gemstone is very tough, bright green, and takes a fine polish
California Jade with Black Australian Nephrite Jade 2
California Nephrite Jade gemstone is extremely tough and durable. Here, it's paired with black nephrite jade in a doublet mount
California Jade with Australian Black Jade 3
Mosaic of Australian Black Jade and Apache Gold (pyrite and shale) on dagger handle
Australian Black Jade, Apache Gold
Covalite, Rhodonite with Franklinite mosaic gemstone knife handle on a full tang dagger
Covalite, Rhodonite/Franklinite
Nephrite Jade with multicolored moss agate gemstone, doublet setting on full tang knife handle
Jade, Moss Agate
Nephrite jade gemstone over multicolored moss agate gemstone doublet cut type setting on full tang knife with engraved bolsters
Jade, Moss Agate 1
Nephrite Jade with opalized petrified wood mosaic gemstone full tang custom knife handle
Jade, Opalized Petrified Wood
Banded Jasper/Hematite, Chrysoprase, Chalcedony gemstone knife handle on hidden tang knife with brass fittings
Jasper, Chrysoprase, Chalcedony
Snowflake Obsidian, Banded Jasper/Hematite gemstone inlaid in nickel silver full tang knife handle
Banded Jasper/Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian
Milky Quartz, Red River Jasper, Blue Sodalite gemstone, crocidolite,  solid opals, inlaid in nickel silver and blued steel with elephant ivory in handmade custom knife handle
Quartz, Jasper, Sodalite, Crocidolite, Opal
Peruvian Lapis Lazuli, Congo Malachite gemstone inlaid in nickel silver on full tang knife handle
Lapis, Malachite
Lepidolite, Chrysocolla gemstone on hidden tang knife handle with brass fittings
Lepidolite, Chrysocolla
Lepidolite, Pipestone (Catlinite) gemstone on hidden tang knife handle
Lepidolite, Catlinite
Malachite (Congo), Tiger Eye Quartz gemstone hidden tang knife handle
Malachite, Tiger Eye Quartz
Jade, Turquoies, Jasper, Apache Gold (Iron Pyrite)  gemstone mosaic and inlays on handmade custom knife handle
Turquoise, Jade, Jasper, Pyrite
Peruvian Lapis, Chrysocolla, Copper ore gemstone mosaic on handmade custom knife handle
Peruvian Lapis, Chrysocolla, Copper Ore
Apache Gold (Iron Pyrite), Chrysocolla, Malachite on hidden tang dagger handle with nickel silver fittings
Iron Pyrite, Malachite, Chrysocolla
Italian Goldstone, Blue Sodalite mosaic on full tang handmade knife handle
Sodalite, Goldstone
Sodalite and Italian Goldstone gemstone mosaic on full tang handmade knife with hand-engraving on carbon steel bolsters
Sodalite, Goldstone 1
Snowflake Obsidian, Peruvian Lapis Lazulii gemstone hidden tang knife handle
Snowflake Obsidian, Peruvian Lapis Lazuli
Snowflake Obsidian, Mahogany Obsidian gemstone mosaic custom knife handle, full tang
Snowflake, Mahogany Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian, Mahogany Obsidian gemstone mosaic custom knife handle with stainless steel fittings
Snowflake, Mahogany Obsidian 1
Petrifed wood, lapis lazuli, catlinite gemstone with bloodwood hidden tang knife handle
Petrified Wood, Lapis Lazuli, Catlinite
Petrified Wood, Banded Jasper/Hematite gemstone hidden tang knife handle
Petrified Wood, Banded Jasper
Quartz with Pyrite, Aventurine gemstone with ebony hardwood  hidden tang custom handmade knife handle
Quartz/Pyrite, Aventurine
Milky Quartz, Banded Jasper/Hematite hidden tang knife handle
Quartz/Pyrite, Jasper
Milky Quartz, Mahogany Obsidian hidden tang gemstone knife handle
Quartz, Obsidian
Tiger Eye Quartz, Cherry Blossom Jasper, Amethyst, Milky Quartz, Indian Green Moss Agate gemstone hidden tang knife handle with brass fittings
Quartz, Jasper, Amethyst
Bicolored Tiger Eye Quartz with Australian Tiger Iron Gemstone in brass fittings on full tang custom knife handle
Bicolored Tiger Eye, Australian Tiger Iron
Rhodonite with Franklinite, Rose Quartz gemstone hidden tang knife handle with brass fittings
Rhodonite/Franklinite, Rose Quartz
Turquoise, Tiger Eye Quartz gemstone hidden tang knife handle with brass fittings
Turquoise, Tiger Eye Quartz

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