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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
Tharsis

Patriot

"Patriot" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Lace Amethyst gemstone handle, shark skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Patriot" Custom Knife
  • Size: Knife: Length overall: 12.3" (31.3 cm), Blade Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm), Thickness: .208" (5.3 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 13.5 oz. (383 grams) Sheath: 7.6 oz. (215 grams)
  • Blade: 440C high chromium stainless steel, hardened and tempered to 59HRC, mirror polished
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, mirror polished
  • Handle: Lace Amethyst Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-carved leather, inlaid with shark skin
  • Knife: The Patriot is a popular knife design of mine, and it was a pleasure to create one custom made for my client. The blade is a beautifully ground piece of high chromium 440C tool steel, with good hardness for great wear resistance and high corrosion resistance. The blade has long, elegant lines, graceful and sleek, with a very well matched and even set of hollow grinds and a razor-keen cutting edge. The blade is reinforced with a substantial spine thickness, and a three quarter length swage reduces the point thickness while preserving the spine. The knife has a fully tapered tang for weight balance, and is fully fileworked in my sunrise pattern. The knife is bolstered with triple bolsters, all dovetailed and made of zero-care 304 stainless steel, brightly mirror polished. The bolsters are rounded, contoured, and very comfortable, and they lock in the purple Lace Amethyst gemstone handle scales with tight, accurate dovetails. Amethyst is a purple-violet gemstone, prized throughout history and was the chosen stone of kings and popes, as well as one of the 12 foundation stones of the Bible. The purple color of the amethyst is due to iron, manganese, and titanium and in this particular piece, the bookmatched scales are filled with white agate and crystal for a fascinating pattern. The gem is polished and smooth, and the knife handle feels great in the hand, with the balance point exactly at the forefinger placement.
  • Sheath: I wanted something very special for the sheath, commensurate with the knife and handle, so I hand-carved 9-10 oz. leather shoulder for inlays of cocoa brown sharkskin. I dyed the sheath body a deep purple color, and the entire sheath is hand-stitched with black nylon, coated and sealed for longevity. The lines of the 9 inlays match, front to back and even in the heavy belt loop. 
  • A very sleek, graceful, and handsome knife and sheath for a great client.

Thanks, S. Y.!

Mr. Fisher,
Unreal!!!! Wow is this knife beautiful. Thank you so much.
It's unreal how many different colors are in that handle. I kind of go lost in it last night!!!

--S. Y.


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"Patriot" reverse side view. Note sheath inlays even in back of sheath and in sheath belt loop, stitched with heavy nylon black thread "Patriot" spine filework, edgework detail. Pattern is "sunrise" filework throughout the tapered tang "Patriot" inside handle tang view. All surfaces are rounded, smoothed, polished and finished for comfort and blending "Patriot" obverse side handle detail. Handle scales are Lace Amethyst gemstone, a beautiful purple violet gem cherished through the ages "Patriot" reverse side handle detail. Mid-bolster and quillon allows forefinger to grip the handle solidly, comfortably with a smooth feeling "Patriot" reverse side gemstone handle detail. Lace amethyst has crystal forms of white agate, and muted colors caused by manganese, iron, and titanium "Patriot" obverse side handle detail. Bookmatched gemstone handle scales are well-fitted, smoothly polished and beautiful on the knife handle, outlasting the knife. "Patriot" reverse side gemstone handle detail. Fit is extremely tight, no seam can be felt between tang, bolsters and gemstone handle scales. "Patriot" sheathed view. Sheath is inlaid with cocoa brown real sharkskin, which is tough and very durable. "Patriot" sheath front detail. Sheath body is 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, tightlly inlaid with tough sharkskin with interesting pattern and texture, while being extremely tough "Patriot" sheath back view. Sheath is hand-stitched with durable black nylon thread, shark skin inlays in back and even in belt loop. "Patriot" sheath mouth view. Sheath is deep and protective, yet allows a good portion of handle for quick and smooth unsheathing.  "Patriot" knife blade point detail. Point is thin and extremely sharp, with heavy relief and deep hollow grind for longevity.

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