Gallery of Knives: Page 2

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Beautiful work by Keith Thrasher of Thrasher Custom Knives in of Pontiac, Il. on this classic dirk. 440-C steel, with a saber  grind on the lower portion, convex grind on the top. Excellent craftsmanship on the hand shaped horn handle and fancy filework on the spine. If you have any questions, drop Keith a line at

Another beautiful creation by Keith Thrasher. The guard is from 3/8" bar brass bar stock with scallops done with a needle file. 440-C steel saber ground to a razor edge and a buffalo horn handl and brass pommel. Here's what I found to be surprising: Keith has only been making knives for 4 1/2 years! 

A couple of Finish Puukko's illustrating the two types of traditional construction, guard and ferule. These were made with the new progression tempered blades where the edge is tempered harder than the spine  to hold an edge for a long time while still remaining strong and flexible. To see how these were made, please see the Progression Tempered Puukko tutorial, click HERE.

Another beautiful creation by Keith Thrasher, this one a Saber ground Damascus Dagger with buffalo horn handle. You got to love that intricate fluting. Obviously a work of love. You can write to Keith at:
I'm on love and have found a new level of craftsmanship to strive for. Knifemaker Lynn Patrick used a high carbon blade from Andre Anderson with Oosic, water buffalo and nickel silver spacers. Write to Lynn at  with your questions or praise.

Another beauty by Lynn Patrick, this one made with a Sandvik steel drop point blade by Lairi with reindeer shed handle and Finnish moose and musk ox spacers. I think this knife's greatest  beauty is in it's simplicity and elegance. Lynn is at

Highly polished Lauri Laplander blade with moose stag and crown, brass and black fiber spacers. Gorgeous. ( The Laplander blade is on Blades, Page 4). Another Lynn Patrick piece of functional  art.  Lynn is at

Made from the Puukko Kit ( See Blades, Page 4)  for a very lucky friend by the Rev. Rich Celley. He used the curly birch block provided and finished it with a  Danish oil that had a cherry stain mixed in to accentuate the grain. You can drop the Rev. Rich a line at

Wonderful work on the Alout blade by craftsman and hobbyist Gino Acevedo. I was surprised to find out that's poplar on the handle! Looks a lot better than the poplar I've got in my scrap pile. If you want to ask Gino a question, he's at    Hmmm. No pins. I wonder how he does that?

This is the Ferret blade with zebra wood handles, again by Gino Acevedo. Gino  is an inspector at an aircraft repair facility and has access to an etch machine to add his logo to the blade. He also uses their sand blasters to give his blades a satin finish.

This is the Northland Skinner with a hard working oak handle. Gino says he gives these away to friends. I don't know about you, but I'm going to offer to cut his lawn this weekend.

The "twins" , again from Gino Acevedo. Gino says he bought these a while back and added new  poplar handles. Once again, I am forced to wonder how he does these without pins.

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