These are the photos of the art knives from the knife show I recently attended in Toronto. The first four are from the South African maker. They were not on display at this show, but are taken from his advertising. Note the patterning in the Damascus steel of his blades, and in other photos.
This one from a lady maker from Wisconsin. It has no finger nick, but can be opened manually. If you don’t tell the nice policeman, it also has a hidden spring, and an adjustment stick which turns it into a switchblade. Don’t you feel safer that the Government has banned these things? Some of the makers put out notes about their knives’ content.
The next bunch are by a maker who produces fine knives, but also spends hours and hours scrimshawing beautiful pictures on the handles. Do you like the coming-and-going, wildcat pair, in color? He did the same type of thing a few years ago, in black and white – chalk on ebony, and carbon on ivory.
Hardly recognizable as a knife, this was the most artistic (?), and most expensive. Note the $14,500 price tag. 😯
Looking somewhat like an Eskimo ulu, this is actually modeled after a European knife/tool used to scrape the excess off the backs of hides for tanning. Aside from looking pretty, this one has a razor edge, and can be used to prepare food, or at the table to slice roasts, etc.
The son bought a $1200 Katana from the same guy who made the blade of the Katana that he won, three years ago. I’ll show pictures of them in a future post. In the meantime, the rest of these are gorgeous.