A FAMILY AFFAIR
A pair of “matching" custom knives for a left-handed father and right-handed son. The knives were hand forged from W2 high carbon steel and differentially quenched with very distinct Hamon lines on each blade. The sharpened edge is about 4” for each with an overall length of about 10 1/2”. The handles are Sambar stag crowns with elk ivories (from an elk the son killed) embedded into each crown, as shown. The guards are made from wrought iron from a jail built in Petersburg, VA in 1854; I also used copper and black G10 spacers. The blades are embellished with the "twisted rope" hand firework along each spine. These wonderful sheaths were of course made by Upland Leather.