There are always , within any grouping, those that do not fit. This is those knives. What is a subhilt, is it a Bowie, is it Dagger, is it somehow a hunter? Fanciful creations that defy categorization but yet represent edged tools like the rest.
Had a regular customer ask if I could make him a set of paired fighters, one for the right hand , one for the left. He specified striped damascus with bone handles one in white and one in black. This was a fun project. 13 1/2 " overall.
Amber Stag New York Special
A Loveless style New York Special with amber stag handles , 440C blade and 416 bolsters. Similar knife $250USD
This slim line fighter is 14" overall with a narrow 7/8" wide blade . The blade is 440C with a frame handle construction. The handles are Sambar Stag with hidden pin construction. Comes complete with hand made all leather sheath. $400
Crusader Subhilt 14 3/4" of mirror polished 440C 416 guard and subhilt Ironwood slabs with hidden pin design Similar Knife $695
This 12 " fighter is styled after the Loveless Wilderness fighter. Is it made of 440C with a tapered tang and red liners. The hardware is 416 and the handle slabs are stabilized spalted maple. The sheath is all leather and handmade. Both edges are fully sharpened. $300 USD
Loveless style Wilderness Fighter
There are some knives that you finish and can't wait to sell, then there are the ones that you would love to find some excuse to hang on to. This is one I would hang onto if I could.
Overall the knife is 12 1/4" long, the blade 6 3/4".
The blade is mirror polished 440C with a full tapered tang. The guard is also 440C with stainless pins. The handle has red liners for accents and the handle material is stabilized amboyna burl. The handle slabs have been sitting in my basement for years since they were not stabilized and I had actually forgotten about them along with a fairly good sized box of other unstabilized wood that I kept meaning to send out. Now I have the set up to do my own stabilization and realized I could use the wood in the box. I am really glad I I decided to use this. The handle is sculpted to fit the hand and it comes in the all leather sheath shown.
$400 USD plus shipping.
The Gauchos Friend
handle is walrus ivory, the blade is 440C and the bolsters are 416 and the knife is quick. $600
Matt Walker Damascus and bark ivory handle with damascus guards and red liners
Textured Fighter 10" 440C blade carved and textured Fully fileworked spine Matt Walker Ladder Pattern Damascus Bolster Mammoth Ivory slabs Similar Knife $495
Pair of Big Bears
Two Big Bear Subilts both in 440C with 416 guards and ironwood handles.
Walker Damascus Subhilt
Damascus Subhilt Fighter 15" Matt Walker Ladder Pattern High Contrast Damascus Balde 416 mirror polished guards Solid slab mammoth ivory handles Similar Knife $695
This pair of identical fighters feature Del Ealy damascus blades, damascus bolsters and carbon fibre handles.