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Fancy Autos....

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Dawkind, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Here are a couple of my personal favorites and two of the ‘fancier’ knives I own.

    They are both masterfully hand crafted by the inimitable Richard S. Wright with Turkish-Twist Damascus forged by none other than Jerry Rados.

    Pictures are worth a thousand words’ as is said so here are a few...Ancient Walrus Ivory, Antique Shell, engraved, carved, ano’d, set with precious stones, and both with Richard’s ambi-bolster release.

    These are large folders with a blade length of 5 3/4” on the dagger and 5 1/2” on the Persian.

    The piece with the Lost Wax Cast Celtic-style bolsters has an Ancient Ivory blade-stop and the Persian piece has a stop of 18K gold.












    A better idea of the glorious ano and carving on the Dagger...


  2. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Very nice Dudley
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  3. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    Those are fantastic, your collection never ceases to amaze me.
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  4. Durban Devil

    Durban Devil Hunter Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 13, 2012
    Thank you for sharing those beautiful knives. I wasn't aware of Richard's work before.
  5. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Beauties....Thanks for showing !!!
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  6. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Both stunning but the dagger is my favorite. Love the Rados Damascus, I had several knives built with it over the years.
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  7. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    You know a good folder when you see one ;);)
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  8. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    that is some great spine work. :thumbsup:
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