Lurquin Fighter "Apocalyptic"

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by betzner, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    It's been many moons since my primary collection grew, essentially because I'd been involved in something else these last few years. Now and then, however, something other than a Warenski comes my way that really interests me, the Lurquin below being an example. I've owned his pieces before, but this "Apocalyptic" Fighter grabbed me really good, had to have it.

    I obtained the details below via communications with the maker:

    - Finishes of the blade, guard and pommel were sandblasted, parkerized and then underwent a stonewash finish
    - Guard and pommel in L6 steel & summer blade forged in 80crv2
    - Handle is vintage black micarta (sandblasted) from an old, turn-of-the-century New York fire station electrical panel from the turn of the century

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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Love it!!!! Very nice my friend...:cool:
     
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  3. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    The more I study it, the more I see. Spectacular.

    The antique handle material is special! :eek:
     
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  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Hey there Jim, thanks for stopping by to see how I butcher knife tips, lol. Nothing can beat your imaging, meaning this may eventually make it to you for something (a whole lot) better.

    And yeah, the Micarta handle material is almost certainly Westinghouse because it's of that period when it was the only producer, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  5. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    cool. it has a "smokey" vibe to it :thumbsup:
     
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  6. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Is the retention strap functional? It looks like it is set up on the wrong side.

    n2s
     
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  7. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    View attachment 1504819
    Here, see for yourself:

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  8. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I suppose since the sheath has been brought up, the image of the reverse, along with the maker's name, should be included here. Maker is Sergio Ortiz, a name unfamiliar to me.

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  9. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Very nice. In the first picture, the strap didn’t look long enough to reach around. That looks like first rate leather work.

    n2s
     
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  10. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Love those lines and curves. What a beauty. Mike
     
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  11. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Somehow I forgot to stop and say hello here, Dudley. Thanks, another one to check out and keep, I'm hoping;):)
     
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  12. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Such a fun looking design...love seeing pics of it.
     
  13. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    A very hearty “Hello” to you, too, my friend...you always have my attention and email buddy. :D
     
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  14. lhzeng

    lhzeng

    98
    Dec 4, 2017
    war dog. Very nice finished blade
     
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  15. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    That’s a good one Bob

    Congrats my friend
     
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  16. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Hey there Joe, yeah, I am really loving it, and thanks for dropping by!
     
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  17. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Great get, good to see you kicking and collecting, Bob!

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
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  18. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Good to hear from you, STeven, and thanks. I've been around but not much here, though I think that is going to change a bit now.
     
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  19. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    :thumbsup:

    SG
     
  20. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Terrific piece Bob - ready for any apocalyptic eventuality.
     

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