Matched Integral Set by Sam Lurquin, MS

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  1. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Greetings all,

    My knife purchases these days are fewer and further between, but this was something of a special order. My daughter is a big fan of Sam's work, and like others who have had the privelege of meeting Sam in person, she's a big fan of Sam himself. So as a surprise high school graduation gift, I ordered a father / daughter matched set.

    The big knife (spoiler alert - that one's mine ;) ) is Sam's extremely terrible Subhilt Tsavo in damascus and ironwood. The small intergal is hers. Both knives are absolutely stunning. Jeremy Guillaume was tasked to create the sheaths, and hit it out of the park as he always does. Love the fossil walrus frog studs.

    Working with Sam, Jeremy and Coop was an absolute pleasure - and a reminder that the best thing about the custom knife world is the people. But the most enjoyable part of the process was presenting my daughter with her gift - she had no idea it was coming and it couldn't have been more well-received. An absolute ray of joy in these less than joyful times.

    My thanks to all.




  2. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Well done and beautiful my friend

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  3. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Fantastic, congrats! This is great food for thought, my daughter's graduation is coming up in a few years...
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  4. lhzeng


    Dec 4, 2017
    Nice set. Sam did a great job.
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  5. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    When I heard your news it simply made me HAPPY! :) The pleasure is always mine.

    Sam is MOST talented and gracious. He deserves every gram of praise. :thumbsup:
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  6. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    An absolutely gorgeous set, Roger. They are both so wonderful that it would be difficult for me to say which I covet more ;)
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  7. Bigfattyt


    Jun 23, 2007
    Amazing set.

    My graduation present was luggage, if I remember correctly.....

    Your daughter is lucky to have a dad like you!
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  8. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment

    Jan 12, 2005
    Oh my god I so wish I hadn't opened this thread.

    Emily is all grown up!!!!!

    That means I'm old! ;)

    Awesome project made by an awesome maker, for a pair of awesome people. Congrats to both of you!
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  9. billf

    billf Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 2003
    Big thumbs up - and good to see you around, even if it's only occasionally !

    The kids really Do grow up so quick...

    I don't even want to say how old MY kids are now ...because that would mean that Dad is OLD :D

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  10. billf

    billf Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 2003
    I'd say that knife would make up for what was probably a (COVID) weird Senior year....
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  11. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Beautiful all around. What a fantastic Graduation Gift.

    Congratulations to both of you.
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  12. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Absolutely FABULOUS my friend...MANY congratulations!!!:cool:
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  13. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Spectacular, Roger, congratulations!!
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  14. paneraica


    Mar 4, 2011
    beautiful set Roger and a great graduation gift for your daughter

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  15. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    both really awesome :thumbsup:
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  16. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Thanks very much folks - and great to see so many old friends chime in.

    Matt, Bill – yeah man, just yesterday she was half way through grade school and now she's in university. You can't blink.
  17. herdbull

    herdbull Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Beautiful knives and a lovely Daughter, you are a lucky man!
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  18. Tin


    Oct 5, 1998
    Awesome knives, but even more awesome father!
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  19. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    Roger what a beautiful set and a great story. I had to twist my daughter's arm just to carry a Sak.:D
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  20. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
    Fantastic set and a great story. The handle on the Tsavo is gorgeous. The drama in the wood grain, the swell of the butt and the angle of the subhilt are incredible.
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