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Ankrom Exotics
09-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Here are a couple pics of a knife my Dad made for me. It's a display piece that we use to show off the handle material at shows.


Drop Point Hunter by W.E. Ankrom
Dressed in 'Magma Red' Cactus Knife Scales


Close up of the handle material

Description of the handle material taken from ankromexotics.com

“Original Cactus Blank”™ knife scales are hand made from Texas Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia lindheimeri Engelm. var. lindheimeri), the state plant of Texas. Portions of the cactus are painstakingly harvested, processed, and cast in urethane resin to make the set of scales. (All scales are bookmatched.) Only naturally dead pads are harvested and no damage is done to the living plant.

09-23-2009, 11:56 PM

09-24-2009, 11:15 AM
Beautiful piece of art!!!

Jeff Pearce
09-24-2009, 11:22 AM
Love that cactus handle, That is very nice...2thumbs

Jim Coffee
09-25-2009, 08:16 PM
great knife... wow

John Barker
09-25-2009, 08:52 PM
That is a beautiful knife! The scales are very striking.

Ankrom Exotics
09-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Thanks everyone, I'm pretty proud of it. I'll be posting some more pics of his work as time goes on. He's a very gifted and talented knifemaker.

09-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Nice work - congrats. Look forward to seeing more.



09-25-2009, 10:18 PM
There is something about those scales that makes me feel compelled to touch them. Is that strange?

09-25-2009, 10:42 PM
that s damn sweet.

09-28-2009, 09:38 AM
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!


09-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Very nice!

The Cactus handles look great

Frank Niro
09-28-2009, 02:50 PM
That's a lovely piece for sure, but then what your Dad has done has always been great work!!! Frank