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Ankrom Exotics
09-23-2009, 07:33 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.



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


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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.

JAWilliams
09-23-2009, 10:56 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bugler
09-24-2009, 10:15 AM
Beautiful piece of art!!!

Jeff Pearce
09-24-2009, 10:22 AM
Love that cactus handle, That is very nice...2thumbs

Jim Coffee
09-25-2009, 07:16 PM
great knife... wow

John Barker
09-25-2009, 07:52 PM
That is a beautiful knife! The scales are very striking.
-John

Ankrom Exotics
09-25-2009, 08:11 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.

T.A. DAVISON
09-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Nice work - congrats. Look forward to seeing more.

TA




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Frstr8
09-25-2009, 09:18 PM
There is something about those scales that makes me feel compelled to touch them. Is that strange?

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

Milt
09-28-2009, 08:38 AM
Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!


Milt

stabber
09-28-2009, 11:25 AM
Very nice!

The Cactus handles look great

Frank Niro
09-28-2009, 01:50 PM
That's a lovely piece for sure, but then what your Dad has done has always been great work!!! Frank