Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
On second thought, this is my vote for "Knife Dogs' 2012 Best Collaboration Piece".
I'm the same way Murph! Looking at this knife, is stunning me! OK,who am I kidding? Everyone knows, I'm not speechless, except for the first minute or 2 that it took my breath away!!!Absolutely "STUNNING" work gentlemen! Sorry, pretty much speechless after that.
You are correct, sir. I am admiring it right now and just realized that I never posted here and thought I should do so. Everyone involved did a terrific job on this knife. This is the second "Bumpnik" that I have been fortunate to obtain. I have been very fortunate to obtain a lot of knives by some very famous and renowned makers, but these two Bumpniks are among my favorites - and not just because Steve is one of the classiest guys in the knife community that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. The knives themselves are just that nice. This trigger subhilt that Steve did is not only creative, but is a major reason why this knife feels so good in my hand.I had this one in my hand a couple times at the blade show and it is a great knife. All 3 guy's involved in the making of this one should be VERY proud of it ( I know the new owner is, I was there when Steve gave it to him) Jim
You are absolutely correct about the carving. DEEP relief carving indeed. Doug did an amazing job. And I am happy that you like it so much. Me, too! The only way anyone is going to get this one from me will be to pry it from my fingers. And with that trigger subhilt for me to grip, that is going to be awfully hard! :biggrin:Jim,
I think you touched on somthing that hasn't been mentioned enough, and that is the engraving! To say that it was engraved isn't really correct, it was carved! Deep relief carving, and the material that was left above was engraved! The engraving on this knife was incredible, the pics will give you an idea how deep the engraving is, but you really can't fully appreciate it until it is in your hand!