As a collector--- Everything has a price, many are for sale, some not just yet.  take a peek but PRIMARILY< Just Enjoy my site. 


 Friedly Quillion Dagger with Nitre Blued fittings & Picasso Marble Handle, SS Damascus Blade,.Gold work and dual Butterfly's showcase this incredible piece!Eng by Gil Rudolph Enlarge for Viewing



Vladimir Kolenko/This is Fantastic! OAL is 19" along for the ride are MOPs, gold work, great engraving & more.

Vladimir Kolenko is a Doctor working on the Biology of Cancer both Prostate & Kidney. Thank U Doctor From the top looking downward with a magic pearl and gold leaves
Vladimir showing another side with the guard and more pearls Photo by Coop

Steve Hostetler does it again~ Mammoth tooth galore! You have to see it to believe its great colors.
Copper spacers, 15" oal and when you hold this you won't let go!

Marcus Doyle is a college professor by Day and a art knife maker by NIGHT.Enlarge to see detail on these beautiful Damasteel blades   $995

Best ART KNIFE Brea 2020






Marcus with another beauty which has an overall length of 10" and a 5" Blade. they all come with beautiful sheaths $$$550




Marcus Doyle & his Scandinanian beautiesNickel Silver, Damasteel wave patterns,etc.
These works of art have buffalo horn, hog tooth, Musk ox & the finest desert Ironwood you will find todayBottom two @ $695 ea

These are as good as sub hilts GET!  Fantastic!  Yes, I am trying to acquire many more soon.Bottom Sold

K-Ali  is a very good maker especially with Sub HiltsSOLD Tell me the oal you want and I probably have it. SOLD

Ali is a 3rd gen Forge Master that is fast becomming one of the favorites for sub hilts. SS hilts & Loveless style pins with deep hollow grinds. 

Ali Sub Hilts. These two are 6" Blade/12"oal & 8" Blade/ w 14"oal. Incredible Brown mix Micarta scales Top $675 bottom $895

Here we have a "PEW" (Personal Edge Weapon) 440c  RHC 58Full taper tang & Red liners as they all have. (Enlarge for great view) $695

Yes, they can come in pairs and we can get you up to 18" oal with a 12" Blade.  Red liners included.    

"THE BODYGUARD is the Intergal of all time. Overall length is 14", The carvings and file work are perfect & this Persian Dagger now has a home with the three Likarich's  FOR SALE $3,750

Max Berger worked with Steve Likarich and the extreme hours he puts in to complete one art Knife is insane. Max won Best Fantasy at the Anaheim show. (The one on the Right side)



Mamoru Shigeno & his New York Special 7&3/8soal with Anodized Black Timascus scales/tapered tang & thong hole /Leather sheath








K-Ali is a 3rd Generation Master Blades Smith. His grandfather was a sword maker/ SS pins, red liners, great fit & finish!  Here is another beautiful Dagger and a NYS sidekick  

Dagger $645

NYS  $550







K-Ali: If you are into martial arts you know the above comes in pairs and how they are used! Butterfly sword Enlarge for viewing  $$$1,295







Warenski-EricksonDagger with photo by Eric Eggly/David Darom

AKI 2011-Sculpted double guard made from 416 stainless. Engraved & embellished with purple amethyst gemstones. NYFS

Pommel has sculpted pedals & engraving with purple amethyst gemstone in center.

The handle is a rare and hard to find Charolite gemstone from Siberia, Russia. fotoon the right is a Willie Rigney with similiar Charolite handle & engraving by David Perdue

Herman Schneider & one of his famous Daggers: Bring band aids as this one's Blood Groove is for real. Great Work Herman. OAL is 14&1/8th" with blade of 8&3/4" 

Curt Erickson & Julie Warenski on the cover of 2018. Get your copy now-Call Dave Harvey @ Nordic Knives,  or  Joe Kertzman direct & Thanks for enjoying my Site!






Now on the cover of Knives Annual Book 2018 Curt Erickson & Julie Warenski presents:FANTASY DAGGER, Handle is premium grade Moss agate, Fittings are hot blued & solid silver accents. Engraved & gold background- From the Solvang Art Knife Invitational show in Solvang, Ca. 




Yellow Sapphire gemstones set in the hot blued blade insert. Large Citrine gemstone set in the pommel. This very large and beautiful Dagger measures 19" overall  The large sterling Silver inlays are engraved & filigreed with Gold background.  The wonderful team of Curt & Julie continue to inspire us with the World of DAGGERS

Master Bladesmith Joe Cordova created this fantastic Dagger/short sword in 2010 for the Solvang Invitational Show Great Scabbard and steel is 5160 carbon, satin finish. Joe Cordova------A beautiful Maple Burl handle, with blued fittings & engraved SS cabochons in the hilt.15" blade & oal of 22" Not For Sale (enlarge for viewing) Stan Fujisaka & the Hawaiian Lady. Enlarge for viewing~

Koji Hara's Haniwa Dagger. Mirror polished spear point fixed blade dagger. Fujin & Raijin drawn on both sides of the MOP.  Comes with a stainless steel sheath.OAL is 204mm & blade is 107mm. Got it???



Fujin is the Japanese God of Wind and Raijin us God of Thunder. Handle is 316 stainless Blade is M390. The MOP is  just incredible. How Koji can draw all of this into the pearl is a trade secret & you would have to go to JAPAN to discover. KOJI HARA IS ICHIBAN  #

Max Berger almost always wins a trophy at the Pasadena show ea & every year. SOLD





Jim Martin a GREAT Lock BACK Folder at a GREAT Price. 440c 416SS 6.50oal Enlarge for better viewing  $600

reduced $525 great holiday gift

Ron Newton, Ali and Tim Withers together they look delicious!





Whats better than one Master Smith named "Ron Newton"? Well, how about TWO-A NYS and a Hideout. These two are very special as in FANTASTIC! Enjoy

Jim & Buster ~~~The Early Days  Buster Warenski Fighting Canes scene  VERY RARE WARENSKI SP $12,850 ENLARGE for better  viewing Buster Warenski & his Famous "Fighting Canes" scene. NOTE: This is an original B4 Julie. Buster did it all. The Mastadon Ivory is perfect as are the gold pins and shield. MORE PICTURES ON PAGE 2 Jim Ence created one of the most fantastic Gold Quartz Daggers  with the Gold Miner carved into the blade
//David Darom Book "Great Collections"

All of Ali sharp objects come with sheaths but that said, I don't recommend keeping them in leather!  Still have some of the above


What's better than a Elmer Keith by Friedly?  How bout TWO of em!  POR Enlarge for better viewing. Bottom SOLD Masao Takahashi makes stag look like a new Mercedes! Call for prices   POR  #2 dagger is SOLD-On hold

Bill Luckett "THE GRIZZLY" 6&1/4" blade of 154cm, mirror polished hollow grind with 11&1/2" oal.  Stainless steel hilts & butt cap with SS & black fiber spacers.  A great leather belt sheath with ring attachment. Butt cap is something very special. You have to see & hold to believe. ENLARGE FOR BETTER VIEWING


Bill Luckett for those of you that do not know is from Texas & is considered one of the finest makers around. You would think he does all this with a C&C machine. Just fantastic. I might consider parting (selling) but it sleeps with me tonight!


Bill Luckett knives showcasing some of his very best.  His waiting list is quite long and I am sure you can see why~~ They are just incredible to hold and he is as good as they get.

IF You are a FAN of Buster Warenski then U need one of these as Buster was the artist. To the left is a Edward Curtis rendition & to the right is Frank Frazetta  Yes, Buster made his own changes but are they great!   *** Curtis lived with the American Indians from 1900-1930 watching & drawing
OH MY! Busters art work that he did in 1980 YES, FOR SALE-POR From the 'Phil Lobred Collection' $550  A steal at this price!


The #1 Dagger Maker ever, did these and other drawings in the early years! Priceless.$SOLD



BUSTER WARENSKI :  If you collect Daggers and love/ own Busters finest, what could be better than adding his drawings.
Of course its for Sale! BUT its not cheap!

Three Great Hibben's Picture says "Hey Dad, buy me one of Dave's Knives"
Gil Hibben with one of his Masterpieces!

Gil Hibben SAYS "If you need the descriptions of overall length and height then you are looking at the wrong Knife Gil Hibben from top looking down showing engraving & detail. Just an amazing piece. 



Tim Withers Knives: Please Tim-Go Full Time & create More for us to ENJOY!!!!



Daggers like this by Kalafan do not get much better than this!

Enlarge to enjoy more!  Possibly FOR SALE




OK, so this pair are not ART KNIVES. The large Bowie & the original Buffalo Skinner look as close to mint as they were about 60+ yrs ago when my good friend purchased them at age 16.  $365 ea.

Dennis Friedly is Very Insane =Talented beyond words. SOLD  Gil Rudolph Master Engraver does it again LONE STAR Knife Expo-Best of SHOW 2012 Best of Show 2012- 7.75"oal-Presentation grade MOP/Nickel Silver Sheath with Rudolph Gold,    SOLD Diamond & Engraving
John Young with his newest model created after a similiar piece by Steve Johnson *** Darom's ART KNIVES 111



Buster Warenski & his Famous "Fighting Canes" scene. Only three of these were made by Buster.****** Very few Buster knives are still available with his own endgraving! This is 1. Bob Loveless with an early Riverside nude logo (slight small crack in stag, With sheath  POR  SOLD



Paolo Gidoni-Full integral Fighter with Eng by Lionello Sabatti $7,200 To fully appreciate "enlarge" to view this incredible high relief engraving.


W.D. Pease does it again. Beautiful Gold Lip MOP to go with a matching Sub Hilt Baby bear(below) this one is
Joel Chamblin shows his full range of talents here with the finest presentation grade stag seen in a very long time. Fit & finish is a "10". Just "Wow"For Sale $1,295 You can see why~ Yes, this is an integral. His work is far beyond what can normally be done with one piece of 440C. SOLD TO GUNS N ROSES  
This piece represents knife #4000 owned by Eric Meyer//(Eric Meyer was the largest collector in the world of art and collectable knives until his death a few yrs ago.) and has the box name plate signed by Herman Schneider.








Herman Schneider is a legend and this is one great example of why~ This Dagger was made for Eric Meyer (the world's largest collector) and was #4000 which is so indicated on the display Box.This is of course the Rain drop pattern and it doesn't get any better than this. WoW    AND, go to Page 3 to see The Original Display Box that goes with this beauty.   includes hand made display box.



ALSO FROM THE PHIL LOBRED COLLECTION  : Jim Ence Price  Poppy handle  5&3/4" blade oal of 10&1/2", silver hilt, gold inlay, silver sheath. Provenance: Custom Fixed Blade Kinves-David Darom-Page 121
 ***Phil  Stated that of all the carved handle knives of the 1850's this was his favorite. FOR SALE $7,200.


What's Better than a "W.D. Pease" with Gold Lip MOP?  Why TWO integrals with a Sub Hilt and gold pins of course.  Nobody does it BETTER.$1,875 ea Top is SOLD FROM THE PHIL LOBRED Collection  ~Michael Price California Bowie: Buster Warenski Famous Fighting Canes scene :Knives Annual '82   & Ence Gold Quartz-call for price on Ence TIM WITHERS ~The new star among stars. Shown here in both green micarta and beautiful Desert Ironwood scales.  You can order directly from Tim at 209-470-2047 $895 top



Dan Keyes-"The Lady in Black (Widow). Great piece-NFS Lady in Black laid to rest in her Coffin. Jim Weyer Book IV (upper right) Enlarge pic
    The Red eyes in the skull will send you a message-Open with caution!  Not for sale but fun to enjoy!

Bill Ankrom engraved Chute with great Desert Ironwood and parachute holes 9!/4" 4 1/2" blade Engraving by  Bruce  Christensen  Poss for sale

Jim Sornberger Blade Mag7/98
Engraving by maker/ Handle-Lapis, Sugulite,and  Amber/ David Darom's Book IV Great Collections 6/07 For Sale $1,875

Masao T with ZDP 189 powder -great stag not laminated. *** For Sale 



TR-2 PK Print Anodized Custom with solid Aluminum handle/mirror Polished finish & custom anodize.  For Sale $450 ea


TR-2 Custom Anodized by Peter Kellett, inlay push button and Satin Blade.  Must ENLARGE  to enjoy all those Skulls.


BRIAN TIGHE does it again with his great flipper. Note the one below is already sold (5 rows below) but this one is still available at a good price. For Sale***$745 
Dan Keyes  has an international reputation for "The Count"  This piece took hundreds of hrs in creating and has a full length Casket as does his dagger shown below.  Blade Jan 2017   SOLD



OAL of 38" of 440 SS; engraved with cobweb pattern/wt less than 5 lbs. Skull is powder coated & has 8 ss spikes. Eyes are LED bulbs.Gothic Theme over 700 hrs to create.$15,000  SOLD



Blade Magazine Jan 2017 issue, back page: titled "DOWN FOR THE COUNT".  Get ready for Halloween with Dan Keyes Skull Sword You get the full size Coffin & Old Man in the   picture toooo. SOLD
Lloyd Hale & his Magnificent Pair-Desert Ironwood Here we show the top side with great detail. Enlarge to enjoy! Lloyd spends many hours creating these with both file work &the inlay throughout 
Flip them over and you find the same hrs & hrs of inlay. E mail if interested $$$ LLoyd Hale:  This is why we refer to our world as "ART KNIVES"
Jim Ence created one of the most fantastic Gold Quartz Daggers  with the Gold Miner carved into the blade David Darom Book IV Great Collections. P183 This creation took weeks of working daily including the gold inlay/overlays.



The Gold Quartz handle -Material by Jan Garvis. Just fantastic.



Stan Fujisaka's "The Birds and the Bees"  Over the years I have been asked to part with this fantastic piece & now its here. Judy Beaver took over 145 hrs to complete the engraving.  SOLD



STAN FUJISAKA does it again!  This time the theme is Bumble Bee's vs Humming Birds ~ A 3" blade with an OAL of 7".  It is truly another incredible work of art of Judy Beaver and Stan's desire to showcase the best.



This is the flip side showing Judy's imagination and talent.  The Mother of Pearl is AA Presentation Grade and is as good as it gets!  A very special display case was created just for this wonderful piece of ART. 
THE ONE & ONLY:BUSTER WARENSKI This sword is mid 70's vintage and was sold at auction in late (70's) renowned auction of Dr Jack Holfield's collection. $17,875 SOLD***
Buster Warenski-Incredible basket hilt sword-One of only three in his lifetime ever created.  Silver Sterling includes a beautiful diamond at the back of the handle graded D in color chart.  Overall length is 36" and comes with a beautiful Black leather sheath also in Sterling Silver. Please, serious offers only.  $17,875 OBO.  SOLD        SOLD                    SOLD
Marfione's Matrix & Starlord-Both for sale


Matrix is $1,850 and Starlord is $2,150





Matrix High Polish & Starlord DLC Mirror Plish Elmax Carbon Fiber w/Flamed TI HW S/N 030 








Anthony Marfione Jr. Now Heretic Knives (Enlarge for better viewing)  this beautiful piece opens as smooth as silk. Met Anthony at the Delevan show a week ago. The Engraving next to it is from Jim Sornberger/Master Engraver & knife maker #1 SOLD



Marfione Starlord DLC Mirror Polish Elmax Carbon Fiber w/ Flamed Ti HW S/ 030  For Sale  $2,150




Marfione Starlord backside view.  There is very little to be said about any of the Marfione's.  Very hard to find. Blade has a black chrome finish(DLC) and is stunning!



Marfione  MATRIX-Put side to side with the Starlord, they look like Twins.  Just Fantastic together Enlarge for better viewing.For Sale $1850
Max Berger's -"Bad Attitude" fighter.  Of course he won the trophy.Max WON the WOODEN SWORD AWARD in 2012for Raven & Serpent- First time in 32 yrs ever given for a fantasy knife.

Max Berger and Wolf Loerchner have something in common. WoW, what a piece of ART.  More on the Wooden Sword award-  SOLD to AXL ROSE 




What is better than ONE? Why two of course. Which is your favorite?  Bottom available for $4,000











Pro Tech TR4 Splash Skull // Take your PICK! $445.00  





You have got to be kidding! Spencer Hoglund  (2011 Overall World Champion Cowboy action shooting & Jim Hoag (world Famous Gunsmith & Myself holding his very first 1911 .45 Colt 8" Ask ME?


Lamont Coombs with Raluca Markow's Scrim on Pearl (See below) down 3 & 4 rows.....She also did Stan Fujisaka's -4 rows below.




Raluca Markow and her cats hiding in the grass. Call me for getting her to do your Scrim on Pearl.  $1,795





Is this for real? A fantastic John Young Sub Hilt Baby Bear with an oal of just 9".



John Young just continues to amaze us with new styles, shapes,etc. Many more shown below.Possibly  For Sale???



Coombs shows off his mother of pearl along with two cats that have been scrimshawed into the pearl itself. Enlarge to see this cat close up. F/sale
Lamont Coombs cats literally jump out at you inside this beautiful pearl. Call me for info on Raluca Markow the Scrimshaw Artist that can do it all. Contact for price For Sale**

  Raluca Markow is the only Scrimshaw artist we know that does it on Mother of Pearl. The bottom is also Stan Fujisaka AND may be For Sale soon. U will see much more of her in the coming months.
Ron Skaggs created two beautiful fully carved cats in 1977 Scrim is colored with India Inks & Handmade Belt buckles with sterling Silver SOLD Imel's both Sold Billy Mace Imel with the Body Guards to one of the FOUR KACHINA's also created by Imel.**


Bill Luckett makes the most exciting fighters & Bowie's second to none.  9& 1/2" blade & 15"oal 


Ron Best has just created the 'impossible'.  It is a 10" oal Jasper & Pen shell folding Dagger Masterpiece with gold overlay & literally  layers of TNT Damasteel in the handle with dense twist damasteel blade. YOU must enlarge your picture to see this at its finest.



Ron Best at his Best. Incredible abalone with lots of  gold work along the way.  Ron has won the WW CRONK award twice~in '07 & '08.He uses no milling machines, by hand with files and sandpaper. YOU can meet Ron in two weeks at the Blade show, if you can locate him surrounded by collectors from all over the planet.  $8,500 for Green Abalone


Ron Best needs to change his last name as "His Best" just keeps getting Better.  How about "Ron the Icchi Ban Master.  $8,500**Knives Annual 2015 P.147



"The Four Kachina's" Series. Gary Blanchard used this as his first project where he used ceramic resin in the head-dress instead of Red Coral to get the needed detail. Other inlays are of Red Coral, turquoise, black buffalo horn,  & 24ct gold. There are 1500 beaded bands individually hand sanded & fitted into place. The makers were able to choose their own Kachina's
1st=Willie Rigney,White Buffalo Dancer// Next was Jim Ence with The Eagle Kachina & third came  Billy Mace Imel "The Sun Kachina & finally was Gary Blanchard's "The Broad Faced Kachina."  $135,000.00







"THE SUN KACHINA" by Billy Mace Imel created this masterpiece. Handle is Black Buffalo Horn as are the balls of the guard & pommel. 537 HOURS went into this creation.  The original first three by Willie Rigney, Jim Ence & Imel were requested by J.W. Bailey at the Anaheim show in early '85 Gary did all the carvings with specific requirements for the shape & detail // The project took 7 years from beginning to end with over 1872 total hours by these four great makers.  Gary was told by the steel company that the process of carving into the steel was impossible yet here it is today! *Photo by Hiro Soga*








Eric Meyer~~~A few years down the road, Eric Meyer (The world's largest collector) entered the picture , purchased the three & asked Gary to do a 4th since he was the creator. The project was completed  after 7 years & Eric Meyer took the Four Kacina's home to Switzerland! ***Later to his home in N.Y. & his ranch in Michigan.  Today, they reside here in Chatsworth, Ca & Simi Valley with their new parents Dave Nittinger & Rick Monsour.  See all four of this masterpiece in the rows below.  They will be on Display at the Delevan Show in October 2014.





Joe Kious Matching Set~ 16" &10&5/8" oal-Mirror polished hollow grinds, satin finished flats. 








Joe Kious Daggers~~~Stainless steel hilt, collar and pommel with fancy rope filed brass spacers.  You have got to see this pair together and you will understand why Kious is in such demand. 





Joe Kious used Spiral fluted coco bolo wood for the handle with twisted gold wire wrap.  Comes with a padded storage pouch, no sheath HOWEVER a fantastic Display Case for this Fantastic PAIR 



Mamoru Shigeno ~ is 38 yrs old born in 1976. He has been making knives for 15 yrs taught by Matrix-Aida the brother of the President knife maker in Japan. His attention to detail will amaze you and I am so very happy to see Mamoru coming to shows here in So Calif. 









Mamoru Shigeno's father has been a violin manufacture in Japan.  I am very pleased to hear that he is interested in attending the Dan Delevan Show in October.  California Collectors will be very pleased to have an opportunity to purchase a knife from this most talented artist. The above two art fighters are from the Solvang Show & I was lucky enough to have my name drawn on each.  My only question now to Mamoru is does he make folders as beautiful as these fighters?  David Darom's ART KNIVES BK 111NOT FOR SALE  

















Japan's Mamoru Shigeno"Special Fighter" 6" blade, ATS34 Stainless fittings  handle ~with leather sheath NYFS Enlarge to get better image! Mamoru is in the same class as Koji Hara-They are both "ichi ban! #1  Solvang 2014 Art knife Invitational Mamoru  Shigeno Special Big Fighter! 11" blade and 16.5" oal. ATS34/stainless steel fittings and great Stag handle/ leather sheath 



Mamoru Shigeno is one of the very best for fit/finish and everyone wanted these two knives. He is relatively new to American knife community but won't be for long.



Sir Lloyd Hale does it again! I have waited a yr & a half & now its here. How does he do it? Photo's by Coop coming soon!  ***Will Trade for S series Mercedes or Tesla! (Not from the Solvang show)





The Solvang gang (collectors & makers alike) studied this masterpiece and they all agreed~ There is no one on the planet today like Sir Hale : Dear Lloyd, please start my Dagger sometime in the next few years! Thanks.






His hours and hours are truly tested when you see how many tiny pieces of Pearl are inserted into this Picasso! WOW. I have been collecting "Lloyd Hale knives" for some time now and I can tell you that when YOU receive a 'Hale' it is your birthday & Xmas all wrapped in one! He is certainly one of the most talented makers of all time! 

CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Kachina's Set of 4. J.W. Bailey, a San Diego Collector commissioned the Kachina pieces back in the 1980s and eventually sold them to Eric Meyer. 



(Back Side Viewing). With Eric Meyer these beauties have lived in Switzerland, NY, Michigan. They are finally home in Calif~  For Sale-call for pricing on the 4 piece set



GARY BLANCHARD:The Four great makers were asked and agreed to work on this project: Each knife started out with one piece of steel and Gary started his carvings. Gary spent 400 hrs on just the carving of one of these~

WILLIE RIGNEY: "White Buffalo Dancer" Still known today as one of the finest dagger makers alive.  The First of the Four Kachina's  //Blade Magazine Cover 12/1986// Willie was a P/T maker up to this point & he credits this project as his becoming full time and reputation  thereof. *Jim Weyer books 3 & 4  and Blade magazine December 1987-Also Cover


BILLY MACE IMEL ~the colors and detail is just described as "Incredible". The Second one made in the Series Note: Gary used over 3000 beads. Handle is Black Buffalo Horn/ Resin & Red Coral -NOT paint. 






JIM ENCE  "Eagle Dancer" **Just spoke with Dorthy Ence. She is so very happy they have been re born here in Calif. ~ (Made about the same time as Billy Mace Imel's.  Note:  Eric Meyer then asked Gary if he would create the 4th & final one in the series since all the carving was his work alone.  Knives Illustrated Spring 1988 -Cover

Dave Nittinger & Rick Monsour Presents ~~~

     The Four Kachina's

One of the most significant Art Knife Creations to date: Once owned by the world's largest Knife Collector, "Eric Meyer". They have traveled around the world from Switzerland to New York, as well as his ranch in Michigan and finally back to California where it all began! $130,000

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  Eric Meyer- In the mid '80's Eric Meyer paid $60,000 for the set of 4. He agreed to this providing that Gary Blanchard would create the 4th and final Dagger. Gary agreed and the rest became History~ Prior to the purchase by Rick & myself and displaying them for public view, Gary has indicated

**THE 4 Kachina's** will again be on display at the Dan Delevan Show in October 2014 Gary Blanchard has been invited to attend this historic event. that prior to this, he has never seen the Four Kachina's together as a set. We hereby "Honor" the creator & finest carver/engraver in the world today by this display.

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