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.   For Sale
John Young with his newest model created after a similiar piece by Steve Johnson  P.45 in Darom's  ART KNIVES 111 This is John Young's #1 of this model-completed in 2014   For SALE



Jim & Buster ~~~The Early Days  Buster Warenski Fighting Canes scene  VERY RARE WARENSKI
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.




Jim Ence created one of the most fantastic Gold Quartz Daggers  with the Gold Miner carved into the blade
//David Darom Book "Great Collections"


Jim Ence  NYFS  AKI Knife
"THIRTY-THREE EMERALDS"Alaskan Jade handle with gold trim on top of blade/David Daroms Book IV Great Collections $24,500






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.  $For Sale see Page 5




Mamoru Shigeno's father has been a violin manufacture in Japan.    The above two art fighters are from the Solvang Show of 2014   Presented in David Darom's ART KNIVES 111 on Page260NOT FOR SALE











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.
A Fantastic Dagger & sheath by Curt Erickson & Julie Warenski.  Embellished with 10 Diamonds and a Blue Topaz enhanced by some incredible Julie engraving. Handle is Petersite and Yes, lots of gold work. For Sale $8,888



BusterWarenski & his Paper weight sheath is blued steel with genuine amber cabochon 24ct gold inlay $17,500 From the AKI show in San Diego SOLD



Willie Rigney's Famous Ring Dagger pierced & engraved blade made of 440c stainless. Blade is 12" & oal is 18". $12,500   SOLD Another AKI work of art. Fittings are made of 416 stainless steel with sculptured floral engravings set with sapphires.
Handle is Black Jade & all engraving by Julie Warenski. 15 Sapphires set in ring, guard and pommel.
"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*
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~ NOT FOR SALE









Jim Ence Dr Darom Book 2004 Jim built these over a 3 yr time span and used 24 ct gold along with premium stag and Big Sheep horn,etc. They will be sold as either a 6 or 7 pc set. POR Jim Ence Dr Darom Book 2004
"DOUBLE RACOONS"  David Daroms 'Great Collections'Bk IV

Ence Battle Axe  Jade & Ebony handle This is one of only two Battle Axes Jim has made over the years. For Sale $7,500
Willie Rigney NYFSWeyer IV
"Charolite /Old Diminion Engraving by David Perdue. This is perhaps one of the finest pieces that I own today.  It is truly a masterpiece by a remarkable retired maker.Erpr

Koji Hara-  steel-cowry-y India stag top 15" overall-10" blade Very Rare Koji Big Bears NYFS
$9.600 set


Warenski-EricksonDagger with photo by Eric Eggly/David Darom
This is one of Curt's finest daggers ever created for the AKI show.  See more detail on Page 5 NYFS

Herman Schneider: SS hilt, collar, and pommel with color relief engraved by master engraver Gary Blanchard. Spiral fluted fossil walrun ivory handle, gold wire wrap and gold spacers. Excellent flet lined nickel silver sheath with matching engraving. NOT FOR SALE From the Phil Lobred Collection: Jim Ence 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


Lloyd Hale with beautiful Mother of Pearl/Abalony inlays and of course Lloyd's incredible file work, all done by hand.
Not For Sale YET

John Young ~ Two of his finest. waited 4 yrs for sub hilt CHUTE with great stag// The top sub hilt was the lottery pick at Dan Delevan's ANNUAL Plaza Cutlery Show  10/2012. Reverse shows John's 15th Anniv yrFor Sale $5000 ea & a tiny bit more for his 15th Anniv Logo Loveless with Alvin Chewiwi engraving. Alvin had a house full of makers begging for his time at the Reno show. And now "William Henry Knives" have employed Mr Chewiwi~ Watch for Blade Magazine articles forth coming. For Sale Bolsters have $2K of engraving/gold. $8,500

Herman Schneider is a legend and this is one great example of why~This is of course the Rain drop pattern and it doesn't get any better than this. WoW Note: AND, go to Page 4 to see The Original Display Box that goes with this beauty.  FOR SALE

 NOTICE~Willie Rigney "Please come out of retirement" The ART WORLD NEED YOU.  SOLD



Master Engraver Ron Skaggs who has been working with Willie since the early 90's. The detail is beyond belief. Raised gold Dragon Fly on one ricasso & a golden Bull Frog on the other.Made around 1993 SOLD


Sir Donald Hume ~The "Corn Maiden"  15" oal ~Jim Ferguson twisted nickel damascus blade with two rings of gold nuggets and gold inlay by the famous ALVIN CHEWIWI, a lignum vitae handle shaped like a corn husk and a gold plated bronze pommel carved to depict a 'corn maiden'~Completed in 2012 prior to his death in April. Here he lives on!FOR SALE  $18,000.00  SOLD

Likarich  NYFS Blade Mag 5/01 Weyer Book 2007/David Daroms Bk IV Great Collection  Book




Another Fantastic piece by STEVE LIKARICH
7" blade and 12"OAL.
file work on both the top and underside. Purples
& blues titanium liners make this glow in the dark. NOT FOR SALE







Curt Erickson/Julie Warenski  Blade is 440C with a 3 piece guard of German Silver with 24ct gold beaded inlays & engraving.  This piece is absolutely priceless with 4 ctw's of diamonds and Rubies.
$24,950 In David Darom's Book Page 246 "The World of Art Knives"
Titled-Eternity Art~The guard also features ruby gemstones & pave diamonds that are set into the centerpiece of the three piece guard. The handle frame is wrapped with German Silver & contains 24ct gold beaded inlays  with engraving on the sides. The Eternity design is made of blued gunmetal steel and a ruby gemstone in the center. Pave diamonds are set into the background. Full metal sheath from German Silver. 2ctw of pave diamonds & 2ctw ruby gemstones w/ 24ct gold inlay.
  Top=John Young and bottom is an incredible piece by Thad Buchanan NOT FOR SALE Jim Ence Pic #2 Fantastic Agate from China -Gold wire wrap with Jim's engraving, gold inlay on blade and gold nuggets on pommel.  Just an incredible dagger. 8&1/2" blade with 14" oal. $8,800
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 ***


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